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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. 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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  • From north of HePingMen, you will pass by the entrance or exit to LiuLiChang (east at the left side & west at the right) street. You can visit the west side of LiuLiChang street, the old calligraphy s...  more »
  • We came to this quaint (and quiet on the day we visited ) street mistakenly thinking that it offers Chinese glass art items based on the name Liu Li Chang Lu which literally means Chinese glass art fa...  more »
  • Liu Li Chang was traditionally the way where they were sitting next to each other little shops selling cheap goods but where they stood with patience also interesting objects. I went back after a lot of years is still the same and it is a lot of stuff but I found it less authentic and less rich in bargains. Still remains impressive.
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