Ancient Culture Street
Ancient Culture Street is in the north of the city and is actually a series of streets, built in typical Tianjin style featuring Qing style architecture. The shops are decorated with watercolor paintings and carved bricks. There are plenty of traditional Chinese items on sale here such as calligraphy brushes, handicrafts, kites and fine art work.
The Tianhougong (Heavenly Empress) Temple is close to Ancient Culture Street and was originally a temple built during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). It has now been rebuilt and houses a museum of Tianjin folklore. Performances by folk artists and traditional opera singers are often staged on the square or in the theater in front of the Temple.
The Confucius Temple was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and is also located close to the Ancient Culture Street