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Donghuamen Night Market

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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Description: This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing...
This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique tourist place, but crowded, loud, smelly

I walked through the night market in the evening. It was quite the experience to see the various spiders, snakes, lizard, and scorpions on sticks. Nobody in our party was adventurous to eat any of it though. We visited with a friend who lived in Beijing. She said the locals usually don't come... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I walked through the night market in the evening. It was quite the experience to see the various spiders, snakes, lizard, and scorpions on sticks. Nobody in our party was adventurous to eat any of it though. We visited with a friend who lived in Beijing. She said the locals usually don't come here, just for tourists. The streets were... More 

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

there're quite a few places in Beijing like this. touristy. indecent. ignorant sellers offering faked speacialities. one typical joke on local forum: a 'muslim snacks' stall providing pork guts. sadly it can still be seen here. if possible, spend some time elsewhere to dig out what the Chinese food tastes like.

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Auckand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fun and unusual. Many different types of food, mostly on sticks, only sampled fruit on sticks dipped in toffee but that was delicious. Great for people watching and worth a visit even if you don't sample food.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This a great place to see stalls and stalls of food. I wasn't adventurous enough to try snakes and bugs on a skewer. I did see many tourist trying the exotic food. Great place to take photos and people watch. The smell can put you off a bit if your not use to it. All in all a fun place... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I spent two hours here trying all of the following: grashopper, centipede, snake, scorpion, spider, worm, seahorse. all delicious, spider was best. Only downside is no tables so have to eat standing. Bring tissues and wipes for afterwards. Great stuff, loved it! A must for an adventurous foodie.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Taking the kids for a walk along here was a great experience and most of the stalls looked clean and safe but some of the food on sale is not of the highest quality; one of the candied fruit stalls at the East end of the main row sold us a couple of skewers that we had to quickly take... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

great place to walk during the evening to see the lights and the vendors trying to see their exotic foods. from bugs and snakes and testacheal on a skewer to fruit and candied items. the smell can be a bit much at times, so if the weather is really hot our, be prepared for it. the locals and a lot... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the Night Market and found many interesting foods. Of course, we did not try the snake or the scorpions on a stick but nevertheless had a good time viewing the strange offerings. We did eat meat and chicken pies (not sure what kind of meat) and fries on a stick and survived!! What an experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lots of tourists, is probably the main downside. Apparently even when it seems like locals are buying and enjoying weird treats - they're tourists from different parts of the country. If you're brave enough try something. Otherwise, it's nice to just walk around and be shocked with everything you could possibly digest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We search out night markets wherever we go. In Beijing, we went to the one just off Wangfujing St. in front of the Hong Kong Food Market building. We were surprised to find it in an area of upscale stores. This market is clearly regulated & inspected: the stalls are uniform, prices are uniform (everything seems to start at 15... More 

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Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.

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