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Shuyuan Gate Culture Street

331 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Liked by 14
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No. 24, Shuyuanmen, Beilin District, Xi'an

What people are saying:

If you come to see Xian city wall, i will advise you to see this place before. It's very close to the wall and won't take too much time. Good place for calligraphy lovers.

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TripAdvisor(168 reviews)TripAdvisor
4.3/5Very Good
  • koloblicin_lee

    Lots of calligraphy

    This ancient street has tons of calligraphy items for sale. Only visit if you have spare time to kill.

    Reviewed on /Date(1582504496000+0800)/
  • omega123
    Singapore, Singapore

    Good for half a day strolling

    书院门 as the name implies, door of an institution or academy. The shops in this area literal sells the basic 4 items (文房四宝) required for Chinese calligraphy. The reason for this many shops selling sim...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577404516000+0800)/
  • André K
    André K

    Interesting place to visit

    This street has a lot of character and you get the feeling of old town China. We went during the day , but I can imagine that this street could also be quite vibrant during the evening. Some shops are...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576918267000+0800)/
  • asb1952

    Place of calligraphy art

    It is so lovely to make a walking tour in this artistic street! Small workshops shops full of picture, papers, stone stamps, old and new wooden, bronze, copper, porcelain beautiful things. Very recomm...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555731879000+0800)/
  • nandao l
    nandao l

    Guess what they sell at the street near Confucius Temple (Now 碑林博物館)?

    Well the answer is writing tools and artworks. Nowadays they also sell common souvenirs like miniature terracotta warrior. Would be interesting to walk around. For foreigners you might be interested t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555282178000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Shuyuan Gate Pedestrian Street is a walkway free from vehicles and is infused with refined culture and learning. On the west side, Shuyuan Gate Pedestrian Street intersects with Xi’An City’s South Boulevard. The Stele Forest Museum is located 250 meters and three turns away from the east end of Shuyuanmen. The quaint cobblestones of the pedestrian street lead you down a path of history. Small shops line both sides of the road and sell calligraphy scrolls, painting, ink brushes, inksticks, calligraphy paper and ink stones. This artisan street is quite unlike other pedestrian shopping streets in China in that it is quiet and calm.
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