Wangfujing Street, Beijing

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  • Wangfujing Street, exotic snacks
    Wangfujing Street, exotic snacks
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  • Wangfujing Street, souvenirs
    Wangfujing Street, souvenirs
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    Wangfujing Street
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    Wangfujing Street: Shopping street

    by loja Written Sep 3, 2013
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    Wangfujing Street is a big shopping street with clothes, booksores, street food and other. This are is almost everytime crowded but as far as I visited it twice, I didn't saw many foreigners. And yes, people were asking to take pictures. MANY pitures with me...

    Dear page guests, please be ready, that in Beijing you should have a lot of cash. Realy, they took our credit card only once( and this was in boutique) ! As we tried to use our 2 different cards (Visa and Mastercard), it didn't work...

    This street is a nice place to walk and to take a pictures but I think this is not the best place for shopping. BUT this is the good place to find an eating place.

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    Wangfujing Street, hotel shops, airport: Stylish Chinese design suitable for visitors

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What to buy: A company called Four Colors Earth (FCE) makes long-sleeved men's Chinese modernised traditional dress. Not many clothes apart from the Mao suit makes a man here in China, but this one will.
    They are all hand made, come in a varity of designs (both for men and women) and colors, and you will inevitable find something that you like. However, the size may not fit you, and this may be the only one of its kind...
    I'll take a photo of one or two I have and upload it soon.
    The material ranges from polyester via rayon, cotton linen, and various silk qualities, and combinations of these.
    No matter which one you choose, it will draw positive comments and make people turn in appreciation.

    What to pay: The individual designs and a captured market make these high-qulaity clothes very expensive, and you may have to pay up to 1800 Y for the finest and most refined ones.
    The simple cotton ones could be down to 350-500 Y.

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    Wangfujing Street: Famous shopping street

    by muratkorman Written Apr 12, 2010

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    On Wangfujing Street, you can find shopping malls and shops all along the street. So you can find anything you look for on this street and around. However, don't expect low prices you can find in Silk Market.

    What to buy: Various

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    Wangfujing Street: Main shopping area

    by lindyz Updated Oct 2, 2009

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    We did most of our shopping in Wangfujing Street while in Beijing. Although we didnt do a lot of shopping as we only had 20kg baggage limits on our internal flights. It was quite difficult to restrain ourselves, as everything we saw, we wanted to buy! Lucky we didnt though, because even though the shopping was cheap here, it was even cheaper in the 3 other cities we visited.

    Some Department stores here were quite expensive, (like In Time Lotte) but one we found was good was Oriental Plaza. It had a huge variety of shops, plus had great food hall on the 5th and 6th floors.

    We also bought little souvenirs at all of the main attractions we visited, like postcards and playing cards.

    The vast majority of shops in China (and certainly all the market areas) allow for bargaining and indeed they welcome it and unless you seriously want to get ripped off, it is a necessity. As for how hard you bargain, that is entirely up to you. Their first price will be a huge rip-off, and most of the time, we managed to get the price down to about a quarter or even a fifth of their starting price. Id say our average would be about 1/4 or 1/3 of their price. Ultimately, whatever you are prepared to pay for an item, then makes it a "good price". After a while, you quickly realise the insanity of it all when you are arguing over 5 or 10c! It is much better in their wallet than in yours!

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    Wangfujing Street: Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 8, 2009

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    This large bookstore has a history of nearly 50 years, and it is the preference of many foreigners in Beijing. The bookstore has a great number of books written in English covering literature, history, politics, travel, art and even cooking. Most of them are published by Chinese publishing houses, while there are also some original imported books from foreign countries.

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    Wangfujing Street: ...

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 8, 2009

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    Wangfujing Dajie is the most well-known and prosperous business street with modern and fashion trends. Wangfujing Dajie starts at East Chang'an Avenue in the south and ends at the China Art Gallery in the north. This 700-year-old commercial street is 810 meters (0.5 miles) long and 40 meters (43.7 yards) wide. It is the busiest street in Beijing and there are 600,000 people every day come and go in the street and on holidays, the number can rise to 1,200,000. The first famous business zone in Beijing houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques where you find commodities, some of which are of world-famous brands. Apart from that, there are also many time honoured stores with traditional commodities standing in the street for hundreds of years. The street is home to western fast food chains such as Starbucks, McDonalds and KFC plus a branch of the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and the Beijing Friendship Store and Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore.

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    Wangfujing Street: Beijings shopping street

    by stevemt Written Jul 23, 2009

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    This street has everything. All the top brands, middle of the road, food, tourist shops, yes it' all here.

    Its a busy street, pedestrian in the most important part, and great fun.

    Bring your plastic.

    What to buy: All the top labels are here, as well as others

    What to pay: As much or as little as you want

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    Wangfujing Street: Beijing Department Store

    by machomikemd Written May 25, 2009

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    most prestigious department store in beijing, it is comparable to Bloomingdales. Unlike shanghai, beijing has less luxury department stores and this is the most popular, situated in the hip wang fu jing street, it carries many foreign brands such as Calvin Klein, Nina Ricce, Gucci, Prada, Lanvin etc. The first floor is home to cosmetic brands such as Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain and boutiques like Mondi, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, D'urban and Charles Jourdan. The second floor houses the ladies department, lingerie, accessories and leather bags plus a coffee shop. The third floor has the men's department, and on the fourth floor are children's clothes, toys (plenty of foreign brands) and household items.

