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Shu Yuan Men ( Ancient Culture Street)

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Shuyuanmen, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this street is filled with chinese calligraphy shops, papers, brushes and even painting.. so only interesting for people who want to see or learn about this. you can see even how some of these stuffs are done. lots of painting shops too, maybe not very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The street is a must, but only if you have time. It is not as good as it was a few years ago. A lot of a shop selling art and tools for art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marius P
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Not really a attraction in itself but lovely to pass through if you looking for art stuff, calligraphy pens

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very vivid. Accessible, and part of your way from other sites in the area. Colors and tastes. Lots of Chinese tourists (after the culture revolution - they also seek their heritage).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichalSB57
Reviewed 27 October 2018

It was cool to walk down a market type street that was selling something different. Pretty much everything for sale was either calligraphy related or art. It was pretty cool but I did feel like I was supposed to buy something as opposed to just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing souvenirs and very beautiful buildings. The people were very friendly and gave good prices. Definetly worth the time. Expect to spend maybe two hours here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Asch02
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Just near the South Gate this is a gem of a little street. Doesn’t take long to navigate, it has beautiful stores full of calligraphy materials, jade and ceramics. Really enjoyed browsing and looking at the gorgeous buildings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lions300
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This place you can buy art and craft stuff. You can always get a good bargain in here. A lot nice thing to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cyberpig
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This street is far less crowded and noisy than Muslim Quarter; the wares are different with more focus on art, calligraphy, and metal-working, but I still found plenty of variety and smaller souvenir-type wares. There are not as many food places nearby (had I not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katie L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is yet another must see visit in XIan, specially in the evening in summer. This street walking tour of around 1 Km, which we experienced with our wonderful CITS guide Laura, takes you around 500 years of Tang dynasty history. Impressiev statues, very lively...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from krida802000 | Reviewed this property |
The wall closes 6-7 P.m. During summer the South gate closes around 9 - 10 P.M. It is safe to walk around the tourist place in city and the wall.