Liulichang Street

Liulichang Street, Beijing: Hours, Address, Liulichang Street Reviews: 4/5

Liulichang Street
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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On this street packed with shops selling antiques and curios you'll find one of China's oldest and largest bookshops, selling vintage reprints of ancient texts as well as calligraphy supplies.
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patkoHongKong
Hong Kong10 contributions
A glimpse of the ancient Chinese culture!
Mar 2019
Liulichang Street has been around for 300 hundred years or more in Beijing,used to be for literati and the rich and noble class. But now visitors and local people can still go there and search for old scripts, writings and calligraphy. I would not recommend people to buy äntiques" there, unless you really can tell authentic from fake ones!
Written December 10, 2019
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LG from Troy
Dunstable, MA4 contributions
Arts & Crafts Street
Oct 2019
Went for a walk in Beijing. Found this street and walked its length. Amazing shops, great prices, friendly proprietors. Art supplies, musical instruments, original art pieces, and jade carvings easily found on this street. Tourist friendly.
Written November 8, 2019
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JH Lim
Singapore, Singapore95 contributions
Quiet street
Sep 2019 • Friends
A quiet street, great for a stroll and avoiding the crowded, touristy areas. You can find 文房四宝 (Four Treasures of the Study) here. They are mainly referring to brush, ink, paper and inkstone.

It is also near to DaShiLan so you can add this place to your itinerary (LiuLiChang -> DaShiLan -> QianMen DaJie) as it doesn’t take much time to visit (~1 hour).
Written September 14, 2019
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fatima_shajat
Johannesburg, South Africa121 contributions
Bargains Galore
Oct 2018
This a very reasonable priced market and yo can find almost anything here, Bargain for the best deals you will come across the stern Shop owner here that wont give a discount but you will find what you looking for.
Written February 27, 2019
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Eric P
Fort Worth, TX1,103 contributions
Get to a third
Feb 2019 • Solo
This is a pretty little street split in two by a major road. You can get to both sides by a foot bridge. It appears to go in to neighborhoods on each side. Fun area to explore and shop.

When it came to negotiating, they all start high. I found that they cringe when you try to pin them at 25% of their initial price (start even lower) and will let you walk away but they will all settle for a third of the original offer. Their lowest possible final price is probably somewhere in between. I found this to be the case with 4 different vendors I bought from and walked away from 2.

Btw, if you want calligraphy items. I lost count of the amount of shops that offered brushes, inks, and paper. Plenty of other items in the shops too.
Written February 11, 2019
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Luke H
Gold Coast, Australia186 contributions
Street to accommodation
Feb 2019
Our accommodation was near here so we were required to walk through it everyday. It was a really nice looking street, grab some nice street food every now and then or toffee covered fruit on a stick. Worth a look.
Written February 2, 2019
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Arvid H
Brussels, Belgium129 contributions
A peaceful and fantastic experience
Nov 2018 • Solo
I took the subway there and spend several hours walking the street and visiting the museums in it. It was such a peaceful and tranquil area particularly compared to the noisy streets of Beijing. I did not buy anything, just stopped with my eyes and senses. Well worthy a trip and a few hours
Written November 3, 2018
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,640 contributions
Great for browsing
Oct 2018 • Friends
Loved this place.

Easy to walk around and shop till you drop.

Lots of fun browsing the wide variety of shops. There is a great little side street for street food.

Had a lot of fun and found some cool gifts.

Highly recommend this area to tourists.
Written October 17, 2018
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Nicole L
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
Quiet relaxing street to stroll
Sep 2018 • Solo
I stumbled on this street while trying to get back from Sogo to my hostel. I ended up buying a bunch of copied watercoloured paintings by a woman’s husband. The small ones were 25 RMB and the bigger ones were 50 RMB. She spoke enough english for me to understand. Total spent was 350 RMB, but they had meaning to me since I visited them! Highly recommend visiting her shop. Unfortunately, I dont know the address but see picture attached. Overall, a beautiful street to visit, very local.
Written September 29, 2018
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Pamela T
3 contributions
Liulichang, A Bit of History, and Many Brushes!
Jul 2018
Charming Liulichang is often bypassed these days by tourists who are drawn to the hipster dazzle of Nanluoguxiang, the old hutong neighborhood that has been renovated and gentrified, and it does have its charms! But Liulichang stands in its faded glory as the place to go to catch a glimpse of an earlier time. This street,which snakes down both sides of a major road (Take the overpass from one side the other) is chockablock with shops selling calligraphy brushes, art supplies, ink stones, etc. This was once the hub of art and calligraphy in China and if you are an artist, you will love looking here, and perhaps buying some ornate beaded handle brushes, special papers, and ink blocks in shapes like storks, crowns, and Chinese symbols. The other shops offer lovely crafts, many of them recreations of old Chinese robes and accessories. Tea shops will provide tastings and the opportunity to by delicacies such as courtesan tea. Very fragrant and special. The antiques may be reproductions, but they are lovely, and are increasingly hard to find elsewhere in modern, bustling Beijing. One caveat: keep your valuables safe. Violent crime is nearly unheard of, but there are pickpockets. Cell phone are a prime target. That said, this street, with it old style buildings and overhanging roofs, is worth a look. there are some wonderful older restaurants at the entrance. Chances are, most days, the street will be uncrowded, a welcome relief if touring at the height of the season!
Written August 30, 2018
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