Wangfujing Street, Beijing

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    Wangfujing St.

    by chewy3326 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    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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    Noise, lights,huge shopping facades and people!!

    by albaaust Written Jan 17, 2007

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    This is an exciting place to be day or night. It is one of the largest malls I have certainly been to with its rows of shops, department stores (with a number of levels), huge displays, lots of noise and of course, people.

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    Wangfujing Street

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 9, 2006

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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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    Shop till you drop....then fill your tummy !!

    by RinaNeo Written May 2, 2005

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    "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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    Wang Fu Jing Pedestrian Shopping Mall

    by SLLiew Written Sep 20, 2008

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    In Shanghai, we have Nanjing Lu. In Guangzhou, we have Beijign Lu. In Beijing, we have Wangfujing Lu.

    Wangfujing, which has a subway of the same name, is the most popular tourist pedestrian mall in Beijing. It is busy dayand night with many shops, book stores, restaurants and shopping mall.

    There is an adjoing Wangfujing Food Street that has is also world famous for the different types of Beijing street food.

    Definitely a must-visit place even just to stroll along.

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    From modern to old shopping street

    by bebejepang Written Nov 23, 2008

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    The main wangfujing street is the modern one with the Oriental plaza, book stores, international brands shops and restaurants.
    Check out the "snack street" on the north side of Donghuamen Dajie, east of Wangfujing street... it is more interesting to find traditional chinese foods, snacks, or souvenirs. This small street start from the wangfujing (chinese) gate.

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    Visit Wangfujing Street

    by K.Knight Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    In most travel guides, Wangfujing Street is advertised as “The capital of Beijing’s shopping”
    I must admit that I found Wangfujing Street to be too modern for my liking and I did not feel as though I was in China!
    Modern buildings, up market restaurants and chick stores are all on offer here but I did not go Beijing to do shopping that I could do at home.
    Having said that, Anne and I found a fantastic optometrist shop to have perscription glasses manufactured. Anne had her eyes tested, a new pair of eye glasses manufactured and the lenses replaced in her existing pair for AUS$120.00! BARGAIN!!!
    The optometrist shop is at the Taxi stand end of the street and on the opposite side of the road. It is the only optometrist there.

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    Wang Fu Jing Bookstore

    by SLLiew Written Sep 21, 2008

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    There are several large book stores at Wangfujing and Xitan.

    These bookstores are large and multi-storey. Great place to get maps and learning Chnese books. And of course for buying postcards. Nowadays, there are smaller bookstores sprouting all over Beijing.

    Usually, there is an English section but most books are in Chinese. Plastic bags are not offered but books are tied up together with string for easy carrying.

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    Main shopping street

    by muratkorman Updated Apr 10, 2010

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    Wangfujing Street is very close to Tiananmen Square and it is closed to traffic in evening hours. You can find shopping malls, shops and restaurants on the street. There is also a snack street and night market close to this street. It is busy during day and night. You can take the metro to reach Wangfujing easily.

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    De día / In the day

    by elpariente Written Mar 22, 2008

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    Wanfunjing durante el día, además de la actividad normal en los centros comerciales y en las grandes tiendas tiene una calle peatonal llena de color y actividad en la que puedes comprar souvenirs Chinos y tomar un aperitivo en los puestos de la calle, normales o exóticos, dependiendo de tu gusto

    Wanfunjing during the day besides the normal activity in the shopping centres and in the big shops has a pedestrian street full of colour and activity where you may buy China souvenirs and take an snack in the street stalls , normal or exotic , depending on your tastes

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    Wangfujing Street

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 1, 2012

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    Wangfujing Street is the famous shopping street for the locals and tourists. Not only they have big department stores (Chinese Styles), but also have a food street that sell Beijing snacks including bugs and insects with four feets. A lot of the Chinese tourists like to eat to bugs and insects, I could not understand why? I found it strange, and I did not dear to try them. Other than that, this would be a great place to get inexpensive souvenirs.

    If you are looking for branded goods, shop at nearby " Oriental's Square".

    This is Beijing's version of Orchard Road in Singapore or Nanjing Road in Shanghai.

    In Chinese: 王府井 (Wong Fu Jing)

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    The missed street

    by solopes Updated Dec 17, 2013

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    The liveliest street of Beijing is also the most commercial one. That means that, instead of one hour we would need… one week (or several...).

    In its beginning there are looooots of shops.

    Well… maybe not lots of them, but biiiiig shops anyway.

    All right, they were no so big, but they were veeeeeery interesting.

    OK, OK! They may not be so interesting, but they were there, you know!

    Please, Fernanda, let me have at least a glance of the street.

    Wait! I still miss 5 blouses, two pants, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 bracelets… I think I’m missing something, I'd better start over again!

    Don’t worry. In Portugal I will see the details in Banu’s photos.

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    Dodgy DVDs

    by livethedream Updated Jul 23, 2006

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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.

    the title says it all

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    Wang fu jin Street-to see traditional cultures

    by blueiceflying Updated Apr 3, 2004

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    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 Street

    by echowangxian Written Jul 27, 2009

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    Wangfujing is now considered the central heart of the city. Certainly from Wangfujing all areas of Beijing are easily accessible. Wangfujing is a fairly long street. A walk from end to end would take you about 30 minutes, and that's without looking at any shops. The street has two major shopping malls, one of which, Oriental Plaza, sprawls a further 2 blocks to the east (and another 15 minute walk). Wangfujing street is also home to a number of large department stores, souvenir stores, and whole side streets full of food stalls, Chinese painting stores and other goodies.

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