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Wangfujing Street, Beijing

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Regarded as the capital's most famous shopping street, Wangfujing Street offers a wide array of exotic foods and houses many historic aristocratic estates. Records suggest that commercial activity has blossomed here since the reign of the Ming Dynasty. The pedestrianized and modernized street receives approximately 600,000 daily visitors, but that number can jump up to 1.2 million during holidays. Explore an abundance of shops and boutiques, and also visit the street vendors which sometimes offer rare ingredients and spices. You can go on a sightseeing bus to introducelearn about the street's history and scenic spots. Take note: The city has adopted a tax refund policy for overseas visitors. With our world travel planner, Beijing attractions like Wangfujing Street can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Since the traditional market street was removed, this destination has lost much of its charm. As a commercial shopping center, it offers some great stores. Most frequently visited place for myself... 
    Since the traditional market street was removed, this destination has lost much of its charm. As a commercial shopping center, it offers some great stores. Most frequently visited place for myself...  more »
  • An ok place, depending on what you are after. Full shopping centres with lots of big brands, some Chinese tea shops. An amazing foreign bookstore - probably the best part of the street! Nice to spend....  more
    An ok place, depending on what you are after. Full shopping centres with lots of big brands, some Chinese tea shops. An amazing foreign bookstore - probably the best part of the street! Nice to spend....  more »
  • This area is home to a few very nice malls and is surrounded by higher end hotels. Lots of dining options and shops for all kinds of budgets. As of December 2020 it is hard to find mall open mall... 
    This area is home to a few very nice malls and is surrounded by higher end hotels. Lots of dining options and shops for all kinds of budgets. As of December 2020 it is hard to find mall open mall...  more »
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  • Located in Dongcheng District. The majority of the main area is pedestrianised. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in the area. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name "Wang Fu" (princely residence), "Jing" (well). Many exotic foods are served on Wangfujing snack street.
  • The shopping street at the top of the list in Beijing. No vehicle is allowed in the area. The shoppers will have free and enjoyable walk and shop thrill. It used to have a small alley with stalls selling local street foods at the south end of the street. It is under renovation on my most recent trip, May 2019. It must be moved to somewhere, but I don't know. Good place to shop and stroll around to experience the life of the locals and foreigner.
  • A huge collection of Chinese and western brand stores plus restaurants, street snacks, shopping centres, temples and even a church. You get a great snapshot of China along this road with savvy city folks mixing with visitors from the countryside and foreigners. Tens of thousands of people flock here everyday and it should be on any visitor's list of places to see. We saw several young children going to the toilet in the middle of the main street and nobody seemed to care. Lots of police and other security people walking up and down.
  • For me this is the best place to hang out, sightseeing, eating, killing time, burn calories in a long active walking, shop top designer brands or even local brands, street foods or famous restaurants and so on. Everything is available here..a day is not enough to explore this place..the streetfood areas offering some extreme food that rarely found in other place..it so popular among tourists so prepare for bustling crowd especially in the peak hour
  • Wangfujing Pedestrian Street is a wonderful street to have a great time and make memories. It is a street that is closed off yo traffic which allows for maximum space for walking. There is just about everything you could imagine being here from very high end stores, to regular shopping, there are tourist attractions and food varieties ranging from authentic Chinese to US branded restaurants. There is also a small Hutong located on the southern side of the Wangfujing Pedestrian Street. It is definitely worth the stroll through to see all of the vendors selling live creepy crawlies on a stick (squorpions, centapedes, roaches, you name it). We had a great time at Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and I know you will also, I highly recommend it.

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