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Bejijng Shopping - Other Pedestrian Streets in Beijing

(People's Daily Online)

16:45, August 22, 2012

City Guide - Beijing - Shopping
Except for the pedestrian streets mentioned above, there are many other streetswith a prosperous commercial atmosphere worth visiting:

Qianmen Street
Chinese name: 前门大街(qián mén dà jiē)
Qianmen Street is one of the oldest and most famous commercial streets with a 500 year old history. As an ancient street in Beijing, it is an assembly place of time honored shops, including Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and Du Yi Chu Shao Mai. Now, this street is under reconstruction. It is predicted that the whole project will be finished at the end of this year. But don't be disappointed: most of the time honored shops will be back in this street by then. Visitors will also be surprised to find that the street will be re-built as it was in the 1920s, when it was extremely prosperous. Furthermore, trolley cars will re-appear in the street, after being absent for 40 years. Visitors can get on the car and view the street for free.
Bus Route: 5, 17, 20, 22, 48, 59, 66, 120, 126, 203, 301, 646, 723, 726, 729, 744, 803, 819, 826 (get off at Qianmen Stop)
Subway: Line 2 (get off at Qianmen Stop)

Da Shi Lar
Chinese name: 大栅栏(dà shi là r)
Lying to the northwest of Qianmen Street, Da Shi Lar is also a busy street in Xuanwu District. The street was named as Lang Fang Si Tiao in the past. It is 300 meters (328 yards) long but a bit narrow. Both sides of the street are crowded with stores which are busy with visitors coming and going everyday. As a flourishing old street, there are many special time honored shops passed down from older generations. Tongrentang Chinese Herbal Medicine Pharmacy, which was opened in 1669 is the most famous pharmacy for Chinese herbal medicine in the country. Ruifuxiang Silk and Leather Store which started in 1893 offers all kinds of beautiful high quality silk. Da Shi Lar is also under reconstruction and will be open to the public by the end of this year.
Bus Route: 2, 20, 48, 59, 120, 729, 744, 803, 819, 826 (get off at Dashilan Stop)

Silver Street
Chinese name: 银街(yín jiē)
Starting from Dongdan in the south to Dongsi in the north, Silver Street is a modern street for beauty lovers. It is a gathering placefor exotic fashions. Liz Jane Shopping Center, Longfu Plaza and plentyof franchised stores can offer you all the famous brand names, such as Puma, Liz & Jane, Adidas and Girddar.
Bus Route: 1, 4, 10, 20, 25, 37, 39, 41, 52, 106, 111, 116, 684, 685, 728, 802, 814 (get off at Dongdan Stop)
Subway: Line 1, Line 5 (get off at Dongdan Stop)

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