    Opens 10am-10pm everyday.

    What to buy: whatever foreign brand you like is available and slightly cheaper than in other countries.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card

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    Wangfujing Street: Beijing Department Store

    by machomikemd Written May 25, 2009

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    most prestigious department store in beijing, it is comparable to Bloomingdales. Unlike shanghai, beijing has less luxury department stores and this is the most popular, situated in the hip wang fu jing street, it carries many foreign brands such as Calvin Klein, Nina Ricce, Gucci, Prada, Lanvin etc. The first floor is home to cosmetic brands such as Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain and boutiques like Mondi, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, D'urban and Charles Jourdan. The second floor houses the ladies department, lingerie, accessories and leather bags plus a coffee shop. The third floor has the men's department, and on the fourth floor are children's clothes, toys (plenty of foreign brands) and household items.

    Opens 10am-10pm everyday.

    What to buy: whatever foreign brand you like is available and slightly cheaper than in other countries.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card

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    Night Market: The Night Market on Wangfujing Street

    by mikelisaanna Written May 10, 2008

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    The entrance to the night market

    The stores of Wangfujing Street close at 9PM, but a small night market stays open after that which caters to tourists. The night market consists of vendor stalls that stretch along a few blocks of side streets and alleys that branch off from Wangfujing Street near the southern end of its pedestrian mall section.

    What to buy: Most of the stalls sell either souvenirs or food. The souvenirs are the same things that you see in shops all over the city, and you will have to bargain to get down to the right price. We shopped for postcards and Christmas ornaments there. The food on offer in the food stalls ranges from ordinary (ice cream) to unusual (scorpion-on-a-stick and seahorse-on-a-stick are a couple of the stranger ones that we saw).

    What to pay: For souvenirs, try to buy them for about 1/3 of the asking price. You will have to bargain for a few rounds and walk away once or twice to get to the right price.

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    Wangfujing Street: Wangfujing Street

    by mikelisaanna Written May 3, 2008

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    Wangfujing Steet is Beijing's most famous shopping street. Part of it is closed off to traffic as a pedestrian mall. Many name brand Western retailers have shops along Wangfujing Street. One of the most useful to tourists is the large English language bookstore.

    On a warm evening, you will see thousands of Beijing residents strolling along Wangfujing, looking in the store windows as they walk down the street. One thing to be aware of is that most of the stores close at 9PM. However, there is also a night market off of Wangfujing that caters to tourists and stays open later.

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    Wangfujing Street: Exótico /Exotic

    by elpariente Written Mar 18, 2008

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    En Wangfunjing se pueden encontrar comidas exóticas y en algún momento más parece que se está viendo una colección de insectos en un museo de ciencias que unos pinchitos listos para asar y comer

    In Wangfunjing you may find exotic meals and at some point it appears that is like being watching an insects collection in a science museum instead of beeing lookink some kebabs ready for roasting and eating

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    WANGFUJING

    by ancient_traveler Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    Wangfujing street is said to have received its name in the Ming Dynasty more than 500 years ago. Nowadays, the street is one of the busy shopping areas in Beijing. Wangfujing has in recent years opened many new modern fashion boutiques, the Foreign Languange bookstore, the Muslim Commercial Building, the Huaxia arts and craft store, and a fine arts shop. There are more than 170 shops on this one kilometre-long street.

    What to buy: Wangfujing foreign bookstore, the biggest bookstore in Beijing.
    Fashion apparels, shoes, kids toys, Chinese handycraft, etc.
    at 6pm, there have many foodstalls at Dongshi

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    by silkcarpet Written Dec 13, 2007

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    What to buy: high quality hand-made silk rugs and tapestries

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    Wangfujing Street: Almost everyone makes it here: Wang Fu Jing

    by xuessium Written Jul 30, 2007

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    Guess it's inevitable. You have to get here somehow. Even if you have zero dollars and have nothing to buy, you'll take a glance at least once.

    The shopping artery of Beijing, rivalling Xidan to the west of the city. Wang Fu Jing Street [王府井大街] is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles (aside from the blue-coloured tour trolley). Come here and see modern boutiques and shopping malls, sip coffee in Starbucks and star-gaze at branded goods.

    The street was named during the Qing Dynasty, when a well full of sweet water was discovered. As there were eight aristocratic estates and princess residences in the area, soon after, the street received its name: "Wang Fu" (=aristocratic residence), "Jing" (=well).

    The landmark Beijing Hotel (looking remarkably Socialist) marked the start of the street from the south which is about where you will get out after exiting Wang Fu Jing subway station. At the north end, turning left, will connect you to Dong Hua Men Night Market.

    Old and new buildings tried their best to squeeze the life out of each other along the street, with side alleys branching off, loaded with the fruits of restaurants. One of the main side branches will lead you to the Wang Fu Jing Street of Snacks.

    What to buy: Anything money can buy you.

    What to pay: How deep is your pocket?

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