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Liulichang Street

#112 of 1,600 things to do in Beijing
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Address: Hepingmenwai, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 8050 2339
09:00 - 18:30
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This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost...

This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost anything China can offer in antiques, ancient coins, Chinese paintings, jade and traditional folk clothing.

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It's great if only you are into caligraphy!

This place is worth a visit to see more beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we are not into calligraphy and the streets are full of anything calligraphy relate. We did love the art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were told that this street was an antique street full of curios, art, furniture etc however it only had art and shop after shop full of Chinese art or art materials - great if you are an artists but we were looking g for antiques. Perhaps 6 - 8 antique shops and the rest were arty things (over 100... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place is worth a visit to see more beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we are not into calligraphy and the streets are full of anything calligraphy relate. We did love the art pieces but too expensive. We stopped at a little store, can hardly see it off the street, and we bought beautiful hand crafted leather pieces showcasing Chinese operas.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Less crowded and touristy than other markets. The focus is on art, especially traditional art of watercolours and calligraphy. The street contains galleries and art supply shops, as well as some gifts and old curios. Note that it extends both sides of the main cross street. The variety of paper and brushes for sale is interesting alone. We accessed it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

There is a good variety of interesting crafts, art and antiques for sale in the stone dwellings of Liulichang Street in downtown Beijing. The stores we went into had English speakers. A great way to spend an hour or so one afternoon. Our guide told us to beware of pickpockets on the busy street.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Interesting place to visit this spring, but we aware that this is not the "standard hutong" you are used too, like Nanluoguxiang. There is a small street market some blocks ahead, selling vegetables, meat, seeds and other goods; it was a very past-like experience. Small antiques and handcrafted good all over the street. One of shop has a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We went there after a heavy rain. There seemed to be the ink smell in the air. They have lots of stuff in the shops. Artists or business men, they were very interesting. We were not sure about the worth of things, but we had such a good time, it doesn't matter anymore. Very pretty things we bought home.

Thank San20150825
Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

When we were here, the street seemed rather deserted. It was a hot sunny afternoon and which seem like a very tiring walk. There was no shades to walk in. We quickly left after walking part of the street as it wasnt something that we were interested in. So, only if you are interested in Traditional Chinese Art and Antiques,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Every other shop is selling brush art or calligraphy, or their related art supplies. It is good for anyone looking such things, but I was not so it was very much a meh~ experience for me.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Visited Liulichang street on a whim, spent the entire day walking in and around the area (could've been done in 2 hours with ease). Great Chinese book store in the main courtyard, very friendly area, some hard selling shopkeepers, but willing to negotiate prices. Wonderful artwork in many of the shops, definitely a great walk if your looking for a... More 

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Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is the place one can find traditional rice paper, Chinese ink brushes, Chinese plantings, calligraphies, and peace of mind. We had a name seal made by the artist on the spot as a birthday gift.

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