Shopping in North Beijing (Self Guided), Beijing

Northern Beijing is home to the famous historic Shichahai area. This picturesque area between Forbidden City and Olympic Park consists of three lakes, the Confucius and Lama Temples and is a great illustration of a traditional Chinese district. Check out the most popular shopping places in North Beijing in the next self-guided tour.
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Shopping in North Beijing Map

Guide Name: Shopping in North Beijing
Guide Location: China » Beijing (See other walking tours in Beijing)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: nataly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bazha Tribe
  • The Pottery Workshop Gallery
  • Nanluoguxiang Hutong
  • Yandai Xiejie
  • Three Stones Kite Company
  • Woo
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Bazha Tribe

1) Bazha Tribe

Bazha Tribe is a fantastic little shop hidden among hutongs near Drum Tower, one of Beijing’s most famous landmarks. This is a great place to find authentic products from Nepal, India, Tibet and Pakistan, making it extremely popular with tourists who are unable to visit each country. The friendly owner of the shop speaks English and French to accomodate visitors.
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The Pottery Workshop Gallery

2) The Pottery Workshop Gallery

The charming Pottery Workshop Gallery is located in the Nanluoguxiang area of Beijing. They also have studios open in Hong-Hong, Shanghai and Jingdezhen. In the cozy gallery atmosphere you can drink a cup of tasty coffee while admiring the amazing collection of pottery created by young Beijing artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 - 8:00 pm
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Nanluoguxiang Hutong

3) Nanluoguxiang Hutong

Keeping a 7oo-year history alive, the refurbished, historic hutongs of Nanluoguxiang Hutong are popular with locals and tourists alike. In this area, you will find little shops and boutiques that offer traditional Chinese products and souvenirs, as well as many cozy cafes and restaurants.
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Yandai Xiejie

4) Yandai Xiejie

Yandai Xiejie, one of the oldest hutongs of Beijing, sits in a beautiful area near Houhai Lake. The translated name of the hutong is a traditional Chinese pipe that was sold in that area. Today, it is a very popular shopping spot where you can buy crafts, silk items, tea and teapots, as well as some traditional Chinese clothing.
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Three Stones Kite Company

5) Three Stones Kite Company

Three Stones Kite Company is in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, near Forbidden City. The store offers a huge variety of kites of all shapes and colors, with prices ranging from 3 dollar decorative models to fantastic masterpieces costing hundreds of dollars.
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Woo

6) Woo

Also in the Dongcheng District, near Drum and Bell Towers, is Woo, a charming little shop with the best variety of scarves and shawls in the area. Here you will be greeted by friendly personnel who will help you find exactly what you are looking for. All the scarves and shawls represent a successful merge of modern production technologies with traditional Chinese elements. The shop is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Beijing, China

Create Your Own Walk in Beijing

Create Your Own Walk in Beijing

Creating your own self-guided walk in Beijing is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Walking Tour: Xicheng District, Beijing

Walking Tour: Xicheng District, Beijing

Xicheng District includes the largest part of the old city. In this part of Beijing, you will find fascinating Chinese architecture, the oldest standing Catholic Church and beautiful parks. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent attractions in Xicheng District of Beijing.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.4 Km or 5.2 Miles
Walking Tour: Shopping in Downtown Beijing

Walking Tour: Shopping in Downtown Beijing

The downtown section of Beijing is famous for its shopping areas. You will be impressed with the diverse selection of stores on each street, ranging from flea markets to specialty shops offering authentic Chinese products. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent shopping spots in Beijing:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 Km or 4.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Guide

Souvenir Shopping Guide

It would be a pity to leave Beijing without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Beijing, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Walking Tour: Olympic Park, Beijing

Walking Tour: Olympic Park, Beijing

Olympic Park was built in Beijing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2008. This complex of modern buildings boasts a unique architectural approach compared to the more traditional builings that fill the city. A multicolored rainbow illuminates the park, making it the perfect place for an evening walk. Take the following tour to discover the unique buildings of Olympic Park that represent...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Self-guided Tour: Places of Worship, South-West Beijing

Self-guided Tour: Places of Worship, South-West Beijing

Beijing’s places of worship are some of the best links to the city's history. The unique churches, Buddhist and Taoist Temples, and beautiful Muslim Mosques all tell great tales of the history of Beijing. Many of them have been partially or completely destroyed over the years either structurally by wars, or internally by the changes of political power. Visit the most beautiful places of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
Antiques Hunting Tour

Antiques Hunting Tour

While enjoying the city, make sure to check out our amazing tour, comprised of handpicked antique markets, filled with original, rare and beautiful items. Discover both the work of local craftsmen and articles that traveled from other countries and cultures.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles

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