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Address: Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Underneath a local marketplace is this 9,000-foot-long underground air-raid...

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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modern shopping in ancient architectural buildings and streets

The Smoking Pipe Street impressed me with a relaxed tranquil ambience in an ancient setting but Dashilan fascinated me with the modern streets, old architectural buildings and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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Suzhou, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was a waste of time. This is no more than a grotty Chinese street with all sorts of junk shops and you should not waste your time visiting at all. Qianmen Street nearby is far more interesting and atmospheric.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Smoking Pipe Street impressed me with a relaxed tranquil ambience in an ancient setting but Dashilan fascinated me with the modern streets, old architectural buildings and the surviving old branded historic shops and stores. The retail shop Rui Fu Xiang boasts of superior quality silk fabric, the Nei Lian Sheng shop triumphed over other competitors and survived till these... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Last june i spend a whole afternoon in Dashilan, many streets are completely renewed, they added pictures on the wall how that building looked before. Some streets are still original, which i loved most, it is a great area for capturing street pictures.

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Thank Arie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dashilan is a new part of the city, as it has been completely rebuilt (I still remember the huge construction place several years ago, when they were still in the process). However, it is old, because they tried to rebuild it as it was in the past by using all kind of photographic material. Dashilan therefore has a lot of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dashilar was a refreshing change to the usual crowded Beijing attractions. I read about it in Lonely Planet as being "a throw back to the old imperial city that is still home to some of the oldest and most prestigious emporiums in the city." We loved Qianmen Dajie, a street completely revamped in the style of old Peking. This tree... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Once again, another "hutong area" that was remodeled from old times and turned into a consumerist palace plagued with shops from expensive brands and fast food restaurants nearby Qianmen. Disguised with Chinese old architecture, the infamous "tian tian che" or railed trolley adds some enchant but that's all. Recommend just to have a weekend walk. Beijing Residents may find better... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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