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“Lovely old street”

Qianmen Main Street Mall
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

OK, on the one hand this is just a pedestrianised shopping area but, on the other, it is a lovely, well-preserved historic street. We loved it and, staying just around the corner, enjoyed wandering here with the locals in the evenings. It's a bit touristy, and there is an old tram that you can ride up and down, but it's a fascinating place nonetheless. If you step into the parallel street on the right (walking down) you are in real traditional Beijing. Equally, to the left the streets have been revitalised with restaurants, galleries etc. To get here take subway line 2 to Qianmen.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Qianmen Street is a 2km long street located just south of Tiananmen Square. It has been meticulously restored to reflect Qianmen's 600-year traditional shopping history and architecture. There are small shops with everything you can imagine. I was fascinated with the giant paint brushes. Many small out-rofthe way restaurants. Fun to go to a tea shop and have tea and cookies.. Also great for people watching.

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a nice part of Beijing made for Tourist, both Chines and foreign Tourists. Around the main street you can find very nice hutuns and shops with almost Everything you can imagine.

Thank Johannakullman
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I am not into street shopping but this specific street fascinates me because of the long standing history. This street dates back some 500 years and has always existed as a main corridor for merchants, craftsmen, eateries etc. So now this street has been renovated and the storefronts have been replicated to how it was centuries ago. Yes, it contains current shops like H&M and Starbucks but it has a lot of turn of the century statuaries scattered in fronts of shops that reflect back to the Qing era.
These whimsical statuaries contribute to the street setting of a bygone era. A very interesting area to people watch, shop for Chinese snacks or just sit back and have a coffee or ice cream.

Thank Della G
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A very nice restored shopping street . Much was invested here to maintain the look of the past .chinese lanterns as well as birds cages . Modern nicely decorated boutiques . Very pleasant walk .

Thank Gidons51
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