Though Tianjin has rapidly developed into an economic powerhouse of skyscrapers, megamalls and hotels, the city still retains few original open markets. These markets are one of the few places in Tianjin that will still make you feel like you’re not at home. As China has been the manufacturing centre of the world for the last couple of decades, you can buy a multitude of goods at wholesale prices and plenty more.
When you first here the name Aquatic Products Market, you’re probably envisioning scuba gear and spearfishing harpoons. This is not the case at Wang Ding Di. Here, they serve daily catches of seafood, fresh from the bay. Try the sashimi or other fresh fish here in Tianjin’s wet market.
Last but not least is Tianjin’s premier market, Ancient Culture Street. It’s packed with hundreds of shops and vendors that sell silk, porcelain, Niren Zhang figurines and many more traditional souvenirs. The wares here are a little pricey, but you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy.