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Wangfujing Street

Find the latest fashion or cheap souvenirs and sample local cuisine in this bustling pedestrian-only street, one of the city’s most popular shopping strips.

Wangfujing Street has been host to commercial activities in Beijing for many centuries. Today, it’s very popular with shoppers and tourists who flock here in search of bargains and unique clothing. This busy commercial thoroughfare has benches, bars, restaurants and cafés, all offering plenty of rest stops.

Come during the day and browse the vast array of shops, which range from modern mall complexes to historic shops with old-fashioned facades. Try on high-quality hats at the famous Sheng Xifu hat shop, which was founded in 1911. Experience Chinese tea culture by sampling brews at the Wu Yu Tai Tea House. This well-known teahouse has been operating for more than a century. Other goods on offer range from silk embroidery and luxury brand accessories, to chopsticks and Chinese exercise balls.

At night, the smell of street food wafts in from the side lanes and the area springs to life. Shop signs light up in neon colors and diners flock to eat Peking duck in the nearby restaurants. Walk towards the north end of the street and you’ll find a row of street vendors with food stalls on Wangfujing Snack Street. Adventurous eaters can try skewered scorpion or bug kebabs, starfish and even snake. If you don’t fancy something that exotic, order one of the more mainstream dishes on offer, such as delicious noodles and ice cream. Remember, haggling is part of the culture in China, so don’t accept the initial price suggested by vendors.

After a meal, stroll to the nearby St. Joseph’s Cathedral, which is also known as Wangfujing Cathedral. This Romanesque-Revival church offers respite from the busy shopping malls that dominate the road. It’s worth waiting until nightfall to visit the church as this is when it is illuminated by a golden glow of lights. The evening is also when the space around the cathedral has a festive atmosphere as locals come to dance in the square at the front.

To reach Wangfujing Street, take a taxi, or the subway to Wangfujing Station.


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Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing ¥9,691
Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

No.2 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing, Beijing
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Beijing, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Art Museum of China, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Sanlitun and Beihai Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dongsi Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dengshikou Station is 11 minutes.

    Novotel Beijing Peace ¥9,130
    Novotel Beijing Peace

    Novotel Beijing Peace

    No 3 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 5-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 16 minutes.

      Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao ¥7,101
      Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao

      Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao

      1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, Beijing, Beijing
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Beijing, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dongcheng Dongjiaomin Lane, Beijing New World Shopping Mall, and Beijing Shengmi E'er Catholic Church. Wangfujing Street and Qianmen Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). Chongwenmen Station is only a 4-minute walk and Wangfujing Station is 14 minutes.

        The Peninsula Beijing ¥26,648
        The Peninsula Beijing

        The Peninsula Beijing

        8 Jinyu Hutong, DongDan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing, Beijing
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is steps from Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and Tiananmen are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 3-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 14 minutes.

          Hilton Beijing Wangfujing ¥17,321
          Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

          Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

          8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and Tiananmen are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is 8 minutes by foot and Wangfujing Station is 11 minutes.

            Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing ¥11,325
            Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

            Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

            97 Jinbao St., Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and Sanlitun are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dongdan Station is 15 minutes.

              Beijing Hotel Nuo Forbidden City ¥15,772
              Beijing Hotel Nuo Forbidden City

              Beijing Hotel Nuo Forbidden City

              33 Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Beijing, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tiananmen Square and Tiananmen. Wangfujing Street and Forbidden City are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wangfujing Station is 8 minutes by foot and Tian'anmen East Station is 12 minutes.

                Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing ¥9,528
                Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

                Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing

                50 Wangfujing Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Beijing, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Tiananmen and Tiananmen Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dongsi Station is 8 minutes.