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Sanlitun Village is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Sanlitun Village is special ?
Sanlitun has been in constant change and evolution since the end of the 20th century, when the city first committed itself to a policy of strong economic growth. Today, the neighborhood hosts a multitude of bars and nightclubs - both Chinese- and Western-oriented -as well as a number of large shopping malls filled with big name brands. Athletic wear brand Adidas has its largest store worldwide located in Sanlitun Village, and right next store lies Yashow (pronounced "yah-shoo"), a multi-level shop filled to the brim with vendors of cheap, custom, and counterfeit clothing, luggage, and other wares that attracts tourists willing to bargain hard for a good price.
What to explore at Sanlitun Village?
Sanlitun Shopping Mall
Shopping Mall near Sanlitun Shopping here is quite different and very enjoyable. Stores are distributed along inter-connected paths in the southern area. This layout, with no fixed route, makes shopping a discovery tour. You will be amazed by its world famous brand flagship stores, such as Adidas, Uniqlo, Mango, Puma, Steve Madden, Nike, Columbia, North Face, Crocodiles, Apple, Hong Kong jewelry brand Chow Tai Fook, Quiksilver, C.P.U, Twice, Fossil, Reiss and Q’ggle, etc.
Since the fall of 2009, many luxury stores ranging from creative luxury shops to forefront designer brands, such as Rolex, the French fashion brand agnès b, MFG, Paris fashion handbags brand LONGCHAMP, Italian furniture brand Natuzzi, Emporio Armani and local original designs, have opened in the northern area.
There are many restaurants with different cuisines, ranging from innovative Chinese to American and from traditional Vietnamese to authentic Spanish Tapas. The food is consistent with the high-end brand surroundings. Some of the famous places include: cupcake cafe - hummingbird, the Golden Lake originated from Sichuan and mixed with the concept of Lounge & Fine Dining, and Ayi Abalone, which is honored as the "Abalone King of Hong Kong ".
Art here is integrated into the details of life. It is very casual, not just hanging on the wall, but also appearing in the streets. You may see sculptures of local artists and world-renowned designer fashion displays on the street or on the square. There are also a large number of indoor art galleries, photography studios, fashion shows and photography exhibitions. You can also enjoy colorful performances, such as magic and comedy.
In addition, there are some quality beauty salons and spas. You can go to TONI and GUY, OPI professional nail service, comfort zone, the Han Fang SPA, French skin-care brand Ingrid Millet or the Japanese make-up brand DHC.
How to get to Sanlitun Village?
1. Bus 416,115, 431, 113, 701, 758, 406 takes you directly there;
2. Take Bus 431, 416, 115, 113, 701, 758, 406, 117, then get off at Changhong Bridge West Station and walk west;
3. Take Bus 115, 416, 431, 113, 758, 406, 118, 623, 208, and get off at Workers' Gymnasium Station.
1. Take Line 10 and get off at Tuanjiehu Station through Exit A, and then walk westwards.
2. Take Line 2, get off at Dongsishitiao Station through Exit A, and walk 100 meters to the east, and then take Bus 113, 115, 406, 416, 431, 701 or 758 to Sanlitun Station.
It is a paradise at night, so a taxi would be a wise choice after you enjoy the parties in the bars. If there are no traffic jams, a taxi costs about CNY 30 to the area around the Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Avenue, and about CNY 70 to the Capital Airport.
- Large night life area
- Great for shopping!!
- Good for shopping drinking and eating
- Great Atmosphere
- Shopping Paradise
19 Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Tips for you
Funny design of layout. Large crowd usually in Apple Store or the open square. Toilets are dirty, no soap, smelly, no tissues.
This Swire managed shopping complex is the heart of Sanlitun area. Great options on F&B with some of the most awarded restaurants in town. Very hip young shopping with many of the top sports and clothing brands. Great destination for meeting up with people.The other phase of this is a luxury part of the complex which is basically still not gotten off the ground.
It's a good shopping and restaurants area, but it's cool only when you went in Bejing several times ! ItÂ´s very good for dinner, go at party and do shopping ! But I think not all the tourists want go there, warning
My last stop after shopping at the famous 4-storey Yaxiu Market, is Sanlitun Village at the CBD Beijing. It took me 15 min to walk from the nearest train station line 2 (Dongsi Shitiao Station, walk 100 mts west then take bus 113, 115, 406...to take you to Sanlitun street).It has all local and international brands - Apple, Zara, Bauhaus, Superdry, etc. for tourists who've got money to spend. There are restaurants for formal dining and desserts too. One I had is Herbal Cafe's mango-jelly snow dessert. They have variety of meals too, but did not try them, maybe next time.I like the glass walled structure of the Sanlitun Village, how lights at night strike the walls reflecting bright colors and some stained glass walls. Love the effect.Taxis lined up in the streets are charging shoppers and tourists a high rate (at least 70 RMB any where within the city center) , with no meter. So better walk past the Sanlitun area to catch a metered taxi passing by to take you to your next destination, or best to take the bus going home or the subway (line 2 Dongsi Shitiao Station Exit A or line 10 Tuanjiehu Exit A).