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Yandai Xie Street

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Beijing's oldest commercial street, just a block off pretty lake Houhai, is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops.
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Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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All reviews houhai lake houhai area souvenir shopping drum and bell towers vibrant street quirky shops tofu for sale tea ceremony nice walk walk around worth a visit rickshaw stroll chinese river art
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Maybe cos it was a quiet evening but the shops feels very touristy too. its quite a short walk,not too big of a place. Behind this street is hou hai . An area with water in the middle. Nice walk and can take photos. When...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bubbsieloves
Reviewed 7 December 2018

There seems to be hundreds of busy, bustling shops through this street walkway. There was shops that would cater for all kinds of treats, snacks, or whatever was needed. There were so many different types of food stalls around, selling things from ice creams, to...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tomsF5110SS
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We didn't have alot of time for souvenir shopping in Beijing so we were glad to come upon this area. It's nicely done in and old fashion way. We picked up some inexpensive fans which were more than twice the price at the Great Wall....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

honestly everywhere in beijing souvenir shopping is so expensive esp near the tourist attractions. i did my full shopping for souvenirs from here.. lots of shops. lots of options. plus beautiful to walk around in the evenings. there is a lake at the end of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Very touristy and there are more genuine hutongs to stumble on but thus place is definitely very pretty and nice to walk around. River very beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lions300
Reviewed 12 September 2018

It is a hutong, there are plenty of public toilets ( as people living in hutongs do not have toilets in their homes). This area has been done up for the tourist, there are bars with live music( some pretty old style) plenty of shops...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Real beijing feel but nothing social from one hutong to the next it's over crowded on the weekends shops shouting to lure in suckers to buy what they are selling at 5 times the cost

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

You can find nice bars here, some have live singing band. We had nice evening drinking beer and listening to local music, . Although, it was more expensive then other places

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Eyal R
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This little street is just a few meters away from the Drum and Bell Towers and the hutong areas. I went here on two occasions during the day and during night time. I'd preferamd suggest this place to to cap your day to relax and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Phrym
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We were living in the area and only found this alleyway by chance. The place was full of yummy food stalls and on the river front there were many cool bars with local bands

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank L8904FCdanielp
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24 August 2018|
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Response from Joyce M | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry - I wish I could answer your question with an affirmative “yes”, but I can only say “maybe.” I saw antique shops along the street but I didn’t go in.