Five Great Avenues
Five Great Avenues
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Brandon Stoltenkamp
Beijing, China442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Good for walking. Some nice restaurants albeit expensive and overpriced, but for Tianjin, a lovely area.
Written 12 August 2022
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Lots of buildings and avenues, yes, but too touristy for me. Constantly been asked to go on the horse and cart, or being followed by Chinese photographers clearly trying to take pictures of an ex-pat just took away from any enjoyment of looking at the architecture. Central area had a running-track looking area to walk around, went into a coffee shop here but was very dirty so quickly left. Was going to spend a few hours here but left in 30 minutes, not somewhere I would return to!
Written 18 December 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This area was pleasant to walk around and we found ourselves coming back here consistently while in Tianjin because of the good restaurants in the area. There is a suggested walking path and you can check out the many European style houses and architecture amongst many shaded sidewalks.

You can spend quite a few hours walking around to see many protected buildings and former residences but I would say plan to stop in the area for lunch/dinner. We spent about an hour walking around the area.

We found the area was a good starting point for walking around to see the many sights of Tianjin as there are quite a few very close together so plan your day accordingly. Three metro stations are close to here but would be a 20 minute walk away: Yingkoudao, Xikanglu and Xiaobailou. I would say Yingkoudao is closest to where you want to check out.

The walk is easy but bring tissues and sanitizer as many bathrooms throughout this area do not provide either and some of the restaurants do not have bathrooms inside.
Written 16 July 2021
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Jane Z
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Five Great Avenues located in the center area of Tianjin. It is the most complete architectural complex of foreign buildings preserved in China so far, and is called the World Architecture Expo Garden of China. Many great men in history have also lived here. For example, Gu Weijun (First diplomat of the Republic of China. He was a member of the Chinese delegation to the Paris Peace Conference and the Washington Conference after the WWI), Xu Shichang ( served as president of the Republic of China), Liang Qichao (a member of China’s modernist reformers), Zaizhen (Qing dynasty clan, the last Qing Prince), and American President Herbert Hoover. Although some of the residences are now closed to visitors, there are still many of the most famous buildings you can visit and take photos of. If you really interested in this kind of building, take a stroll along the Hai River and you may find more.
Written 6 June 2021
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Traveller_Oldie
Charleston, SC279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Great historical area with many different houses and styles. Most old houses now taken over by local families and not really maintained. Many bars and drinking spots. Vibrant place to visit in the evening. Take a ride on the horse-drawn carriage around the area.
Written 7 June 2020
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BrandonNg
Singapore, Singapore163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I would recommend anyone travelling to Tianjin city to set aside at least half a day to walkaround the old cultural area. Most of the buildings are Italian styled in the 1920s and have lots of history behind it. The Tianjin government has identified the area as a historical zone and you will be able to read about the area as you walk around.

There is a large central area where most of the restaurants are located. There is even an underground mall where you can spend some time exploring. As the area is a tourist zone, most of the restaurants are priced accordingly. There are many food place that caters to the different budget travellers, you need to spend some time exploring.
Written 8 December 2019
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Josephine Seah
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We went there twice. First time just glance thru and had a feel of it. 2nd time was more details. We visited 2 museums here.

1. 5th Avenue museum - just a small museum exhibits the old furnitures, pictures and household items extracted from the European buildings. It also has a small cafe set up like 1920s with old furniture. This museum collect a small fee with free tour. To me, this can be skipped.

2. There is another small museum upstairs from the main entrance. Take a lift to 1st floor. This museum exhibits famous Tianjin food (like Peking duck, wine making, vinegar ..), handicrafts (such as cheongsam making, guanine, hats making, opera accessories..) which were passed down from generations. Really interesting. It is free.

Unfortunately both museums have no English explaination.

We walked along the 5 Avenue to read the display that provide a brief details of the European buildings.

Finally, relax ourselves at the Minyuan Stadium. Looking at children playing, people exercising ... really relaxing.

To me it is a MUST if visited Tianjin. It is part of the history of Tianjin.
Written 30 September 2019
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normakk
Brisbane, Australia299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
After eating lunch with friends, i walked around the Minyuan Stadium twice for exercise & visited three museums.

The main museum above the information centre shows the history of Tianjin & Eric Liddell.

Free - The Stone Museum has a collection of stones, paintings & sculptures depicting ancient traditional Chinese art in numerous forms. I was the only visitor at the time so it was serene & grounding due to the symbolism. Unfortunately one section was temporarily closed due to maintenance to the area.

Free - Sports Museum shows the history of Minyuan Stadium, Eric Liddell, sports in China & the Olympic Games.

All museums are excellent. I wish there were English for every Chinese description & that the nearly 100 yr old newspaper articles were better preserved or copied for eternity. They are extremely fragile.

In all museums & the information office, the non English speaking staff were very helpful and friendly.

I discovered the two latter museums by accident. All three are excellent.
Written 27 September 2019
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Oleg Gerasimchuk
Seoul, South Korea607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Very good if you are interested in old style architecture from XIX century. Good leisure time, not many restaurants though. Many things to see.
Written 26 August 2019
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Jimmy
Seattle, WA26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
Spent a few hours wandering around the "Wudadao" and having lunch. An attractive mix of European architecture and Chinese culture with a variety of restaurants and a shopping mall below the center field. It appears to be a bustling shopping are in the evening, but I was only there in the afternoon. Very clean and attractive area.
Written 2 July 2019
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