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Yandai Xie Street: Tours & Tickets

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Beijing's oldest commercial street, just a block off pretty lake Houhai, is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops.
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Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Relatively short and interesting street with lots of souvenir shops, some cafes and etc. Not much walking space, especially so with the amount of people.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jhlim03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This streets with some streets blending off it is just above Houhai lake. It is a winding street with cafes, tourist shops, restaurants, bars and locally made gifts. The brick work is lovely and even though is it overrun by tourists now it’s still nice...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

A vaguely interesting street in that it has some mass tourists shops and some more interesting specialities dotted within. Not particularly 'high class ' shopping though.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

Stopped off here on our tour and loved it. Old Beijing. Lovely shops and coffee places. Take a boat ride on the river or try a trishaw ride around the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Millymolly77
Reviewed 5 June 2019

I get there with my friend in Saturday. Found some nice Cafe nearby the subway station. In the avenue, there are quite a number of special shops from tea shops, cosmetic shop, silversmith, snacks shop and else. There are bar and restaurant along the lake...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 472naomiw
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Very cute. An alley w small cheap chinese stores. Nice atmosphere. Next to drum tower. Ends down at the lake. Then u can take a carriage riksha to take u round the hutongs.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

During our time in Beijing, we came twice as the street was close to our hotel. There are many souvenir shops in the street, food vendors, bars, restaurant, I read it is more lively at night but we visited in the morning and late afternoon....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TheSwissNomad
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Maybe cos it was a quiet evening but the shops feels very touristy too. its quite a short walk,not too big of a place. Behind this street is hou hai . An area with water in the middle. Nice walk and can take photos. When...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bubbsieloves
Reviewed 7 December 2018

There seems to be hundreds of busy, bustling shops through this street walkway. There was shops that would cater for all kinds of treats, snacks, or whatever was needed. There were so many different types of food stalls around, selling things from ice creams, to...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

We didn't have alot of time for souvenir shopping in Beijing so we were glad to come upon this area. It's nicely done in and old fashion way. We picked up some inexpensive fans which were more than twice the price at the Great Wall....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Joyce M | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry - I wish I could answer your question with an affirmative “yes”, but I can only say “maybe.” I saw antique shops along the street but I didn’t go in.