Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

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Geographic location:Nankai District, Tianjin


Famous scenery:Yangliuqing painting, clay figurine Zhang Caisu, Qiaoxiangge, kite Wei kite, Qing Dynasty stamps, etc.

Suitable for the play season:All seasons

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street is located at the east gate of the northeast corner of Nankai District, Tianjin, on the west bank of the Haihe River. It is a commercial pedestrian street and a national AAAAA tourist attraction. As one of the ten scenic spots in Tianjin, Tianjin Ancient Culture Street has always adhered to the “Chinese taste, Tianjin taste, cultural taste, ancient taste” business characteristics, mainly in the management of cultural supplies.

There are nearly one hundred shops in the ancient culture street. It is the concentrated place of the old handicraft shop in Tianjin. There are authentic foods: dog chops, ear-eye fried cakes, pancake fruit, old peony sugar, Zhangjiashuipu, Tianjin Twist, etc. Tourist attractions include Tin Hau Temple, Himalayan, Daqing Post Coin, and clay figurines.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Geographical environment

Gu Culture Street is located at the northeast corner of Tianjin Nankai District (zero point of Tianjin Highway), outside the east gate of Haihe River, from the old iron bridge street (gongbei Street) in the north, to the Shuige Street (Mongnam Street) in the south. There is a memorial arch in each of the north and south streets, and the book “Hometown of Jinmen” and “Yi Shang Yi Yuan” is 687 meters long and 5 meters wide. It is a commercial pedestrian street.

In the ancient days, it was called the escort goddess. Legend has it that she is a Fujian native, surnamed Lin Mingmo, who often sails out to sea to rescue the victims, so she is respected as a goddess by future generations. In the Yuan Dynasty, the capital needs to transport a large amount of grain to the north every year, first to the Tianjin by sea, and then to the capital by the river. In order to pray for maritime safety, the Yuan government worshipped the escort goddess as a scorpio and built the Tianhou Palace in the coastal towns.

The Tianhou Temple in Tianjin was built in 1326. The 23rd day of the lunar calendar is the birthday of the niece. Introduce the historical changes in Tianjin and display a variety of folk customs. The Emperor’s Club was named after the Qing Emperor Qianlong visited Jiangnan when he visited the city. The traditional performance venue is in the square in front of the Tianhou Palace and in the vicinity of Gongnan and Gongbei. After the completion of the ancient culture street, on the 23rd of the lunar calendar (“Tianhou” birthday Jiji), a grand imperial congregation will be held here, performing dragon dance, lion dance, Shaolin society, stilts, drums, dry boats, earth songs, martial arts As well as Beijing opera, Pingju, and Xunzi.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Operating characteristics

As one of the ten scenic spots in Tianjin, Tianjin Ancient Culture Street has always adhered to the “Chinese taste, Tianjin taste, cultural taste, ancient taste” business characteristics, mainly in the management of cultural supplies. There are nearly one hundred shops in the ancient culture street.

In 1989, Qiaoxiangge, which mainly operated cloisonne, Su embroidery and inner painting crystals, settled in the ancient cultural street. In the past 20 years, Qiaoxiangge has expanded its business scope and expanded its sales channels to Germany (Blaymer, Berlin, Lübeck), Japan (Osaka), Malaysia (Klang, Kuala Lumpur, etc.) in the case of the growing number of similar stores. Qiao Xiangge always stands on the customer’s stand and insists on attracting Chinese and foreign customers with new products and high quality.

Nowadays, under the careful management of the owner, the variety of goods in Qiaoxiangge has increased to more than a dozen kinds of products such as cloisonne, Su embroidery, inner painting crystal, pearl, jade, jade hand, craft umbrella, craft sword, and Chinese clothing. There are also necklaces of various materials, such as crystals, pearls and tourmalines, which are hand-woven by the owner. Qiao Xiangge hopes that during the period of deepening internationalization, Chinese products with ethnic characteristics will be able to go abroad and add to the country.

