Wangfujing is now considered the central heart of the city and in an area of about 810 square metres are over 200 shops. The new street can also provide convenience for pedestrians and motorists alike. Also, in spite of being modern and new, the renovated Wangfujing Street has retained its traditional cultural atmosphere. The street is a kind of beauty perfectly combining tradition, modernity, culture and commerce. With a group of sculptures depicting the lives of the people of Beijing in the old times was established in front of the modern New Dong An Plaza, a 70-square-metre relief sculpture recalling the operation of the 12 old famous shops in the area was set on the southern wall of the Women' s Department Store. Also the ancient well, from which the street got its name, was also symbolically restored. Besides, the Foreign Language Bookstore is in this area, which is the largest bookstore of this kind in Beijing.

Now, Wangfujing area has become the city' s central business district because of its easy access to major roads, high land prices and high density of retail and service business, as well as its high degree of population flow. Nowadays, the Wangfujing area has been formed naturally in the city' s centre, in much the same way as most central business districts have sprung up in other international cities.

Address: Wang Fu Jing Street, Dongcheng District

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am to 10:00pm

Metro: Line 1 and get off at Wangfujing station