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“Don't miss this if you have insterest on antique”
Review of Liulichang Street

Liulichang Street
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Private Beijing Shopping Tour
Ranked #99 of 1,606 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost anything China can offer in antiques, ancient coins, Chinese paintings, jade and traditional folk clothing.
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Don't miss this if you have insterest on antique”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Nowdays, there are not so many people in Liulichang Street. If you want to collect some ancient chinese coins and antiques, this is a very good place to visit.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Browse for hours”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Liulichang Street is heaven for browsers of antiques and Chinese collectables.There are more original pieces to be found than people might think. It's also the location of a small studio for one of the best inside snuff bottle painters in the world. Painter Xu Bu has a small area at the front of one of the shops and also sells works by his father Xu PengQi. Both are among the world's best and knock the usual tourist stuff into the background. Xu Bu's works are now in the private collections of people such as HM Queen Elizabeth II, Presidents Clinton and Obama and many others.

Visited May 2013
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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent example of old Beijing”
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We had a nice time walking through all the shops. There are definitely some antiques but you have to know how to find them. Here is a good website to find it. The kids need to be carefull for the glass and antiques but it is safe for them to stay outside. They can even modify the puppets so you can use them for very cheap!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank nikilnh
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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

One of our favorite afternoons in Beijing - bookstores, galleries, tea house, Cathay Book Shop for art supplies... we loved every minute. Gorgeous architecture. Wish I had the name of the tea house - it's on the corner of Liulichang and the main road, it's upstairs, and they had fabulous tea at really reasonable prices - wish we had bought more tea here.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Molly B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wrong location”
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

All the review of the place was spot on except if you're trying to use the map location on trip advisor! The thing is completely off by at least a few miles! Walked in the blazing heat for almost an hour and got fed up and asked taxi driver. He drove us there but by that time we were so exhausted we didn't really enjoy it. Awesome artwork but can be sort of expensive. Some of those are replicas of the original and you can see the artist recreate them from the book or picture they were looking at. One thing that was impressive was the hand made stamps!

1 Thank Gokaiser
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