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Address: Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Underneath a local marketplace is this 9,000-foot-long underground air-raid...

Underneath a local marketplace is this 9,000-foot-long underground air-raid shelter that has been converted to an underground hotel and arts and crafts shop.

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Qianmen Street

Qianmen Street with its neighboring Dashilan Commercial Street and Dashilan are the oldest and most famous ancient shopping streets with unique cultural touch. Located in central... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Multan, Pakistan
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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Qianmen Street with its neighboring Dashilan Commercial Street and Dashilan are the oldest and most famous ancient shopping streets with unique cultural touch. Located in central Beijing in the south of Tiananmen Square, these streets are commercial hub and visited by thousands of tourist all the time. Qianmen Metro station is situated on the mouth of this old area of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Seemed like you could get the same things elsewhere such as Nanluoguxiang or Houhai. Got a bit repetitive after a while. There's a large chinese pharmacy/ clinic Tongrentang in the middle.

Thank SupraLibra
Suzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was a waste of time. This is no more than a grotty Chinese street with all sorts of junk shops and you should not waste your time visiting at all. Qianmen Street nearby is far more interesting and atmospheric.

Thank John T
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Smoking Pipe Street impressed me with a relaxed tranquil ambience in an ancient setting but Dashilan fascinated me with the modern streets, old architectural buildings and the surviving old branded historic shops and stores. The retail shop Rui Fu Xiang boasts of superior quality silk fabric, the Nei Lian Sheng shop triumphed over other competitors and survived till these... More 

2 Thank soh_kien_peng
Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Last june i spend a whole afternoon in Dashilan, many streets are completely renewed, they added pictures on the wall how that building looked before. Some streets are still original, which i loved most, it is a great area for capturing street pictures.

Thank Arie B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dashilan is a new part of the city, as it has been completely rebuilt (I still remember the huge construction place several years ago, when they were still in the process). However, it is old, because they tried to rebuild it as it was in the past by using all kind of photographic material. Dashilan therefore has a lot of... More 

Thank Volker-Meier
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dashilar was a refreshing change to the usual crowded Beijing attractions. I read about it in Lonely Planet as being "a throw back to the old imperial city that is still home to some of the oldest and most prestigious emporiums in the city." We loved Qianmen Dajie, a street completely revamped in the style of old Peking. This tree... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Once again, another "hutong area" that was remodeled from old times and turned into a consumerist palace plagued with shops from expensive brands and fast food restaurants nearby Qianmen. Disguised with Chinese old architecture, the infamous "tian tian che" or railed trolley adds some enchant but that's all. Recommend just to have a weekend walk. Beijing Residents may find better... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Dazhalan Jie or Dashilan is a real tourist street though very picturesque in parts. You enter the street from Qien Men and the first thing we saw was the old trolley bus and typical Chinese buildings. There are some enticing cake and sweet shops but beware of the 'hard sell' in some of the shops, especially the Tea Houses. However,... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This area, located south from Tiananmen square is just full of tourist, hostels, everything you'd need in Beijing, close to the forbidden city and very picturesque, beautifully laid out. I'd be a loss not to visit if you're in the city. Basically you could explore the area within 2-3 hours.

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