Wangfujing Street, Beijing

Wangfujing Street, Beijing (must see)

Wangfujing Street is a very popular street in Beijing. This street is 1500 meters long and is well known for its combination of commerce, culture, modernity and tradition. Starting from the East Changan Street, Wangfujing Street extends to the China Art Museum.

On Wangfujing Street you can find a symbolically restored ancient well after which the street was named. Some of the prominent tourist attractions close to the street include the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

As you walk around this charming and attractive street, enjoy browsing around the 200 odd shops. Some of the most popular shopping spots here include Wangfujing Book Store, Beijing Department Store, Sun Dong An Market and Donghuamen Night Fair.

The Catholic Church on this street was originally built in 1905. This church was refurbished in 2000 and is lit by bright lights. There are many luxury hotels around Wangfujing Street where tourists prefer to stay. Some of the popular hotels include The Grand Hotel Beijing, Beijing Hotel, Taiwan Hotel, Peace Hotel, Palace Hotel and Tianlun Dynasty Hotel.

A visit to this street is a must on your trip to Beijing. Shop to your heart’s content for exclusive Chinese artifacts and enjoy delicious food at any of the fine dining restaurants here.

Why You Should Visit:
To soak in the atmosphere and check out the little Chinese things you can buy not mentioning the various Beijing delicacies you can try – from noodle soup and dumplings to starfish-on-a-stick. Lots of people daring each other to try various insects and taking pics, so a very interesting place to visit. Easy to get around but crowded and open late.

Tip:
Make sure to check out the side streets, as there are plenty of curious things to see, but don't forget to barter with the vendors!

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Wangfujing Street on Map

Sight Name: Wangfujing Street
Sight Location: Beijing, China
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Center Orientation Walk  

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