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Address: North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Qianmen Dajie is a recently restored pedestrian street in the architectural...

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.

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Beautiful building in Beijing.

We really enjoyed the architectural design that this building had to offer. It's got beautiful colors and sticks out so tall in the middle of the street. A nice place for a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was lucky that my hostel was located in the area, so I didn't have to make a special trip to see the place. If that's your first time, start by checking out the Main Street: there are lots of restaurants and shops, including clothing stores like Zara and H&M, my favorite is the Starbucks building in ancient Chinese style.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite place in beijing, one of a MUST SEE place, why? The buildings there are unique and you wont failed at making a good picture, all the high end shop such as zara, starbucks, were built in a superb china feel architecture, if you like Roasted duck, there's a famous roasted duck restaurant here, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the architectural design that this building had to offer. It's got beautiful colors and sticks out so tall in the middle of the street. A nice place for a few pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

great place to stay and visit. Atmosphere is brilliant alongside the markets at night and the food is fantastic! A must do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice place to walk around, discover authentic hutongs and see beautiful shops and restaurants. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This area is crowded and full of shops and restaurants.The shopping is quite good here.The restaurants are also quite good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Tianmen (qianmen square) has to be visited. It's a very busy square, where you can visit the mausoleum of Chairman Mao, the museum and The Forbidden City. You have to pass through stict security gates before entering the square. Unsure how secure it is though as the security police always seem to be on the mobile phones. Lots of army... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Qianmen, which means the front gate in Chinese,used to be the entrance to Beijing city. now it is a commercial street with many traditional shops,some of them have been there for hundreds of years. If you want to buy some tea and try Chinese hot pot,you are highly recommend to come here.The tea shop called Wuyutai,the hot pot restaurant called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you want to buy some China souvenirs, go to this area first before you go to the Silk Market or Waifujing. I got so many items that were 5 times as much in the Silk Market. It's fun to walk around and you can even bargain! You can see Chinese people shopping here as well. It's going to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a growing shopping and eating area just to the south of Tianamen Square. If you've spent part of the day in the museum or just strolling around Tianamen, Qianmen Street is a great way to end the day. We first visited this street in 2011 and loved the main shopping street but also the little alleyways to each... More 

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