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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.
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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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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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!
Wang Fu Jing Shopping Street
the main touristy shopping area of Beijing with assorted luxury foreign and local brands that you can find and is a major shopping area of Beijing Since the Ming Dynasty Times. This is where the Beijing Department Store and Mall and the Dongan Mall, where all the international luxe boutiques have branches and also various shops and stalls and restaurants and food stalls were you can shop and eat to your heart's content. It boundaries start from Wangfujing Nankou ("south entrance"), where the Oriental Plaza and the Beijing Hotel are located and the Wangfujing Subway Station north exits. The street then heads north, passing the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore, the Beijing Department Store as well as the Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore before ending at the Sun Dong An Plaza and St. Joseph's Church. There is also a famous Night Market here that starts from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am where you can buy local stuff and eat local street food.
most stores open at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, night market at 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Wang Fu Jing Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Beijing
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Wang Fu Jing Shooping area
Wang Fu Jing Avenue, or the "walking street", is lined with shops selling everything from women's fashions to eyeglasses and Chinese tea. There are several shopping centres like the Beijing Department Store, Sun Dong An Plaza , and Wang Fu Jing Department Store. Running parallel to Wang Fu Jing Avenue are Dong Dan Bei and Dong Si Nan Avenues, with a high concentration of small restaurants, shops and boutiques. Evening shoppers should not miss Dong An Men Avenue where a variety of street food-stalls sell everything from noodles to dumplings. If feeling brave, try the Deep-Fried Scorpion or Grasshopper.
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Wang Fujing means shopping
Shopping in Beijing was a thrill! Asking for vendors to lower their prices and to really enjoy the art of haggling are what you can really make fun of when shopping in this city. Beijing has got several big malls in the world so why just sit in your hotel room when you can SHOP!!!
Shopping and strolling along Wanfujing
A large pedestrian street in central Beijing. This area was always very busy when we were here. There are shops, market stalls, food outlets and places to purchase food from the street too. You can wander down here for ages, especially if you enjoy shopping!
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Good shopping hangout for both locals and tourists
Wangfujing is one of the most popular shopping street in Beijing, China. Lined with many interesting shops selling everything from fashion, traditional arts, ornaments and delicious local food, Wangfujing is a great place for casual shopping and sightseeing of the rich Chinese history/impressive traditional buildings.
And do not forget to visit the night market at Wangfujing for the great local snacks and beautiful night view too.
The location of Wangfujing is as follows:
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.
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