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Wangfujing Street

Find the latest fashion or cheap souvenirs and sample local cuisine in this bustling pedestrian-only street, one of the city’s most popular shopping strips.

Wangfujing Street has been host to commercial activities in Beijing for many centuries. Today, it’s very popular with shoppers and tourists who flock here in search of bargains and unique clothing. This busy commercial thoroughfare has benches, bars, restaurants and cafés, all offering plenty of rest stops.

Come during the day and browse the vast array of shops, which range from modern mall complexes to historic shops with old-fashioned facades. Try on high-quality hats at the famous Sheng Xifu hat shop, which was founded in 1911. Experience Chinese tea culture by sampling brews at the Wu Yu Tai Tea House. This well-known teahouse has been operating for more than a century. Other goods on offer range from silk embroidery and luxury brand accessories, to chopsticks and Chinese exercise balls.

At night, the smell of street food wafts in from the side lanes and the area springs to life. Shop signs light up in neon colors and diners flock to eat Peking duck in the nearby restaurants. Walk towards the north end of the street and you’ll find a row of street vendors with food stalls on Wangfujing Snack Street. Adventurous eaters can try skewered scorpion or bug kebabs, starfish and even snake. If you don’t fancy something that exotic, order one of the more mainstream dishes on offer, such as delicious noodles and ice cream. Remember, haggling is part of the culture in China, so don’t accept the initial price suggested by vendors.

After a meal, stroll to the nearby St. Joseph’s Cathedral, which is also known as Wangfujing Cathedral. This Romanesque-Revival church offers respite from the busy shopping malls that dominate the road. It’s worth waiting until nightfall to visit the church as this is when it is illuminated by a golden glow of lights. The evening is also when the space around the cathedral has a festive atmosphere as locals come to dance in the square at the front.

To reach Wangfujing Street, take a taxi, or the subway to Wangfujing Station.


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Grand Hyatt Beijing $149
Grand Hyatt Beijing

Grand Hyatt Beijing

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

    Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Plaza and Wangfujing Street. National Museum of China and Tiananmen Square are also within 15 minutes. Wangfujing Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dengshikou Station is 14 minutes.

    Waldorf Astoria Beijing $212
    Waldorf Astoria Beijing

    Waldorf Astoria Beijing

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

      Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City, and The Palace Museum. Tiananmen and Tiananmen Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 13 minutes.

      Sheke Boyuan Hotel
      Sheke Boyuan Hotel

      Sheke Boyuan Hotel

      No.27 Wangfujing Street, Beijing, Beijing
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dong Hua Men Night Market, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and The Palace Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 10 minutes.

        Ywca Garden
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        Ywca Garden

        Wangfujing Street, Beijing, PEK
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and The Palace Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 9 minutes.

          The Peninsula Beijing $239
          The Peninsula Beijing

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          8 Jinyu Hutong, DongDan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing, Beijing
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Novotel Beijing Peace $71
            Novotel Beijing Peace

            Novotel Beijing Peace

            No 3 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 and Beihai Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 5-minute walk and Wangfujing Station is 14 minutes.

              Regent Beijing $156
              Regent Beijing

              Regent Beijing

              99 Jinbao St Dongcheng Dstrct, Beijing, Beijing
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                Crystal Orange Hotel Wangfujing Street $108
                Crystal Orange Hotel Wangfujing Street

                Crystal Orange Hotel Wangfujing Street

                No.18 Dong An Men, Dong Cheng Qu, Beijing
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City, and The Palace Museum. Tiananmen and Tiananmen Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 12 minutes.