"" Shopping Tip by Krystynn

Shopping, Beijing: 16 reviews and 25 photos


Fondest memory: We sneaked into this shophouse (please see pic) where there is a hidden passageway... leading all the way down to Beijing's <b><u>UNDERGROUND CITY</u></b>!

The Chinese only decided to build this huge underground shelter in the 1960s when a Soviet invasion was looming over their heads. Incidentally, thousands can be evacuated to this place in less than 5 minutes. No mean feat eh?

Today, you can head here to do some shopping... or you may even wish to get dolled up as a Qing Emperor/ Empress or as his favorite concubine or eunuch (!!)... all for a princely sum of 25 Yuan (hey, that's about US$2 only). Well, that was what we paid to get dressed in Imperial costumes....

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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