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Wangfujing Street

Shop ‘til you drop on one of Beijing’s best-loved shopping strips, where you’ll find everything from designer labels to cheap souvenirs.

There have been commercial premises on Wangfujing Street since the middle of the Ming Dynasty hundreds of years ago, and a wander down this pedestrianised boulevard today will take you past most of Beijing's best-known and most-loved outlets.

It is a mecca for shoppers in the city, both locals and tourists and, as well as the huge array of retail businesses, this bustling thoroughfare also offers a great range of restaurants, cafés and bars. The buildings on Wangfujing Street are as varied as the goods on offer within, ranging from historic premises with antique façades to ultra-modern shopping centres.

The products you’ll find for sale range from silk embroidery to chopsticks and Chinese exercise balls. The area is particularly well known for its clothes shops and many of Beijing’s most iconic brands have a presence here, such as Sheng Xifu, which has been selling high-quality hats for over a century.

Another long-running enterprise is the Wu Yu Tai Tea House which is nearly always packed full of visitors who come to experience the unique Chinese tea culture. In the evening, the street is also a popular place to come to eat as there is a multitude of restaurants to choose from, from traditional eateries serving Peking duck to fast-food joints with Western fare.

At the north end of the street there are rows of roadside vendors selling food from stalls in an area known as Wangfujing Snack Street. You’ll find many exotic delicacies on offer for those with hardy stomachs, from skewered scorpion and bug kebabs to starfish and even snake! Gentler on the palate, perhaps, are the popular (and scrumptious) noodles and ice cream. And, as you browse through the shops and stalls, remember that haggling is all part of the Chinese shopping experience, so don’t just accept the first price the salesperson suggests.

The evening is the best time to visit nearby St. Joseph’s Cathedral, which is lit up beautifully and the space outside is often full of dancing locals, which makes for a very festive atmosphere. The best way to reach Wangfujing Street is by taxi or by subway to Wangfujing Station.


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Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
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    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street and Forbidden ...

    Hilton Beijing WangfujingAU$247

    Grand Hyatt Beijing

    Grand Hyatt Beijing

    1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wangfujing Street, National Museum of China and Tiananmen Square. Oriental Plaza and Forbidden ...

      Grand Hyatt BeijingAU$206

      Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

      Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

      97 Jinbao St., Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and Sanlitun are also within ...

        Park Plaza Beijing WangfujingAU$152

        Novotel Beijing Peace

        Novotel Beijing Peace

        No 3 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing
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          5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

          This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City and Tiananmen. Tiananmen Square ...

          Novotel Beijing PeaceAU$117

          Legendale Hotel Beijing

          Legendale Hotel Beijing

          90-92 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
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            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is steps away from Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also ...

            Legendale Hotel BeijingAU$246

            Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

            Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

            50 Wangfujing Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
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              2.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

              Located in Downtown Beijing, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street and Forbidden City. Tiananmen ...

              Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing WangfujingAU$153

              Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

              Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

              57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Downtown Beijing, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Art Museum of China and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace ...

                Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing HotelAU$222

                Waldorf Astoria Beijing

                Waldorf Astoria Beijing

                5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and ...

                  Waldorf Astoria BeijingAU$351

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