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“Nice in the evening”

Tunxi Ancient Street
Ranked #2 of 85 things to do in Huangshan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The area is nice for having dinner and strolling around in the evening as the streets light up and it becomes very picturesque. At first it seemed to scream "tourist", but it is an ACTUAL ancient street and market area, now updated and modernised with a very commercial feel while still preserving much of the ancient architecture. There were food shops and handicraft shops and everything in between. We found the shopkeepers mostly friendly and willing to talk about their products without engaging in any hard sell techniques. Variety of products was good. This would be a good place to stock up on souvenirs as we found prices to be mostly fair, without the hyper inflated tourist markups of other cities.

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

When I went to Tunxi, it's packed with tourists, maybe because it's weekend. The street were beautiful in the evening, where lampions and lamps iluminate the old buildings, the vendors on the right and left side of the small road, tried to attract buyers. Most of the stores sells similar things: Tea, Cookies, handycrafts, scarfs and snacks. Some vendors are nice and some weren't. But still it's a nice to walk around coz it gives classic impression.

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

It is a nice place to relax and have a rest before departing (or after) for Huangshan. The streets are not too crowded even in peak season, but I recommend to book your room in advance just in case. It is a peaceful place to walk by. Don't stay more than half a day or more than the time you need to start climbing Huangshan, it is not useful.

Thank Leonardo T
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Tunxi Ancient Street is like every other "old street" in China. Yes, it is quaint and somewhat charming with cute little shops that line a mostly pedestrian alleyway. There are a couple types of shops (tea, antiques, art, trinkets) that repeat the farther you walk. I agree with other reviews in that the shop owners aren't pushy and we actually had fun chatting to one of the antique dealers. It's an okay place to stop if you are in the area, on your way to/from Huangshan, but if your travel agenda is packed and you don't have much time, don't regret skipping this touristy attraction. It only took my husband and I 30 minutes to walk up and down the street and we had time to kill before we were to meet our guide again, so we ended up relaxing in a non-ancient coffee shop.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This is a nice place to relax after a day of sight seeing at the Huangshan mountain, it is not too crowded so you can walk around and find some interesting products. I went in some stores and what I really liked is that the salespersons are not very pushy as in other places in China.
Also the place was surprisingly clean and overall I enjoyed walking around as it really has the feeling of a very old and traditional street.

Thank Alex F
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