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Yandai Xie Street

Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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What Makes It Special
Beijing's oldest commercial street, just a block off pretty lake Houhai, is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops.
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Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were living in the area and only found this alleyway by chance. The place was full of yummy food stalls and on the river front there were many cool bars with local bands

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am told this is an ancient market of Beijing that is being preserved. The narrow cobbled street still has some of the old world charm but not entirely so and is chock-full of little souvenir shops. Ideal for a quiet stroll and a bit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This time went during daytime. Less fun. Still nice but much nicer at night. With the lights lit up it has a magical feel.

Thank sw0000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see and great food to taste. I was in a woner just watching the people and seeing everything for sale. Worth the time.

1  Thank fitgirl16
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

An historic area, with this street redeveloped for the tourists. It's a narrow street with lots of small narrow shops. Lots of souvenirs, art and crafts, scarves, clothing, a tea shop, a post office, food. It's not far from the lake, bars and restaurants, the...More

1  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Yandai Xie Street is lovely street where you can souvenir shops and local hand made like "paper cut". Do not miss it while visiting Beijing.

1  Thank Yossi N
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It is great area in old part of Beijing. Good for souvenir shopping and then have a walk around a lake.

1  Thank Maarika B
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This street has some history as can be read at the info plaque near the arch. Its bustling with tourists and a good place to see some local craftspeople at work. So even if your not in the mood for spending your money, its still...More

1  Thank Richard-Roadman
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

So much to see and shopping was very good. Favorite stores handmade leather shop and handmade silver jewelry where they make it right in front of you. You are good to barter unless store specifically says no. Lots of food choices here too and beautifully...More

1  Thank Debra R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I loved walking or biking around this area when I was living in Beijing in my twenties. The quiet Hutongs and old courtyards told the tales of regular Beijing residents’ daily sorrows and joys, also hiding family histories that could trace back hundreds of years....More

2  Thank Joyce M
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