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Beijing Wangfujing Street

时间:2015/4/24 8:21:39 作者:learnmorechina 来源: 查看:62 评论:0
Where can we shopping in Beijing? Is there a commercial shopping place in BJ? How to go to Wangfujing Street when visit Beijing? Learn More China share some idea for Beijing Wangfujing street with you. Welcome to share your idea for Beijing shopping places with us. 

Wangfujing Street, located in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, is one of China’s most attractive and modern shopping streets. Now much of the road is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles, and it is not rare to see the entire street full of peBeijing Wangfujing Streetople.
 
Since the middle of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) there have been commercial activities. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), eight aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name "Wang Fu" (aristocratic residence), "Jing" (well). In 1903, Dong'an market was formed. Wangfujing has become one of the four traditional downtown areas of Beijing, in addition to Dashilar, Xidan, and Liulichang.
 
The Street starts from Wangfujing Nankou, where the Oriental Plaza and the Beijing Hotel are located. It then heads north, passing the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore, the Beijing Department Store as well as the Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore before ending at the Xindong’an Plaza.
 
Prior to the late 1990s trolleybuses, buses, and other traffic ran through the street, making it rather congested. Modifications in 1999 and 2000 made much of Wangfujing Street car-free (aside from the tour trolley and occasional military vehicles doing bank transfers).
 
Wangfujing is now home to around 280 famous brands of Beijing, such as Shengxifu hat store, Tongshenghe shoe shop, Wuyutai tea house. A photo studio which took formal photos of the first Chinese leadership, the New China Woman and Children Department Store helped established by Soong Ching-ling (Mme Sun Yat-sen) were also located on the street.
 
Wangfujing has a selection of exotic food on the Snack Street as well as lots of mouth-watering common foods, such as Chuanr (meat kebabs, commonly made of lamb) and desserts like Tanghulu and candied fruits.
 
Wangfujing has a station on the Beijing subway network, Line 1 has a station at the southern end of the street, which is a stop away eastbound from Tiananmen Square.
 
Admission fee: Free
 
Opening hours: The whole day
 
Tips:
1. There are davenports every several meters prepared for you to have a rest. And you can also use the shopping barrows along the street for free.
2. Visitors can take a sightseeing bus at south end of the street which runs through Wangfujing Street and Nanheyan Street. Tourist guide on the bus can introduce the history and main scenic spots along the street in detail. The bus runs 50 minutes altogether with 8 stops.
3. Bus Route: 10, 20, 37, 41, 59, 120, 126, 203, 205, 420, 802 (get off at Wangfujing Stop)
Subway: Line 1 (get off at Wangfujing Stop)


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