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The main business street - Wangfujing is in several minutes of walking from "Forbidden city". At the left side there is a shop number 1, once the biggest in Pekin, behind it - the main shop of children's toys, further - the well-known tea shop.
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Ok I admit, I'm one of the (multitudes of) people who buy them fake DVDs.
5-6 yuan from the bicycle-riding vendors or 8-10 yuan from the shops. The catch is: it may not play, may be a moviehouse recording, or has a wackily mispelled title.
Not as I thought it was going to be like !!!!
It seems that tour books hype up certain area's of the city for just plain nothing....and this is one of the spots.....there really isn't anything special about this street.....the only thing it's a pedestrain street...but besides that there nothing here you'll won't find in any other parts of the city.....no worth the hype !!!!!!
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For a budget traveller like myself, all i could do was walk the stretch of Wangfujing road and windowshop, buy a bottle of beer or a cup of coffee at starbux and just watch people walking by. There's a famous restaurant somewhere that serves really good peking duck. If I remember it right, its at the end near Starbucks and Crowne Plaza. Chinese men (and women) approaching you on the street saying "Massajii,....beautiful Chinese girls. You want Massajii?" were pretty annoying (or pretty but annoying). Just ignore them, unless of course your'e interested. Noisy ,busy street....but interesting.
This is perhaps the most exciting single street in the city. It's filled with shopping areas, tourist traps, restaurants, and some shadier areas. Many food stands line the road, as well as the giant Wangfujing bookstore, and of course, the Xindongan Mall. It's possible to walk the entire street from Dongchangan Street to Wusi St. in 15-20 minutes, but it's a good idea to stop at a lot of different areas along the way. Just a word of warning: the lower level of the Xindongan Market contains a tourist trap type of souvenir center, where everything is horribly overpriced. Try somewhere else.
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Wangfujing Street is the busiest street in Beijing. Many people, most of them are from foreign countries and local region in China, enjoy shopping at big shopping malls in this street.
You can find various kind of Chinese foods around the street. Xiao Chi Street, across from Wangfujing Book Center, provides you with Chinese first foods such as Noodles, kebobs and steamed breads etc... Many outdoor stalls open along the street at night. It's one of institutions of this street.
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Shop till you drop....then fill your tummy !!
"Wangfujing". A shopping street that provides a variety of purchases from designer goods all the way from Italy to the local version of Armani. At one quick glance I actually thought that Armani was on sale when I saw a familiar logo with the big 'SALE' sign.
If you have enough time, explore the smaller shops and outlet that sometimes offer local products are really cheap and reasonable price. There are also gift shops which has a fix price of RMB 10 for all the products displayed. I bought miniature tea set for RMB10 : )
However, beware of pick pockets while indulging yourself in the shopping paradise. Also you may encounter elderly woman standing by the street whispering in Mandarin " spy camera for sale " . At first I was shocked but somehow spending few hours in Wangfujing and having heard this whispers again and again when I walked past them doesn't seemed to border me anymore as I continue packing my bags with good stuff.
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Coming Alive at Night
Our Hotel is at the northern end of Wangfujing Street and we passed through Wangfujing Street many times during the 4 days we were in Beijing.
The activities in Wangfujing Street is more active at night when part of the road is closed for pedestrain.
Essentially, the shops' prices are high and bargaining is required. I didn't buy anything much there except for an couple of books from one of the bookstore.
There was a delicious BreadTalk store in one of the Shopping Mall that is linked to the Wangfujing Subway. The store was jammed packed.
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Wang fu jin Street-to see traditional cultures
It is a commercial street and a walking street, too. cars are not permitted.
The art articles along the street are worth seeing.
You can find tourist gifts like silk clothing, or small crafts, but be cautious of the traps. Always negotiate with those prices until you feel good.
But no needs of negotiatiions in shopping malls. maybe ask for 10% discount since some salesgirls have discount card of the shop and you can borrow it if you can smile at and talk them to do so. After all, they want you to buy something so that their bonus will rise with their saleing amount.
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WangFuJing Pedestrian Mall & Oriental Plaza
In the heart of Beijing are the WangFuJing Pedestrian Mall (with its 7 level XinDonGan Dept Store) and the Oriental Plaza (with its US$200 shirts).
The pedestrian mall is a great place for a having a beer and people watching.
Wong Fu Jing
The main commercial street in Beijing. My how things have changed. Massive shopping malls line both sides of the streets as locals flitter away new found disposable income.
Though perhaps indistinguisable from many streets in HK or Taiwan, a stroll down Wong Fu Jing gives an interesting perspective on how things are changing in China...
Wangfujing, a seven hundred-year-old commercial street, is located to the east of Tiananmen Square and stretches from Chinese Art Gallery to the Dongchan'an Avenue. It houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques where you can find all kinds of commodities. The recently finished Oriental Plaza (Dongfang Guangchang) adds more charm to Wangfujing.
Wanfujing Dajie, the big...
Wanfujing Dajie, the big shopping street near the center of the city (SW side). It's a really really busy glitzy street, something akin to Shanghai. Overpriced stuff but good sightseeing. Watch out for 'art students' who will invite you to see their work - they'll close you in a room and finagle you to buy a piece so they can go on a trip, yet somehow they never really go anywhere and keep scamming tourists...
In the evenings it's fun to cruise the food stalls and sample the xiaochi (little snacks). If you're adventurous you can try the skewered silkworms, grasshoppers and/or scorpions. I really honestly liked the scorpions, but I don't think you're supposed to eat the stinger (a bunch of people laughed at me as I was pulling it out of the roof of my mouth).
Also, I wouldn't buy too many things at Wangfujing until you've gone to some of the other less glitzy market areas.
Take GLAMOUR SHOTS! It's...
Take GLAMOUR SHOTS! It's really cheap here...quality is not as good as Taiwan...but REALLY CHEAP! If you are in China for a month or so...it's do-able.
It's A LOT of fun laughing through all of the costume and make-up changes!
For your great shopping in Beijing...go to Wangfujing, just one station away from Tiananmen Subway Station.
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