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Things To Do In Wangfujing
Things To Do In Wangfujing
Beijing Wangfujing street is shopping district with department stores and where Beijing delicacies can be found. The street is one of the most well known shopping streets of Beijing, China, located in Dongcheng District. The majority of the main area is pedestrianised and very popular shopping area for both tourists and local residents.

Wangfujing is now regarded as the central heart of Beijing City. It is the first modern style commercial street in Beijing, approximately 800 meters long with many departmen stores and shopping malls on two sides of the street. A walk from end to end would take you about 30 mins, and that's without looking at any shops and malls.

The Wangfujing shopping district aspires to attain equal ranking with New York's Fifth Avenue, the Champs-Elysees of Paris and the Ginza in Tokyo. The stores on the street sell clothes, tea, shoes, souvenirs, books, hats, etc.

There are three large markets on this street: Sun Dong An Plaza, Beijing Department Store and The Malls at Oriental Plaza. The Malls at Oriental Plaza is known as one of the largest markets in Asia. There are also a whole bunch of Chinese and Western fast food restaurants.

The Beijing Wangfujing street shopping district department store carries many foreign brands such as Calvin Klein, Nina Ricce, Gucci, Prada, Lanvin etc. including cosmetic brands such as Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain and boutiques like Mondi, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, D'urban and Charles Jourdan. There are also ladies department, lingerie, accessories and leather bags.

There are also two book stores, namely Wangfujing Bookstore with some western literature on the third floor and Foreign Languages Bookstore with a wider selection of western books. Toys and other children's stuff are available at Xin Zhong Guo Kid's Stuff or the Children's Goods Store.


Beijing Delicacies in Wangfujing Snack Street

A side street, west of Wangfujing, is called Wangfujing XiaoChiJie (Wangfujing Snack Street). Besides snacks, various sorts of souvenirs are available here.

The Beijing delicacies can be found in Wangfujing snack street, located just northeast of Tiananmen and the Forbidden Palace. Wangfujing snack street is in hutongs or alley just west of the main Wangfujing street. It is densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls. The food stalls serves a wide variety of common and exotic street food.

Wangfujing snack street specializes in a variety of strange things, skewered and cooked on a stick. They have everything from starfish to sea-snakes, scorpions, bugs with legs, bugs without legs and almost every kind of insect imaginable, coated in sauce and barbecued for your snacking pleasure. The skewered scorpions, sea horses and star fishes attract tourists or visitors to take pictures. Few people would stop and taste the weird food.

The more common fare such as chuanr (meat kebabs, commonly made of lamb) and desserts, such as tanghulu or candied fruits on a stick, are among the most popular.



The Beijing Wangfujing street should be regarded more as a tourist attraction as Wangfujing is not the place to make a bargain. The prices are relatively higher comparing to other area in the city, but on the other hand the quality is generally good.

Gubei Water Town Wikipedia Facts & Simatai Great Wall Night Tour

Gubei Water Town Facts & Simatai Great Wall Night Tour
Gubei Water Town Facts & Simatai Great Wall Night Tour
Gubei Water Town Blog
Gubei Water Town Blog
The Gubei Water Town of Miyun County in Beijing China covers an area of 9 square kilometres including reproduced cultural streets, accommodation, restaurants, shops, as well as over 10 cultural exhibition areas with good facilities, etc. The facts that there are 19 guesthouses, two 5 star hotels, 6 boutique hotels to accommodation for tourists or visitors. You can spend as long as three days in the Gubei water town with many cultural activities.

The Simatai Great Wall night tour is a part of Gubei Water Town resort tour this two scenic districts. Simatai Great Wall open only ten watch towers, East 1 to East 10, open to public is beautifully decorated with lights at night.

The Gubei Water Town (Shui Zhen) resort rests under the Simatai Great Wall. It is a replication of Wuzhen water town situated in Southern China. Gubei water town is a a beautiful re-creation of the old style villages that are departed from the hustle and bustle of the central Beijing area.

Gubei Water Town environs the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most risky and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Regarded as 'Wuzhen in Beijing', Gubei Water Town features a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and taking the facts of the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. A traditional Chinese style and preserves the ancient culture of China.

Simatai Great Wall Night Tour

Simatai Great Wall Night Tour
The facts that Simatai Great Wall incorporates a variety of styles of other parts of the China Wall, but also display some unique features. This section of the wall is always describes as: perilous, dense, diverse, ingenuous and peculiar. Luo Zhewen, a pretigious Great Wall expert, praised the facts that “Great Wall of China is the best architecture all around the world, while Simatai section deserves the best among all China walls”.

You can walk up the great wall by foot or by chairlift. By walking, you will start hiking the wall from Tower No. 2 and straight up to Tower 10. If by cable car, you will reach Tower 5 or 8, then continue the hiking to the end of Tower 10. For those who have exercise often can do the hiking up and down by the same way, otherwise take the cable car up and then come down by foot.

At night, you have a clear view of the Simatai Great Wall light up. The entire town lights up at night and the view from above through the Simatai Great Wall night tour is absolutely breathtaking. Walking around the village feels a bit of being backed in the Chinese ancient time.

It is recommended to stay for at least one night in the town village, to get the unique experience of the local common people at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall and also try the local authentic food and snacks. Take advantage of the hot springs, feel free to dip your feet in the small hot spring pond past the fountain. There will be other tourists and locals enjoying themselves and relaxing around the hot springs area.


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