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“A feast for the senses” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wangfujing Street

Wangfujing Street
Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour
Ranked #59 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This street is comprised of upscale and flea-market shops.
Brisbane, Australia
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“A feast for the senses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

To get the best experience here you should visit at night. The open mall is lit up with neon signs advertising every luxury brand you can think of. The best areas though are off to the side in the narrow snacks street. I wasn't game, but the insects on sticks seemed to be popular fare with the locals. The most shocking were the scorpions - still moving about after having been impaled on the sticks - ready for cooking!
We moved through quickly, and found small market streets - well worth a look - a lot of interesting curios. But bargain hard, otherwise you will pay too much!

Visited November 2013
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“Yang Rou Chuan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Compared to Nanjing Road in Shanghai. This street is much better. More various kind of foods and so on. Haha. I like to eat.
Best was Yang Rou Chuan... the goat's meet satay. Yummy . bought it for 10¥. Worth to try for foreigners.
there were also various kind of insects to be eaten, such as scorpions... and friends. *creepy* Haha... so far so good. I like the street. Good for culinary person and shopaholics.

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“A shopping street...and insects as snacks.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

One of the busiest street in Beijing. Luxury goods are easily found inside shopping malls while street peddlers sell cloths, souvenirs and etc in small lanes nearby. Plenty of heavy negotiations needed if you were to buy goods from these lanes. These peddlers can sometimes quote ridiculous prices for their goods. The most interesting part was the bizarre street food there, they sell grilled centipedes, scorpions, snails, starfish, snakes and even geckos, didn't look appetizing though.

Great place to visit if you are into shopping and have great negotiation skills.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth seeing at least once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Wangfujing Street experience varies. There actually 3 main areas associated with Wangfujing. The actual Wanfujing Street itself is nothing more than an outdoor mall with shops such as H&M, Forever 21, a gigantic Apple store and some souvenire shops. the more interesting areas of Wangfujing area would be the Wangfujing Snack Street which runs west from Wangfujing street. On snack street you will find all types of regular and exotic snack including deep fried scorpions on a stick, centipedes, crickets, and silk worms. (I tried the scorpions. tasted like... chicken?) snack street is not very wide. maybe 12 to 15 feet (4 or 5 meters) and is very packed at night. There are little side alleys off of snack street that have little sounvenirs shops and other items for sale such as fake handbags and clothing. The 3rd section of Wangfujing Street is Danghuamen night food street. You can also find exotic foods here and it is much more out in the open than Wangfujing Snack Street. Overall... a lot of fun and very interesting. Best to see after 8 p.m.

Visited October 2013
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“Nothing much to see aside from the bizarre food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The bizarre food, consisting of scorpions, starfish, and (especially) silkworms, are very cringeworthy and weird. But there is not much to see aside from that. What's available are mostly modern malls and shops, and several dodgy-looking souvenir shops. There were several jewelry and silk stores that I was interested in visiting, but they look quite intimidating and unfriendly to visitors. Many luxury watch shops, that locals seem to be especially interested in. Overall nothing too different from shopping malls in other countries, aside from the exotic foods of course.

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