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Xidan Commercial Street

Xidan Commercial Street is one of the popular commercial areas in Beijing where entertainment, shopping malls, luxury hotels etc can be found.

Overview about Xidan Commercial Street
Located two kilometers west to Tiananmen Square, Xidan Commercial Street has a total length of 5.4 kilometers with the core section is 880 meters. The street runs through Xidan city-level commercial center and two district-level commercial centers of Xisi and Xinjiekou.

In fact, the history of Xidan can be traced back from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) which was become an essential crossing leading to the downtown area from southwest of the city. Since then, this area has flourished as a commercial center in the western part of Beijing City. Today, Xidan Commercial Street has become one of the famous modern commercial streets in Beijing together with Wangfujing Street and Qianmen Street.

Shopping in Xidan Commercial Street
Shopping till drop. Today, visitors could see the modern shopping, commercial area of Xidan filled with lots of shops, shopping malls, restaurants etc. Because of its long history at past, Xidan is a home for numerous popular time-honored shops, such as, Guixiangcun food shop, Wanli shoes shop, Yuanchanghou tea house, etc. Apart from that, there are even has a Xidan Book Building where provides large selection of Chinese and foreign books, Children's books, Chinese learning text books, electronics, Chinese arts and travel guides books of different languages.

More than that, the most important part of Xidan surely for its modern shopping malls such as Xidan Market, Xidan Shopping Center, Xidan Scitech Shopping City and Zhongyou Department Store. Along with the enlargement of the Xidan Commercial Area, Xidan Cultural Square, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Tower, the Beijing Concert Hall, and the Capital Cinema have been built here, making Xidan a new area featuring modern commercial culture.

Xidan Cultural Square with a floor area of more than 35,000 square meters is the largest venue for a variety of cultural activities with a good environment in the downtown area of the capital at present, integrating recreation, entertainment and shopping.

How to Get Xidan Commercial Street
Xidan Commercial Street is accessible by subway (line 1 and line 4) and many public buses.
By Subway: Take subway line 1 or 4 and get off at Xidan Station then find the exit A.
By Bus: There are many bus route reach Xidan such as 22, 46, 47, 83, 102, trolleybus 105, 109 etc.