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Qianmen Dajie is a recently restored pedestrian street in the architectural style of old Peking with little shops & restaurants. Connected to Qianmen, the Dashilar area is a vibrant mix of historic shops and hutong streets.
The Qianmen road offers many food restaurants and souvenirs shops. It is complete for tourist designed. But there was nothing I would remember after some times. It has many food shops with special dishes. It is ok to spend some time.
The houses are designed...More
You will be impressed by the Qianmen pedestrian mall (recommended between 11:30 and 12:00) - it is hard to believe, but this pedestrian mall, which today is one of the most modern and organized streets in Beijing, was before 2008 like all the streets in...More
This impressive and beautifully painted gate is located at the south end of Tiananmen Square and is the gate for the inner city of Beijing. It is easily seen as you enter the square and is a great meeting point because you cannot miss it.
Like most people we past on our way to the forbidden city. It is a wonderful building, very majestic but not the most impressive one to see in Peking.
It reminded me a bit of the mall in Washington. Qianmen on one side and the...More
In the interest of modernisation, it is all too common to hear of old sections of a city being sacrificed. In this respect, Beijing is no different with much of its Qin dynasty walls lost forever. However, a prominent section that does remain encompasses Zhengyangmen...More
The huge gate was once the southern entry through the city walls, and was built in the early 15th century. You can access the interior of the structure that sits atop the former wall, where there are fascinating displays of the history of Beijing, along...More
These guys tend to shut down early. The night market in Beijing closes at nine at night. While in Hong Kong it went much later. I think it is to do with the Law & Order Philosophy of the Government. I went to Hong Kong in... More
These guys tend to shut down early. The night market in Beijing closes at nine at night. While in Hong Kong it went much later. I think it is to do with the Law & Order Philosophy of the Government. I went to Hong Kong in 1977 and couldn't believe how great the night market was. Went back in 2018 and it was a shadow of it's former self. Start early & finish early.