Old Town

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Old Town information

Tiānjīn , China
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Originally enclosed by a wall, Tiānjīn’s old town centres on the restored Drum Tower . Decorated with páilóu (ornate archways), the pedestrianised shopping street to the north of the Drum Tower is excellent for buying items such as calligraphy brushes, kites, paper cuts, snuff bottles, fans, silk, ceramics, jade, taichi swords, chops, jewellery, candy floss and sugarcane juice.

Opposite the Drum Tower you’ll find the Guǎngdōng Guild Hall , built in 1907 and also known as the Museum of Opera; it’s a lovely old ornate hall with lavishly carved woodwork and performances of traditional music from old-timers. The historic Confucius Temple is also nearby.