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Shopping and Sightseeing in Liulichang

Beijing is a fun place to explore, with diverse options for an essential experience while visiting the historic city. For those who want to do some shopping and sightseeing in Beijing, Liulichang is definitely for you!

Beijing Liulichang

Information about Beijing Liulichang
Liulichang Cultural Street is located outside the Gate of Peace and boasts as a famous cultural street in Beijing. The history of Liulichang Cultural Street can date to Qing dynasty. At that time, millions of hopefuls flooded into this area, therefore, a whole bunch of book stores and stationery shops were highly concentrated here. This area is filled with a heavy and profound cultural atmosphere. There are also a large group of antiquity stores and shops crowding around this spot. Most of the foreign tourists would pay a visit to Liulichang Cultural Street every day. In former times, those who frequent here are mostly government officers, literature figures, archaeologists and students and so on. They come here to collect antiquities, drawings, books or sell collections or tour around and so on. However, nowadays, aside from those people, all walks of tourists have paid their visit to Liulichang Cultural Street and brought this old street back into life again.

What to explore at Liulichang
There are a large number of time-honored antiquity stores and stationery shops along Liulichang Cultural Street. Browsing in these stores and shops, tourists may come across many excellent traditional books, drawings and pens. In addition, near Liulichang Cultural Street lies a famous cuisine spot in Gate of Peace, like the most famous Quanjude roasted duck store and the current-popular Korea barbecue. Liulichang Cultural Street has always something unique and fabulous to offer you. Furthermore, Liulichang Cultural Street boasts a rich collection of antithetical couplets, thanks to its profound history and cultures. Today, these couplets have formed a unique attraction compared with other scenic spots in Liulichang Cultural Street. Moreover, the former Huoshen Temple has been converted as the assembly site of a writers union. A wide variety of cultural activities has been held here, as well as a great amount of sessions and speeches given by famous writers and professors. At the time, this place would be crowded with people. In addition, a large amount of literature works have been bred in this place. All these have added more charms and cultures into Liulichang Cultural Street.

Overall, what time of year you come to Liulichang, you will find a lot of fun things to see, do and experience!