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Address: Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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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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Old buildings and streets there are good

I like those old buildings and the sight of streets. I went there in January with my bf and there were a lot of visitors. there are many shops selling trinkets and souvenir but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 15, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

I like those old buildings and the sight of streets. I went there in January with my bf and there were a lot of visitors. there are many shops selling trinkets and souvenir but most of stuffs they sell are the same. I advise you to try the ice cream in Wuyutai, I loved it. Starbucks there is so cute... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

This is a lovely street, especially created for tourists, with countless shops selling souvenirs and Chinese food. There's also a train that goes from one side of the street to the other. While the place is anything but authentic, it's still worth an hour stroll.

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Thank TheShis
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I went to Beijing on business in May and September 2016. You reach Dashilan by walking on the Qianmen Pedestrian Shopping Street and turning right at the right place. It is very lively and crowded with shops and restaurants. There seem to be more Chinese there than foreign tourists. I think it is worth a quick walk there if you... More 

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mumbai
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This after the night market at Wanfungjing, seemed like an area specifically for tourists. When all the decorations, atmosphere and souvenir shops visibly conform to a foreigner's general idea of China, it is not authentic. It's a street of shops and seems unlike Beijing which is not so overtly oriental otherwise. So this mini district does look put together, quite... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

My guide book poo-poo'd these hutongs a bit but we had a great time winding through the alleys and places. We found a GREAT noodle shop not on trip advisor, pictured below. Highly recommended.

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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 bubbles 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.

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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