Yandai Xie Street
Yandai Xie Street
4.5
Historic Walking AreasAntique Shops
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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tom n
Cologne, Germany7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Cute shopping street with elements form the old world and first world shopping entertainment for local and international tourists.
Written 6 July 2023
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ceetom1
California478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visited here in November before it got too cold. Came here after visiting the nearby drum and Bell towers, so there was enough to see in the neighborhood. There were places to eat and window shop with a nice easy vibe (NOT too crowded but by no means empty). There is a nearby lake where we saw tourists getting a ride in a covered bike by locals.
Written 9 January 2020
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ileannkneel
Kelowna, Canada1,059 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The almighty dollar (or this case, renminbi) has caused, private enterprise here to explode with all sorts of gimmicky and not necessarily authentic local products and services. If you thrive in the energy of mass crowds and little cafes and tourist shops then this is the place for you. However, if you prefer a quieter more local experience, go elsewhere. As for physical size it's only a couple blocks long and the lanes are wide enough that the crowds don't seem too crushing. But still, the prices are a bit cheaper off the strip although to Western standards it's all fairly cheap anyway. 3 stars from a non-shopper.
Written 18 December 2019
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sgken8
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Was told by a local that the 2 or 3 streets of acoustic bars, restaurants and cafes has been there since 2000. All Chinese songs though and I think all are local musicians or wannabes but it' all good. You'll get to hear both the evergreens and latest songs.

The streets border a huge lake which is said to have been around since time in memorial. What you see in the day will be vastly different to what you will experience at night.
Written 25 November 2019
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Adrian B
Shanghai, China224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Just to experience what is like living in a country with so many people, it is worth a visit, Prices will be a little higher than elsewhere, but the vibe is better.
Written 5 November 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This area is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. The street is touristy, with many shops targeting the locals and tourists - restaurants, cafes, shops selling local snacks, souvenirs, costumes etc. Many people loved to congregate at the Yinding Bridge 银锭桥. Suggest you visit the nearby Bell and Drum Towers if you are there.
Written 22 October 2019
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JH Lim
Singapore, Singapore95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 9 October 2019
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
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 to walk along. As it is touristy be careful of the prices, we had lunch and it was definitely over priced.
Written 17 September 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,922 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 2 September 2019
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GC
Wakefield, UK3,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 15 June 2019
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