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Wangfujing Street – the Biggest Commercial Center in Beijing

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Wangfujing is now considered as the central heart of Beijing. It is the first modern-style commercial street in Beijing, about 800 meters long and on two sides of it are standing many stores and malls. A walk from end-to-end would take you about 30 minutes, and that's without looking at any shops and malls.

TheWangfujingshopping district aims to achieve equal ranking with “New York's Fifth Avenue”, the “Champs-Elysees of Paris” and the “Ginza in Tokyo”. The packed stores on the street selling clothes, tea, shoes, souvenirs, books, hats, etc - you name it, Wangfujing's got it.

Layout of Wangfujing Street

It starts from Wangfujing Nankou, where theOriental Plazaandthe Beijing Hotelare located. It then heads north, passing the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore, the Beijing Department Store as well as the BeijingForeign Language Bookstorebefore ending at the Sun Dong An Plaza.

Much of the road is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles, and it is not rare to see the entire street full of people. It is embellished with squares, lawns, flower beds, fountains, ornamental columns, sculptures and benches. This pleasant environment has made shopping an exercise in fashionable leisure.

How to get there?

Getting to Wangfujing is pretty easy. You can take the subway and get off at the Line 1 Wangfujing (118) station. Alternatively, you can of course take the taxi.

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