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“Empty storefronts galore”
Review of Jiqing Street

Jiqing Street
Reviewed May 18, 2014

You will find a few restaurants, beverage kiosks, and mostly empty buildings. Maybe in the evening hours, on a pleasant evening, strolling this area will appeal, but otherwise, it's just another street to walk down.

3  Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Jiqing Jie is famous locally, despite the fact that most of your local friends have probably never been there. The attraction is the dapaidang style dining which is supposedly complimented by the presence of predatory beggars masquerading as busking musicians.

Upon arrival you may choose one of the many restaurants lining the street. Hopefully the weather is nice so you can sit outside, which is generally the point of dapaidang, but which in this case magnifies the horror of Jiqing Jie.

The food we had was passable local fare, but incredibly overpriced by about 3 times what I would expect to pay anywhere else. That is to say anywhere else that is not a tourist trap. Food in Wuhan is great, and cheap, just not here.

The restaurants use typical local tricks to magnify your bill at the end of the night. You may be familiar with these tricks, but you will not avoid them. We watched table after table being overcharged for their dishes. This is common practice at most Chinese tourist destinations and Chinese are just as susceptible as foreign tourists.

The worst part of Jiqing Jie are the 'musicians'. It is literally impossible to hold a conversation due to the constant stream of 'performers' grabbing your sleeves, molesting you and yelling at you. Some of them will curse your mother once you finally convince them to leave. If you do request a song or two, which you may be tempted to do by some of the more aggressive male performers, expect to be cheated again as one song somehow becomes three. Again, locals and foreigners alike will fall for this guise. Don't bother requesting songs from actual musicians, such as the talented elderly violinist we saw at another table, because inevitably a 30-something male with a broken guitar or busted flute will join in an ruin the performance and demand money for the privilege.

A great example of the worst kind of Chinese tourist trap that can be found in all major travel destinations in the Middle Kingdom. Avoid avoid avoid.

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Reviewed September 28, 2015
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