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Qianmen

North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #99 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Qianmen Dajie is a recently restored pedestrian street in the architectural style of old Peking with little shops & restaurants. Connected to Qianmen,... more » Owner description: Qianmen Dajie is a recently restored pedestrian street in the architectural style of old Peking with little shops & restaurants. Connected to Qianmen, the Dashilar area is a vibrant mix of historic shops and hutong streets. « less
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Shenyang, China
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Qianmen (Front Gate) is a huge gate before you reach Tiananmen via Tiananmen Square, and it can be reached on Qianmen MRT Station (Line 2). Qianmen itself has a very ancient China feel, but the main street has a very modern feel instead. Lots of well known clothing brand such as Uniqlo and H&M to Beijing most famous Peking Duck... More

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Beijing, China
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21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This street once served as the main entry and exit for travellers to Beijing. As an ancient gateway it is an important relic of the grand past. As today's refurbishment shows, it is still grand, however not in the fashion or design that it was originally intended. There is a sense of Disney about the place. But this shouldn't put... More

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Fuerteventura
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320 reviews 320 reviews
137 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Michael T's review captures what the pluses and minuses of this area. The main Qianmen Street itself is a very artificial recently recreated shopping street with the standard chain store shops and a McDonald's and KFC, and a fake antique tram that runs on diesel or batteries, though it has an arm to connect to an on-existent power line. The... More

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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It's a modern mall designed as an old pedestrian Chinese like street. You'll find nothing except what you already have in your country : uniqulo, Zara, Samsung... Good point, it's clean, toucan walk without worrying for cars...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

AS many have alluded to, this is a spruced up street done for the 08' Olympics. Nothing wrong with that though. The front half is a nice stroll with interesting side streets and alleys that are packed with food stalls and knick knacks. The later half of the street is oddly rather deserted in comparison. If you are in the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This beautiful gate, which is also know in its original name as Zhengyangmen, is located south of Tiananmen square. it was built in the early 15th century, but was heavily reconstructed some 100 years ago, in the early 20th century. It is considered to be the tallest of all the gates of Beijing's old city wall, and as such -... More

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Shanghai, China
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you take an hostel in this area you will be in center of Beijing and it will be the paerfect place to start visiting the city. Everything is very close - Tiananmen square, Summer Palace and also Temple of Heaven. Of course there are also very tourist street where you have to be careful to the people who invite... More

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Beijing, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The main street going south from T square is a nice intro but it's going left on the side street that you find great street food and restaurants. Go right and lose yourself in the shopping street. Before you do, the electric street car on the main strip is a reminder that it was the first commercial street in old... More

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Bangkok
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Don't expect to get the best prices as this street is quite expensive. If you get off the main road and into the back alleys you can find some nice restaurants and little market stalls to buy knicknacks. It's better to go to Nanlouguxiang!

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Yuncheng, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

the stress have little long ,you can hire a bike ,its will make you feel more funny ,and there have much old building ,

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