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Liulichang West Street, Beijing

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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. Add Liulichang West Street and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing trip planner .
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  • All the shops here sell goods related to chinese calligraphy, ink, paper, brushes, chinese books. There are some who sell snuff boxes and draw caricature. I was slightly disappointed as they did not l...  more »
  • From a small shady square , you can stroll this lovely street full of calligraphy galleries, art galleries, and shops selling every kind of paper and calligraphy supply. The refinement of the art is r...  more »
  • I hadn't been here for quite a while and there have been changes It is now primarily art galleries and artist supplies... no more the "junk" or "antique"shops... nor was there anywhere to grab a drink  more »

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