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Dashilan and Qianmen Street

Address: Chongwen District

Situated on the south axis of Beijing, Qianmen Street, known as Tian Jie (Heavenly Street)as well, has a history of over 570 years. Ancient style and modern business are perfectly integrated thanks to the renovation. All the time-honoured shops like Quanjude (the most renowned Peking Duck restaurant) have returned. Moreover, over 20 world-famous brands have decided to set up stores here, including Apple, Starbuck, etc.

After the renovation, some ingrained elements in the memory of Beijing natives have once again appeared, such as the old street lamps modelled on bird cages, Bingtanghulu, etc., the green and white road surface and the Dangdangche (a kind of streetcar).

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East Gulou Street

Address: between Andingmen Inner Street and Di’anmen Inner Street, Dongcheng District

Over recent years, East Gulou Street has gradually become home to video game and cartoon stores. There are totally 36 such stores along the street. It is not only famous in Beijing, but also attracts business from outside the city

Besides video game and cartoon stores, 16 musical instrument shops are also intensely spread along East Gulou Street.

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Panjiayuan Antique Market

Address: southwest to Panjiayuan Bridge, Chaoyang District

Panjiayuan Antique Market covers 485,000 m2, divided into six different areas. Customers can find abundant antiques, crafts, collections and decorations here. Established in 1992, with the rise of the trade of folk antiques and crafts, it has now grown into a large-scale antique market which also serves to disseminate traditional Chinese culture.

Panjiayuan Antique Market is the most popular in China. At weekends, the customer flow volume can reach 60 to 70 thousand, a large part of which are foreigners. Tens of foreign leaders have ever visited and shopped in the market, including the former US first lady Hilary Clinton, US House Speaker and Thai Princess.

Panjiayuan Antique Market is also the biggest trade centre for folk crafts, which are collected here from all over China and are sold to the world from here as well.

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Sanlitun Bar Street

Address: Chaoyang District

The 260-meter-long Sanlitun Bar Street covers 1,648 m2. It is the earliest bar cluster in Beijing. The very first bar was established in South Sanlitun, while North Sanlitun Street is the most famous nowadays.

As North Sanlitun Street is adjacent to 79 foreign embassies, foreigners are frequenters of the bars. In recent years, more local employees, entertainers and tourists have also been frequenting the bars here.

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