There are also a number of famous old-fashioned signs in the country, such as Guoren Zhang, Pipi Zhang, Kidney Bean Zhang, and Mud Man Zhang.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

History and culture

The ancient culture street is a street composed of folk small shops in the Qing Dynasty. Centered on the Yuan Dynasty Palace in the Yuan Dynasty, the Ancient Culture Street is located outside the east gate of Tianjin Nankai District, on the west bank of the Haihe River, north to the northeast corner, in the downtown area, from Laotieqiao Street (gongbei Street), east to Haihe River and south. To Shuige Street (Mongnam Street). There is a memorial arch in each of the north and south streets, and the book “Hometown of Jinmen” and “Yu Shang Yi Yuan”, which is commonly known as “The Niangniang Palace”, is the main tourist attraction on the ancient culture street.

This street has an ancient temple that has been known for centuries. It was originally called “Scorpio Palace” and later renamed “Tianhou Palace”. Tianjin is adjacent to the Bohai Sea and backed by the capital. Since ancient times, it has been a water and land transportation hub for the collection of boats and vehicles. Tianhou Palace is a temple built for the blessing of the goddess of the sea.

It was completed and opened on New Year’s Day in 1986. Since ancient times, this area has been Tianjin’s largest market trade and new year market. Every spring, Tianjin’s grand imperial congregation, the birthday of the Niangniang, is held here. It will perform stilts, dragon lanterns, dry boats and lion dances. In addition to the two-storey archway and the Gongqian Opera House in the newly-built ancient cultural street, the other nearly 100 houses are all small folk buildings.

Strolling through the ancient cultural street, when you enter and leave the store, you will see many shops squatting down and there is a Soviet painting in the middle of the river. The composition is vivid and vivid, and the form is realistic, making the ancient cultural street beautiful and charming.

In addition to the painted story paintings in the facade decoration, the other is the brick and wood carving decoration. Its content is wide, most of which have a strong folk atmosphere and auspicious and festive meaning.

Before the Shibaozhai woodcarving, the pictures of the ups and downs and the plot changes in the Qingming Shanghe Map. One of the north heads is: there are many boats moored on the bank of the Weihe River, and seven or eight people on a large ship in the river heart are desperately shaken. The hard work of the boatmen shows the busy tensions of the water transport on the river. In the middle, the middle of the picture is the Hongqiao outside the Dongshui Gate on the Weihe River. Under the bridge, a large ship is about to pass, and all the boatmen are nervously operated. The vehicles on the bridge, the animals, the pedestrians, the people watching the water, and the people watching the boat are shoulder-to-shoulders, forming a torrent of urban life. It is the picture of the Qingming Shanghe Map. The climax part.

Regardless of the architectural style, shop decoration, and plaques, the ancient culture street has a rich artistic atmosphere. Walking through the ancient culture street has been pleasing to the eye; antique shops, calligraphy and painting, four treasures of the study, rubbings, ancient books, young willow paintings, clay figurines, and kites from Tianjin are all gathered in this street for you to watch and purchase. As for Chinese and Western musical instruments, art ceramics, and small decorative items, there are also special stores. Buying one or two pieces is a very pleasant thing. If you hang around, you may also be edified and enlightened to get some nutrition.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Main Attractions

North and South Archway

Ancient street effect

After the renovation, the ancient cultural street still maintains the architectural style and basic line style of the year. Its architectural style is imitation of the Ming and Qing style buildings. The height of the building is one or two floors; the block is naturally straight and has a rhyme; The scale of the building is moderate, and the length of the shops is very long and orderly, showing the effect of the ancient streets. The ancient cultural street is full of rich ancient flavor, cultural flavor, Chinese flavor and Tianjin flavor.

There is a archway building at the entrance to the south and north of the ancient culture street. The painted form is “smoke, ink, stone and jade”. The words on the heart of the Nankou Archway are “Hometown of Jinmen” (facing south) and “Qingxue” (facing north); the text on the heart of the Beikou Archway is “Yu Shang Yi Yuan” (facing north) and “Golden Dragonfly” (facing south).

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Archway text interpretation

“Tianmen Hometown” explains: “Jinmen” is another name for Tianjin. “Hometown” means the old place. “Hometown of Jinmen” is the old place of Tianjin Wei. It has the meaning of Tianjin Wei’s birthplace.

