Go to Tongrentang pharmacy and visit one of the silk shops; there is also a Mc Donalds; it is very touristic street
We already travelled Beijing since 2002. This area around Dazhalan has been under construction a bit due to the Olympic games, but if you just continue you can still find beautiful old hutongs that haven't been renovated much. Wonderful.
It has long history, you can find some silk shops that already existed since years by, provided the silk for the palace's concubines. There is a restaurant who were visited by one of the empress after she went back from the Summer palace. This street mainly caters for locals... worth a visit. Photos will be updated soon :-)
This side street to the big pedestrial Qianmen Street is fun to walk. With a very long hisotry, the old buildings provides a hostorical flair to the street and the shops are good for souvenir shopping even if they maybe don't primary gears towards the tourists. The street continues over several larger streets towards the west and ends in the... More
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