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Qianmen

Address: North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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Ranked #89 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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, the Dashilar area is a vibrant mix of historic shops and hutong streets.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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154 reviews 154 reviews
72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A pristine place, nicely preserved, depicting old Chinese architecture. There are a variety of shops selling souvenirs to Chinese tea along with high street labels like Zara, all neatly tucked in traditional Chinese buildings. A variety of restaurants and cafes abound the place too; from Quanjude Peking Duck to Dong Lai Shun, all have a branch in here. Plenty of... More 

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Koszalin, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Good place for walk. Nicely renovated (or new) district. Clean main street. And very cheap food on sticks.

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Phatthalung Province, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you plan to visit the Forbidden Palace and Tian An Men then include Qianmen. From the Palace you just have to walk straight through the square and Qian Men is right there. Along both sides of the street are the medium price branded store like H&M, Vero Moda, Uniqlo, Sephora, etc. but if you divert from the main street... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As part of a tour group, we didn't get to spend a lot of time here. We stopped in a few different stores as we walked through the area, but all of the goods seemed of relatively low quality.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place to walk around, apart from all tourist attractions. I was very surprised about this place and highly recommended it for tourists. Easy to shop and take nice pictures. From there you can go easily to the acrobats show. The hotel Emperor is right there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After we have checked in our hotel on our first day in Beijing, we have decided to begin our China programme with a visit to the Tiananmen Square. Before we left the hotel, we have been recommended to walk a street that would take us directly to the Square in about half an hour. After a while Qianmen surprisingly welcomed... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beijing , the nice city of the world. In here ,you can find what you want to see . Great wall Forbidden city, The temple of heaven ,The summer palace,and so on . Not only this ,you also can visit something the travelers donot know.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Qianmen Street is ok. It's got everything you'd want for shopping and is centrally located. It's worth going to but wouldn't spend much time there.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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58 helpful votes 58 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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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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