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Qianmen

North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #101 of 1,229 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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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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876 attraction reviews
448 helpful votes 448 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
79 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
188 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This street appears to be a perfect package for a time-constraint tourists; you can snap some good pictures with Chinese architecture in backdrop, shop souvenirs, and taste some teas & food. I noticed western business men wandering for gift shopping. Overall it's less crowded & less intimidating than local shops or other famous shopping district. I wish I could take... More

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Shopping along Diamond Street in Qianmen felt like authentic Beijing, with very little English spoken and a lot of wonderful chaos. The souvenirs were much more reasonably priced than other parts of Beijing and it was an easy walk from Tianamen Square. Bargain hard and understand the value of what you are going to buy before you go. I wanted... More

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El Paso, Texas
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128 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I've visited Qianmen for more than 10 times. It can always give me some surprises. It's a very good place to feel the traditional life of local people. And if you want to buy some souvenir, Qianmen would be a best choice. But there are so many visitors there and it's very crowded in the weekend. Visit there in weekday... More

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