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“Nice stroll for an evening”

Qianmen (Zhengyangmen)
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Beijing Private Night Walking Tour: Qianmen Street, Tian'ammen Square and...
Ranked #65 of 1,616 things to do in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Qianmen has a lot of history in it. A small part is that it used to be a shopping area in the Q,g/Ming dynasty which was renovated and is now a tourist haunting. The layout is simple, theres a main street with branches on both left and right. One side is full of small shops and the other side is food shops. The ideal trip here is to plan Forbidden City in the morning (about 2-3 hours), then do a photo-op across the road in Tienanmen Square, then continue walking south (keeping Forbidden City behind you) and you'll reach Qianmen subway station. Cross the road to pass the arch and you are in Qianmen street. Here you can stop for a nice Peking Duck lunch close to the tea shops and then continue shopping. Don't be tempted by the Starbucks at the start of the street to quench your thirst, go further in to look at the tea shops and the smaller restaurants.

6  Thank Yash G
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Down the street you'll see a bunch of brand shops. Like Zara, H and M. Most of the brand shops here for some reason get different shipments of clothing so you might find something you like here that you couldn't find in an H and M in the states or a Zara.

Anyways, to the east of the street is a street filled with different types of small foods such as lamb sticks, old beijing yogurt etc...

They also have a Taiwan street that contains different food from Taiwan. The main part of this is located on an escalator at the bottom. If you've ever been to Taiwan you'll realize the food isn't that great compared to Taiwan.

On the west side there is a famous tea house with a big tea statue on the outside.

Here you can buy silk to take home too if you are into that.

At the beginning of the street there is a long line all lining up for Quan Ju De Beijing duck.

On the east side is another duck restaurant that dates back to the Ming era.

Make sure to try out the Tang Hu lu when you are here, it's much cleaner than anywhere else you will find in Beijing.

The night life here is pretty good as well and I would recommend you coming both during the day and at night to see the difference.

You can also take the bus trolley. I think it's 10rmb I can't remember. Also, there are some pickpockets around this area so be careful.

Summary-

Bathrooms are kind of dirty..would recommend you go to a restaurant one.
Check out the H&M store and Zara store
Remember to go to the west and east side. East side has more eating, west side has more shopping.
You can try out Beijing duck here, some people say it's great some people say its bad but everyones taste and opinion is different.
Ignore the people throwing plane/bird in the air they are trying to sell it to you.
Easy to get here from Subway.
The Starbucks here looks fancy.
Come during the day and night

4  Thank Alienandbear
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We loved this 'walking street'. Yes, it is very modern. Yes, you do expect Mickey Mouse to jump out any minute. BUT it had a lovely 'feel' to it. It is very handy for souvenir and gift shopping. We loved the chopstick store and the tea store. We also liked the cool sprays of water every so often from various 'stations' along the way. The 'Ding Ding' train was cute.

1  Thank 24KateG
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this steet and neighbourhood for shopping.

Brilliant, the main street has the brands and mix of traditional + modern view.

The side streets have the bargains

Plus there is one street off Qianmen stree (nr H&m), that has wonderful restaurants, much better than Ghost Street

And at end of eve we saw the tram

2  Thank TamTamMiddleEast
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

At the start of the street is one of the coziest Chinese-themed Starbucks I've seen anywhere. Come to Qianmen for hassle free, easy going, straightforward shopping. Popular shops located on the main street like H&M and eateries like McD and KFC.

1  Thank Jaderytz
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