Beijing Shopping Tips by Willettsworld
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This excellent model shop is located just down the road, east of the Drum and Bell Towers. If you're into model cars and such like then this place is for you. The street is also home to several musical instrument shops.
Address: Gulou Dongdajie
Theme: Toys and Games
Silk Street is a large modern shopping centre that contains over 1,700 vendors who, mostly, sell counterfeit designer brand clothing and shoes. As well as this, their are stalls selling traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy, carpets, table cloths, bed coverings, paintings, hand-knit dresses, toys, electronic gadgets, trinkets, and fine jewellery. Opened on March 19, 2005, and replacing the old alley-based Xiushui Market, the shopping centre attracts thousands of foreign tourists looking for counterfeit bargains. The place can feel very intimidating with vendors trying to attract you into their area. Remember to bargain as hard as you can and don't, by any means, accept their first price. It's all a 'game' and you remember that and that the items they sell aren't legitimate.
Address: North of Jiangguomenwai Dajie
Directions: about 1km east of Friendship Store
Metro: Yonganli (line 1)
This large bookstore has a history of nearly 50 years, and it is the preference of many foreigners in Beijing. The bookstore has a great number of books written in English covering literature, history, politics, travel, art and even cooking. Most of them are published by Chinese publishing houses, while there are also some original imported books from foreign countries.
Address: No.235, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Wangfujing Dajie is the most well-known and prosperous business street with modern and fashion trends. Wangfujing Dajie starts at East Chang'an Avenue in the south and ends at the China Art Gallery in the north. This 700-year-old commercial street is 810 meters (0.5 miles) long and 40 meters (43.7 yards) wide. It is the busiest street in Beijing and there are 600,000 people every day come and go in the street and on holidays, the number can rise to 1,200,000. The first famous business zone in Beijing houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques where you find commodities, some of which are of world-famous brands. Apart from that, there are also many time honoured stores with traditional commodities standing in the street for hundreds of years. The street is home to western fast food chains such as Starbucks, McDonalds and KFC plus a branch of the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and the Beijing Friendship Store and Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore.
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