“Qingxue” explained: “Qing” means good weather, and “snow” means “washing”. “Qingxue” is the scenery just after the snow is finished. The sky is clear and the sky is like a woven street. The mood of the people is very pure. It seems to be washed. It is here for the queen of the queen, for the good old days. blessing.

“Yu Shang Yi Yuan” explained: Tianjin is located at the lower tip of the Jiuhe River. Since ancient times, it has been rich in water resources and dense in water networks. Tianjin is known as “Jinyu”, “straight 沽” and “沽上”, and there is “ Seventy-two.” “Yu Shang Yi Yuan” means the birthplace of Tianjin Wei’s culture.

“Golden Dragonfly” explains: “Gold” is gold, precious meaning, gold is the most valuable metal; “鳌”: the largest fish is called “鳌” after jumping over the dragon gate, is the incarnation of the dragon. The “Golden Dragonfly” metaphor brings together the best and the most advanced and noble things. The idioms in our country have the word “exclusive gimmicks”, meaning: leading, and occupying the best position and meaning of things.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Tin Hau Temple

Tianhou Palace is the center of the ancient cultural street. In Tianjin, there was a saying that “there was a Tianhou Palace first, and then Tianjin Wei”. In the Tianhou Palace, the gods are enshrined in Lin Mo, and there are two large sail poles in the square with more than 600 years of erection. On the east side of the square, there is a theater building in the direction of the Haihe River. The Tianhou Palace Square is relatively independent. Space.

The two sails standing tall in the Tianhou Palace Square have a history of more than 600 years. It is said that in the days after the Tianhou Palace was built, in order to bless the people who went out to sea forever, the sail was built outside the gate of the Tianhou Palace. On the day of the annual imperial congregation and the birthday of the queen, the two tall sails are hung with 24 red lanterns to pray for the sea people to return safely. It is said that at night, the returning people have just entered Dagukou. You can look at the sails of your hometown from afar, and the people who return to the air are more eager to return to their homes.

There are 14 main halls in Tianhou Palace: the front hall, the main hall, the Yaowang Hall, the Taiwan Hall, the Fengwei Hall, the Tibetan Classical Pavilion, the Guandi Hall, the Yuanchen Hall, the Qisheng Temple, the Fortuna Temple, and Bixia Yuanjun. Temple, Wang San’s Grandma, and Liangyuan Pavilion.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Tian Yan Square

Yan Fu’s former residence

The ancient lion alley of Gu Culture Street is the seat of Yan Fu’s former residence, and the original house no longer exists. In order to excavate history and culture, he visited the descendants and historical experts of Mr. Yan Fu, and combined with the landscape design, built Tianshen Square in the original site of Yan Fu’s former residence, and established Yan Fu bronze statue and Tian Yan theory stone inscription.

Yan Fu (1854~1921), Fujian Houguan (now Minhou), was renamed Song Guang, the word is also mausoleum, and the word is a few (sound: ji several) road, the later years are: Yu Yu (sound: yu ye Yu Ye) old man. He is famous in the modern Chinese ideological circles by interpreting Huxley’s “Evolution of Heaven”. He is a representative figure of modern Chinese reformers. He uses evolution as a weapon to awaken people to “self-improvement and conservation” and save the nation from peril. Chairman Mao Zedong was named “a representative of the people who sought truth from the West before the birth of the Communist Party of China” (Mao Zedong’s “On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship”) – with Hong Xiuquan, Kang Youwei, and Sun Yat-sen. Yan Fu also founded the “Guo Wen Pao” in Tianjin, actively promoting the transformation of the law, and left a glorious page in the modern history of China.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Antique painting

In the construction of the ancient culture and trade zone, Tianjin Real Estate Corporation has renovated the ancient culture street in line with the principle of “repairing the old as the old”. After the renovation, the ancient cultural street has added heating, refrigeration, communication, public health equipment and parking lots and other supporting facilities while focusing on improving fire prevention and earthquake resistance. The overall supporting functions of the entire block have been comprehensively improved.

