Wangfujing Street — China No.1 Street, Sightseeing and Shopping Paradise

Wangfujing Street

Photo 1:  Wangfujing Street, Beijing

        Wangfujing Street has a history of several hundreds years, enjoys the reputation of “Golden Street” , its south end is close to Chang’an Avenue, because there is a sweet-water well on the street, it was named Wangfujing Street.

Wangfujing Street

Photo 2:  Wangfujing Street , “Golden Street” with a History of Several Hundreds Years

        Wangfujing Street is 810 meters long from south to north,  hundreds of large and small stores are distributed on the two sides.

DongJiaoMinXiang

Photo 3:  The Once DongJiaoMinXiang Embassy District, Beijing

New Dongan

Photo 4:  New Dongan on the Wangfujing Street

        The earliest commercial activities of Wangfujing Street began in the Ming Dynasty, in 29th year of QianLong in the Qing dynasty (1903), the Dongan market was established , and later, with the formation of the DongJiaoMinXiang embassy district, some banks and firms for foreigners were settled here. In the early 20th century, Wangfujing Street was among the four major commercial areas in Beijing.

Arts and Crafts Building

Photo 5:  Arts and Crafts Building on the Wangfujing Street

        Today’s Wangfujing has been replanned and re-constructed, has become an integrated commercial pedestrian street incorporating shopping, recreation, culture, entertainment, tourism, catering, business and accommodation into an organic whole. New Dongan, Arts and Crafts Building, Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore and other old and new stores highlight the magnificent of modern central business district.

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