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Address: Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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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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The street is full of shops and food outlets.Lots of tourists and locals.Its crowded all the times Heavy police presence. Prices are not cheap.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Dazhalan Jie or Dashilan is a real tourist street though very picturesque in parts. You enter the street from Qien Men and the first thing we saw was the old trolley bus and typical Chinese buildings. There are some enticing cake and sweet shops but beware of the 'hard sell' in some of the shops, especially the Tea Houses. However,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This area, located south from Tiananmen square is just full of tourist, hostels, everything you'd need in Beijing, close to the forbidden city and very picturesque, beautifully laid out. I'd be a loss not to visit if you're in the city. Basically you could explore the area within 2-3 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The street is full of shops and food outlets.Lots of tourists and locals.Its crowded all the times Heavy police presence. Prices are not cheap.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited first in Oct 2012, my 4th time to Beijing. Da Shi Lan is technically located within Qian Men. You can find so many tiny shacks where they sell grilled foods or regional food here too. Beware sometimes of touts though because they could pick-pocket at will at night. Try to find something clean to eat if possible...

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My hostel was located just near this area and I found it quite vibrant with lots of shops and stalls and a good place to wander and explore.

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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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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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