Shopping WangFuJing, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi China Published on: 08-08-2016
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Wangfujing Mall(Wangfujing Street) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Wangfujing Mall(Wangfujing Street) is special ?
Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets, not only in Beijing but in all of China.
It is anchored by large upscale shopping malls at each end of the pedestrian mall. The street is a shopper's paradise, filled with shops selling paintings and traditional Chinese arts and crafts, trendy boutiques and upscale chain stores as well as restaurants serving everything from McDonald's cuisine to Peking Duck.
Take time to wander through Beijing Department Store, at one time a dowdy place to shop by foreign standards but popular with middle-class Chinese of decades past. Renovated in recent years, Beijing Department Store is now trendy and upscale, rivaling almost anything you'll find in Manhattan. Still displaying a wide variety of merchandise, the store remains ever popular with Chinese shoppers.
What to explore at Wangfujing Mall(Wangfujing Street)?
Just up the street from the Beijing Department Store is another Wangfujing landmark: the Foreign Languages Bookstore. The store sells books, art supplies, videos and CDs on several floors, but the street level is the place to buy coffee table books about China in a variety of languages as well as cookbooks and BOOKS TO help you learn the Chinese language.
The pedestrian mall is a beehive of activity, especially during the warm months when sidewalk cafes flourish. Exhibitions frequently take place in the center, especially in front of Beijing Department Store. Toward the northern end of the mall is a large bronze statue of an old-fashioned Chinese man pulling an empty rickshaw. People line up to climb into the rickshaw to have their pictures taken by family and friends.
At the northern end of the pedestrian mall is the huge St. Joseph's Cathedral, a Catholic church that was built several centuries ago by Portuguese Jesuits. The cathedral itself is open only for Masses, but its courtyard makes a pleasant place to sit and relax after the hustle and bustle of walking up the mall. Chinese couples, wearing traditional Western wedding clothes, flock here on Sundays to have their wedding pictures taken.
The north end of the pedestrian mall heats up in late afternoon and evening for the night food market. Dozens of food stands sell everything from fried scorpion and snake kebobs to the less exotic pork and chicken kebobs, dumplings (pot stickers) fruit and congees (bean puddings). Wandering from stand to stand, it's possible to put together a fun and inexpensive meal.
The Line 1 subway stops at the south end of Wangfujing Street.
- Great evening stroll
- A must visit to try some 'exquisite' food
- Pedestrian street for shoppers
- A Truly Amazing Experience!
- Best sight seeing after the attractions
WangFuJing, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi China
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Excellent shopping street, you can get anything from upscale to souvenirs, the food night market itâ€™s here also...
Wangfujing mall is a must see shopping center when you visit beijing,china...a high end mall where you can find only branded bags, clothes, shoes and all expensive stuffs...this is were the rich people of beijing shops and dine...jewelries are expensive too, 3x higher than the price compared to stores outside the mall while in fact they have the same supplier... but of cors it matters where the location is.But the best are in the street of wangfujing just beside the mall. If you have an adventurous taste or willing to try exotic foods, you should go and eat in these street.. you can try to eat grilled tarantulas, scorpions, woodworms, grasshoppers (grasshoppers are nice if deep fried and partner in soda or beers) mountain frogs,beatles, cockroaches, centipedes, monkey fingers and some times dog meat too in sticks...(i will try to eat different foods in my life but i will never try to eat dog meat...i remember my loving 7yr old shih tzu back home) and all those crazy stuff you can think of...they sell along the street like hotdogs in new york from 2yuan to 10yuan...that was the best example of knowing the culture of a certain place through their foods they sell and eat, not just the structures of great wall or fobidden city.A must try for a bold, exotic and adventurous palate.
Safe, pedestrian shopping street with upscale stores and junk shops. Silk store at beginning of the street is one of the best in Beijing. Stock up on PJ's, scarves, table cloths, fabric. Interesting shops and true souvenir junk - you must pick and choose. Street food vendors on street at far end (runs perpendicular to shopping street), sell scorpion, cicada, seahorses, snakes, etc. on a stick. Good photo op but stomach beware! One of the first few lanes is a great photo op with newly minted