Shopping in Beijing

(Beijing Travel Guide)

Shopping Streets & Shopping Malls in Beijing

( I ) The Six famous business streets for shopping in Beijing
1. Qianmen-Dashalan Business Street
Qianmen-Dashalan Business Street lies in the southern city of Beijing. It is to the south of Zhengyangmen and to the west of the central line. This is an old walking shopping street that has a long history. There are a lot of famous shops that all have more than one hundred years' history, such as Liubiju sauce and pickle shop, Tongrentang drugstore, Ruifuxiang silk shop, Neiliaansheng shoes shop, Zhangyiyuan tea shop and so on
2. Wangfujing Business Street
Wangfujing Business Street lies in Dongcheng District, the center of Beijing. Here and Tiananmen Square are 1 kilometer apart. It is a beautiful walking street. Here is the well-known Beijing Department Store, the famous Dong'an Market, the biggest arts and crafts shop in China, the biggest Xinhua Bookstore, the Foreign Languages Bookstore, Lisheng Sports Shop and Medical Appliances Shop. Also, here are some famous old shops, such as Shengxifu hats shop, Tonghesheng shoes shop, New World silk shop, Hengteli watchmaker's shop, Baicaoshenrong drugstore and Jiguge historical relic shop, etc.
3. Xidan Business Street
Xidan Business Street is in Xicheng District, the center of Beijing. Here and Tiananmen Square are 1.5 kilometers apart. It is developed after the found of China. Here is the famous Xidan Market, Xidan Shopping Center and some old shops, such as Shengxifu hats shop and Jingyi glasses shop.
4.Liulichang Culture Street
Located in the southwestern part of the city, Liulichang is one of two streets which still bear the appearance of a Qing Dynasty market street ( the other is Suzhou Street in the Summer Palace mainly for show purposes. Liulichang is a traditional market of old and rare books, antiques, paintings, calligraphy and arts & crafts.
5.Silk Street (Xiushui Street)
Silk Street lies in Xiushuidong Jie of Jianguomenwai Dajie. It is a favorite place for bargains and is frequented by the resident foreigners in Beijing.
6.Yandai Xiejie
a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai and Houhai in the Shichahai area and the south of the Drum Tower. It is a street lined with numerous antique stores and trendy bars.
( II ) Beijing Shopping Malls
1. The Place: A9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
2. Beijing APM (Sun Dong An) : 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Beijing
3. Shin Kong Place: Huamao Center, 87 Jianguo Lu, Northeast of Dawang Bridge, Beijing
4. SOGO:  8 Xuanwumengwai Dajie, Beijing
5. New World Department Store : Building A, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
( III ) Beijing Special Shopping Markets
1. Flea and antique markets
Panjiayuan Flea Market ( the third eastern and southern circle )

Haiwangcun Flea Market ( Liulichang )

Hongqiao Flea Market ( the northern gate of the Temple of Heaven )
2. Arts, pearls and jewels
China Arts and Crafts Shop ( the eastern part of Wangfujing Street )
White Peacock Arts World ( Houjiutiao Ande Road, Dongcheng District )
3. Silk Shops
Yuanlonggu Silk Shop ( No.55 Tiantan Road ): it is a famous old shop, there is original color silks, green satins and brocades, also there is carpets, tapestries, Chinese writings and paintings, etc.
4. Writings and paintings shops
China Bookstore ( Eastern Liulichang ): sell Chinese old books Rongbaozhai ( No.19 Western Street of Liulichang ): sell writing brushes, ink, paper, inkstones and Chinese writings and paintings.
5. Drugstores
Tongrentang Drugstore ( Dashalan of Qianmen Street ): it was built in the 8th year of Emperor Kangxi, it mainly sells pills and plasters. There are Ten Famous Medicines, such as Zaiao Pill, Nvjindan and so on.
6. Bookstore
Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore ( No.214 Wangfujing Street ): It sells all kinds of books.
Beijing Books Building ( Xidan in Western Chang'an Street ).
7. Tea
Maliandao Tea Street (11 Maliandao Road., Xuanwu): It stretches almost a mile in north-south direction, and it holds hundreds of tea shops, swarming on each side of the street and in the large tea markets.
8. Electronics
Bainaohui Computer Mall: 10 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Hailong Shopping Hall: 1 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District
Top Electronics City: 1 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District


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