"Silk Street Market" Silk Market - Xiu Shui Tip by John195123

Silk Market - Xiu Shui, Beijing: 18 reviews and 24 photos

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by John195123
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      Silk Street Market Corner
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      Silk Street Market, Beijing
    by John195123

What was once an outdoor market, with a unique feel, interesting shops and architecture, is now a modern building, something quite common in the "modern" China- destroy the old for the sake of appearing new... I couldn't go in, mostly because it wasn't what I went there to see. I wanted to see the same market I visited years before. But no. Dangerous as wreckless progress can be, the Chinese move ahead full speed, building the New China- all part of the facade you'll see during the Olympics.

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Address: 8 Xiushui East Street, Chaoyang
Phone: 010-5169 9003
Website: http://www.silkstreet.cc/templet/default/

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  • Written Apr 3, 2008
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