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Liulichang West Street, Beijing

(3.9/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
A haven for souvenir hunters, Liulichang West Street offers various shops with a seemingly endless supply of traditional handicrafts, artworks, and antiques. Dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), the historic street rose to fame thanks to the colored glaze factory that operated here. Take a stroll down the atmospheric walkway and absorb a host of intricately decorated stone buildings with intriguing, characterful shops, including the largest antiquarian bookstore in the country. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Liulichang West Street by using our Beijing itinerary builder.
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  • I had visited this place over 10 years ago, has remained the same, here you will find all kinds of brushes, stamps, books and prints in all sizes, don't get caught by the fact that you are in a store, you should always negotiate the price on everything.
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  • I loved this little street. It is extremely characteristic and some of the shops have been open for trade for hundreds of years! I think is a must to see in Beijing 
  • A lot of private galleries of calligraphers and shops selling calligraphy related items such as brushes, papers, ink, seals made by beautifully sculptured stone or borns and ink stones. You can spend ...  more »