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Qianmen

North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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Ranked #96 of 1,247 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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298 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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175 helpful votes 175 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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