Wangfujing St. is one of the largest and most well known shopping streets in Beijing. Featuring a mix of large modern department stores, luxury brand name outlets, small retail shops and markets. What’s interesting is that this has been an active commercial street for over 700 years!
The street is pedestrian only with plenty of room, which is fortunate for the many thousands of people visit here daily! The street is quite long and if you like shopping you could loose a day here no problem. Or maybe longer.
The photo below is of the Beijing APM (Song Don An) on Wangfujing St. Its a huge ultra modern mall featuring a mix of food and retail. Another large mall is the Intime Lotte Department store which features many luxury brands such as Gucci, Armani etc.
There’s also plenty of action in the side streets around Wangfujing, including a little street/alley way that is packed with interesting market stalls, and packed with people too!
There’s also plenty of places to eat including the usual suspects like McDonalds, KFC, Starbucks etc etc but much more interesting is some of the street vendors as per the photo below.
Don’t be worried about the freshness as many of the skewered delicacies are still wriggling while on display! You might think that a food stall thats frying up skewered scorpions, beetles, starfish and who knows what else, might be a bit of a unique thing, but not on Wangfujing Street.
At night, there’s a whole strip of street stalls that serve up lots of things you’d rather treat with insecticide than eat… Thats probably not too fair, to be honest it all smells really good, but on this night it was feast of dumplings at restaurant around the corner for me.
Wangfujing Street Map inc. nearby 4 star+ hotels