In order to improve the cultural taste of the block, Tianjin Real Estate Corporation adopted a public bidding method, hired a number of professional design units, conducted strict screening, good selection, and paved ground, small sculptures, lighting embellishments, door and window shapes, etc. A unified layout and careful design were implemented. In order to continue the historical context of Tianjin, showcase Tianjin folk customs, preserve the centuries-old residence of Tongqingli, the 600-year-old ancient building Yuhuangge and the Chinese-Western combination of Liujia compound; the archways at both ends of the block have been restored, ” The swirling gold-like painting makes the “Minmen’s Hometown” and “Qingxue” of the South Exit and the 12 characters of the “Golden Art Garden” and “Golden Dragonfly” in the north of the mouth are golden; it is located at the north entrance of the street. The “Tianjin Ancient Culture Street” stone monument originated from the ancient fossils of the billion years in Tianjin’s Pixian County, engraved with the inscriptions of Comrade Li Ruihuan, and is more in harmony with the renovated ancient cultural street scene. The most distinctive feature is the antique painting of the ancient cultural street. The square in front of the palace shows the paintings of Tianjin folk customs, depicting the folk customs of Tianjin Wei in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China; the antique paintings from the south of the street to the north of the street, the west side of the four famous Chinese classics “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms” “Water Margin”, “Journey to the West”, “Dream of Red Mansions” as the theme, the east side is based on Chinese historical stories, ancient legends and drama names, and in accordance with the historical order of Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing. Unfolding, so that the majority of tourists seem to be in the vast river of history

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Folk Customs

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street was completed and opened on New Year’s Day in 1986. The whole building is a folk architectural style. The Tianhou Palace (Mazu Temple) is located in the center of the whole street. There are nearly 100 shops in the whole street. There are Yangliuqing Painting Society, which manages the Yangliuqing paintings with local characteristics of Tianjin. The clay figurine Zhang Cai Plastics Handicraft Business Department, which runs clay figurines, has four treasures of business literature, four treasures of celebrity paintings, spring in the hall, and cultural relics. The cultural relics company Cuiwenzhai Department, there are dozens of shops that operate cloisonne, double-sided embroidery, jade carving, art ceramics, Chinese and Western musical instruments, gold and silver jewelry, etc., all kinds of goods are genuine and practical. Cheap, merchants attract Chinese and foreign tourists with quality and reputation.

Gu Culture Street adheres to the management characteristics of “Chinese taste, Tianjin taste, cultural taste and ancient taste”. It has worked hard for 12 years, with a total turnover of 690 million yuan, a profit and tax of 58 million yuan, and a total of 12 million Chinese and foreign tourists. Party and state leaders People have come here to visit and inspect.

Comrade Deng Xiaoping said when visiting the ancient cultural street: “The ancient cultural street is very distinctive and must be attractive to foreigners.” The ancient cultural street welcomes tourists from all over the world with its rich folk customs and warm and thoughtful service. Shopping, but also hope to go abroad, go to the world to participate in various merchandise exhibitions, visits and exchanges.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street “The Emperor”

The “Huanghui” of Ancient Culture Street is also a famous traditional activity. The “Huanghui” was originally called “the Niangniang”. According to legend, the 23rd day of the lunar calendar is the birthday of the “Tianhou Palace” sea goddess. In the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, he spent four days before the birth of the goddess of the sea god. At this time, the folk drum festival, the big music club, the crane age club, the heavy cabinet club, the lieutenant meeting, the high-altitude club, etc., performed a variety of skills along the street, showing a grand occasion. After the restoration of the ancient cultural street, the “Huanghui” was resumed on March 23 of the lunar calendar every year. On this day, with dragon lights, stilts, dry boats, Yangko, Fa drum, Zhongmu, lion dance and martial arts, the streets are bustling and bustling, which has become a feast for enriching the cultural life of the citizens. It is imperative to leave the ancient cultural street “connected by the city”, although there are all kinds of handicrafts from all over the country and Tianjin. Among them, Yangliuqing paintings with rich local characteristics of Tianjin, “Clay Man Zhang” and “Kite Wei” kites are the most famous.

