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Address: Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: Underneath a local marketplace is this 9,000-foot-long underground...
Underneath a local marketplace is this 9,000-foot-long underground air-raid shelter that has been converted to an underground hotel and arts and crafts shop.
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Old Beijing

Dashilan (Dashilar for the local and Northerner) is the place to see the old Beijing with all the Hutongs with lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. Beijing, despite being the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our hotel was located next to this area and we couldn't have been happier. Everything else we did seemed touristy and very controlled, this area caters to tourists but is a blend of merchants and chefs that seems completely out of control. Food is great, ate all of my meals here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was invited out to Dashilan by a friend who lives in Beijing locally. We personally found that it was a bit of a journey from our hotel and cost around 80 yuan to get there by taxi. However, I would probably recommend getting the subway here instead, as it would be cheaper. Nevertheless, very interesting place and well worth a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Dashilan (Dashilar for the local and Northerner) is the place to see the old Beijing with all the Hutongs with lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. Beijing, despite being the capital city of China, still preserve the look from the past, and one of them is located here. It's located really close to Qianmen, a major tourist destination.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

At least, its a good place of you are willing to fond presents to bring back home, crafts... Then, i woulndt say its typical, its something built in the 50s without any specific consideration for history.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What do you want to visit in Beijing? To view the modern building and skyscaper? That's not Beijing. Go visiting Dashila, that's the real old Beijing looks like.There so some good preserved old Hutongs there, the best local food, the best handcrafts all over the country for your souvenir. It's a must see. Don't miss it.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Go to Tongrentang pharmacy and visit one of the silk shops; there is also a Mc Donalds; it is very touristic street

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yangshuo, guangxi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

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 :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

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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