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Yandai Xie Street

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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“houhai area”(3 reviews)
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Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a hutong, there are plenty of public toilets ( as people living in hutongs do not have toilets in their homes). This area has been done up for the tourist, there are bars with live music( some pretty old style) plenty of shops...More

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Real beijing feel but nothing social from one hutong to the next it's over crowded on the weekends shops shouting to lure in suckers to buy what they are selling at 5 times the cost

1  Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

You can find nice bars here, some have live singing band. We had nice evening drinking beer and listening to local music, . Although, it was more expensive then other places

2  Thank Eyal R
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This little street is just a few meters away from the Drum and Bell Towers and the hutong areas. I went here on two occasions during the day and during night time. I'd preferamd suggest this place to to cap your day to relax and...More

3  Thank Phrym
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We were living in the area and only found this alleyway by chance. The place was full of yummy food stalls and on the river front there were many cool bars with local bands

2  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I am told this is an ancient market of Beijing that is being preserved. The narrow cobbled street still has some of the old world charm but not entirely so and is chock-full of little souvenir shops. Ideal for a quiet stroll and a bit...More

1  Thank emmurali
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This time went during daytime. Less fun. Still nice but much nicer at night. With the lights lit up it has a magical feel.

Thank sw0000
Reviewed 20 June 2018

So much to see and great food to taste. I was in a woner just watching the people and seeing everything for sale. Worth the time.

1  Thank fitgirl16
Reviewed 2 June 2018

An historic area, with this street redeveloped for the tourists. It's a narrow street with lots of small narrow shops. Lots of souvenirs, art and crafts, scarves, clothing, a tea shop, a post office, food. It's not far from the lake, bars and restaurants, the...More

2  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Yandai Xie Street is lovely street where you can souvenir shops and local hand made like "paper cut". Do not miss it while visiting Beijing.

2  Thank Yossi N
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24 August 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.