On May 8, 2007, Tianjin Ancient Culture Street Tourist Area (hometown of Jinmen) was officially approved by the National Tourism Administration as a national 5A-level tourist attraction.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Architectural style

The whole building is a folk architectural style of the Qing Dynasty. On both sides of Gongnan and Gongbei, there is a painted archway, which is the four words of “Jinmen Hometown” and “Yu Shangyi Yuan”. Nearly 100 shops in the street are clear. The architecture is decorated with painted patterns on the doors and windows. The content is mainly history, mythology, figures, flowers and birds. The forms are openwork, relief, and round sculpture.

The ancient cultural street is mainly engaged in the management of cultural goods, such as the four treasures of the Wenfang, celebrity calligraphy and painting, cultural relics and antiques, handicrafts, etc. The most famous ones are Yangliuqing Painting Society and clay figurine Zhang Cai Plastic Crafts Business Department. In addition, the ancient cultural street has an old-fashioned snack bar, such as the stone door cannida.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Street features

Beautifully constructed

The total area of the ancient culture street is 22,000 square meters. The ancient buildings are high and low, twisted and twisted, and all the buildings are beautiful. All the famous halls, all the green walls and red columns, the bricks and the seams, with different forms of doors, windows, railings, roof wing angles, look beautiful, simple, elegant, plus the balance, couplets, palace lanterns, flagpoles, exquisite wood carvings and More than 1,500 gorgeous paint paintings add to the classical culture of this street.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Operating goods

The street roughly operates three types of goods: 1 cultural relics, antiques and antique furniture, such as four treasures of the study, ancient books, traditional Chinese paintings, jewels and jade, ancient styles and so on. 2 Folk traditional goods, such as doll music, clay sculptures of the clay figurines, Yangliu youth paintings with more than 300 years of history, kites of kites Wei, brick carvings of carved bricks, Liuhai Diabolo of Xiuzhuzhai, porcelain of Jingdezhen, embroidery of Suzhou, etc. 3 restaurants, tea houses, restaurants and casinos. Tianhou Palace Square and the open-air stage often perform local drama and folk art.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Famous Buildings

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street is one of the ten scenic spots in Tianjin, and the name of the scene is “Finding the Hometown”. The ancient culture street is located outside the east gate of Nankai District. There is a memorial archway at the north and south streets. The book “Jinmen Hometown” and “Yu Shangyi Garden” are places where ancient sea gods and boatmen gather and entertain in ancient times. The ancient cultural streets that have been restored include Tianhou Palace, Gongnan and Gongbei Street. Tianhou Palace is commonly known as “The Niangniang Palace” and is the main tourist attraction on the ancient culture street.

Tianjin’s Tianhou Temple was built in 1326. Every year, the “Huanghui” is held, performing stilts, dragon lanterns, dry boats, lion dances, etc. The hundred plays are gathered and lively. Today, the harem has become the Tianjin Folk Museum, introducing the rise and change of Tianjin City, Tianhou Palace and the Imperial Society, displaying the Ming Dynasty Tianjin City Brick, the Qing Dynasty dynasty model and various folk styles (wedding ceremonies, costumes, etc.), Qing Dynasty water machine And other cultural relics.

In addition to the Tianhou Palace, there is the largest Taoist temple in Tianjin, 600 years ago, the Yuhuang Pavilion, the most characteristic courtyard community in Tianjin, Tongqingli, and the Liujia Courtyard, one of the eight Chinese and Western Tianjinese. Antique shops, calligraphy and painting, four treasures of the study, rubbings, ancient books, young willow paintings, clay figurines, and kites from Tianjin are also clustered.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Travel guide

Play route

Tour time: 3 hours
Suitable for the crowd: friends
Way of arrival: bus
Attractions on the way: Jinmen Hometown Memorial Hall > Tianhou Palace > Folk Culture Center > Antique City > Commercial Plaza > Guanyin No. > Yingshang Yiyuan Archway > Yuhuangge > Tongqingli > Cultural Town > Theatre Building

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