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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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Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing ¥8,664
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 Tiananmen Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dongdan Station is 15 minutes.

    Grand Hyatt Beijing ¥13,135
    Grand Hyatt Beijing

    Grand Hyatt Beijing

    1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Plaza and Wangfujing Street. National Museum of China and Tiananmen Square are also within 15 minutes. Wangfujing Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dengshikou Station is 14 minutes.

      BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel ¥9,530
      BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

      BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

      No 2 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Beijing, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sanlitun Barstreet and Sanlitun. Yashow Market and Nali Patio are also within 15 minutes. Tuanjiehu Station is 7 minutes by foot and Agricultural Exhibition Center Station is 17 minutes.

        Novotel Beijing Peace ¥8,448
        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 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City, and Tiananmen. Tiananmen Square and Beihai Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 5-minute walk and Wangfujing Station is 14 minutes.

          Waldorf Astoria Beijing ¥22,898
          Waldorf Astoria Beijing

          Waldorf Astoria Beijing

          5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City, and The Palace Museum. Tiananmen and Tiananmen Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 13 minutes.

            Sheke Boyuan Hotel
            Sheke Boyuan Hotel

            Sheke Boyuan Hotel

            No.27 Wangfujing Street, Beijing, Beijing
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Dongdan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade, Wangfujing Street, and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and The Palace Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 10 minutes.

              The Peninsula Beijing ¥24,754
              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 Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 4-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 13 minutes.

                Regent Beijing ¥12,532
                Regent Beijing

                Regent Beijing

                99 Jinbao St Dongcheng Dstrct, Beijing, Beijing
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Peninsula Beijing Shopping Arcade and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dengshikou Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongsi Station is 11 minutes.