Holidays in Wangfujing Street

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Wangfujing Street which includes a city and street scenes

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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Novotel Beijing Peace
Novotel Beijing Peace
4 out of 5
No 3 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$135 per night from 15 Oct. to 15 Oct.
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 ...
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Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing
5 out of 5
1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
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The price is AU$249 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Plaza and Wangfujing Street. The Wangfujing Paleolithic Museum and National Museum ...
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"Very nice and clean, loved the pool."

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Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
5 out of 5
8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$199 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City and The Palace Museum. Tiananmen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (751 reviews)
"The location is excellent, convenient to shopping area, and many famous view points within walking distance"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

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Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
4 out of 5
1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$103 per night from 16 Oct. to 16 Oct.
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Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing
5 out of 5
1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$249 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
5 out of 5
8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$199 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
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Novotel Beijing Peace
Novotel Beijing Peace
4 out of 5
No 3 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$135 per night from 15 Oct. to 15 Oct.
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Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
5 out of 5
57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$210 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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JEN Beijing by Shangri-La
JEN Beijing by Shangri-La
4.5 out of 5
No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
The price is AU$247 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
48 Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$156 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing, an IHG Hotel
The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments
The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments
4.5 out of 5
North Gate, No. 1 Xiagongfu Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
The price is AU$213 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
5 out of 5
5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
The price is AU$490 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
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