China – Beijing, a walk back in History (8)

My last stopped in Beijing trip was to Tianjin. Tianjin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC, and is thus under direct administration of the central government.

Its name means ‘the place where the emperor crossed the river’ and it is the fourth largest in China, after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

After lunch, we stopped at the Tianjin’s Shenyang Road Antique Market. With more than 400 merchants peddling their often fake but handsome wares, Shenyang Dao is the perfect place to pick up tasteful decorative items such as ceramics, furniture, clocks, watches, calligraphy materials, and handicrafts molded out of precious metals. For me, capturing the building and see the people there in action was my main goal.

Colourful old style shops.

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This merchant making decoration out of sweet candy.

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..this one, he was making dragons out from strings.

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Nice old bicycle on the walkway.

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Another shot.

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This shop was selling all the Chinese swords and daggers

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This alley filled with the small time merchants trying to sell their items and antiques.

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A shot of a row of motorbikes.

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My last shot in Tianjin….

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Hope you enjoyed a brief walk back in history of Beijing, China.

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20 thoughts on “China – Beijing, a walk back in History (8)

  1. thanks for stopping by…cool pics- camera+ per chance 🙂 since i found the app ive really enjoyed going out taking pics.

  2. Beijing is a cool city! I was only there for something like 5 days, it was nowhere near enough! How are you getting on with the food there? There’s some pretty interesting stuff out there!!!

    • Yup! Actually.. 5 days or even 2 weeks is never enough as Beijing and its surrounding is so big and so much to see and learn. When I was there, I did try their local food and it was ok. Different from the chinese food that I have in Malaysia but I would say that theirs is more oily and saltier. =)

  3. Very colourful, and they certainly do motorbikes in a big way!
    *being picky* Hey, that’s a tricycle! I wonder if the typical bicycle there is 21-gear-plus as it is in South Africa?

  4. Hi, I just stopped by to take a look. I’m currently living in Beijing and just visited Chengde a couple of weeks ago. It’s a beautiful area. Thanks for the great photos! 🙂

    • Thanks! Thanks for stopping by. How is Beijing now? I guess it has also modernized like other cities in China? Back then, Beijing was totally different from Shanghai or Shenzhen. More like 180 degree.

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