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Dashilan, Beijing

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Pass through the distinctive ornate gate and enter Dashilan, the most ancient and famous commercial street in Beijing. Though it originates from the Yuan dynasty, the locals expanded it to its largest size during the Ming dynasty, and today it stretches 275 m (902 ft). Experience Chinese antiquity in the street's old buildings and the surviving historic shops and stores. You can find many goods there, ranging from superior quality silk, shoes, and hats, to tea houses. Try some of the traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, and don’t miss tasting the local snacks as well. Put Dashilan into our Beijing trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beijing.
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  • 滿以為可以看到舊北京商業風貎,可惜只是人工打造的旅遊街舖,怎樣也感受不到舊世界的面容,商店晚上八點後已不再營業 ,現場更覺冷清 ,不值得一遊。。  more »
  • All the pedestrian area - the street, Dashilan and Qianmen avenue - worth a look. Not only you will find many shops in any kind, but you will explore an old neighborhood to the beautiful proportions that the restore is successful. The original architecture there is very well preserved or restored. The streets of Dashilan, reputable shops kept their magnificent façade of yesteryear. There are crowd especially in the weekend, but it's part of the décor. Moreover, amount of restaurants in the small side streets offer the traditional Chinese or other fondue at affordable prices.
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  • Located west of Qianmen, Dashilan is a narrow pedestrian street with many famous old shops lining both sides of the street as well as many ancient Beijing buildings. A prosperous business area since t...  more »

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