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Donghuamen Night Market

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps a real image of Modern Beijing. I got surprised when I saw it 10 years ago, more because of its size and the same pattern repetition of red food posts than for the collection of strange beings to bring to your stomach. Year after year I see less Aliens and more basic mammalian meat stuff. I have to confess... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Although I wouldn't eat anything here, it was a must visit. Surprisingly very clean. All sorts of vendors serving up everything from lamb kidneys and testicles to cooked scorpion and other bugs. Without a doubt it's geared towards tourists.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Awesome if you are a street food lover. You can find everything under the sun that you can call as exotic food - yes, including fried scorpions and whole birds.

Thank sescaugust
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Famous for it's scorpion and bats on sticks as well as other food, this is not typical of Chinese food and area made for tourists to gawp at. There is a indistinctive smell in the area and I'm not sure hygiene is at the top of the agenda here.

1 Thank Mercedesblack
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

One our Trip to China we were taken to this amazing night market. It blew our minds so many things to look at taste and pack for our next day's journey. We watch our travel mates eat silk worms and scorpion. If it wasn't for my husbands Shellfish allergy we would have tried those things our self. Regardless this is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

While this was still open, it was an exotic look at another part of our diverse globe and cultural habits that westerners would never know about. If you find yourself in any good sized Chinese city and they have a night market in a safe area, be sure to visit it.

Thank chh19
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

I don't have the stomach to eat food out in this heat from this market, I don't know how long it has been sitting there, the smells are off putting at some stalls and it's on sticks for Petes sake! BUT - great experience none the less. Such a great buzz and needs to be seen to be believed.

Thank Hardeep N
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

So it was crowded and lively as billed - and also as billed there was a weird and wonderful array of lovely bites available that I think are really targeted as a novelty for the tourists. There is plenty of interesting food based on pork, chicken, squid etc and for those who are not squeamish there are the beetles, scorpions,... More 

Thank Ben C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A walk down the lanes of Donghuamen night market plunges one into a visual, sound and olfactory treat. This weird and wonderful street is accessible by foot from Wangfujing Street or from numerous taxis around This food street has lines of stalls selling mainly food that can be eaten whilst on the walk. Skewered insects, aquatic animals, reptiles, small birds... More 

Thank Joyman L
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The Donghuamen Night Market in Wangfujing street is no longer there! There are plenty of places to eat in the area, especially on the upper floors of the mall areas on Wangfujing.

4 Thank MJMoore65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Fast Food
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.

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