Wangfujing Street
FromChinadaily Date:06-04-2015 Attention:4067       Print

Wangfujing Street in Winter 


Wangfujing is now considered the central heart of the city of Beijing. Along the 810-metre-long street and in an area of about 810 square meters are over 200 shops. The new street provides convenience for pedestrians since vehicles are prohibited from most of the shopping area. 


In spite of being modern, the renovated Wangfujing Street has retained its traditional cultural atmosphere. The street combines traditional and modern styles with culture and commerce. The ancient well, from which legend says the street got its name, has been symbolically restored. 


The massive Beijing Department Store is a prime shopping store on the street and a large modern plaza is located at each of the south and northern ends of the walking area. The Foreign Language Bookstore, the largest bookstore of this kind in Beijing, is located on this street.


Now, the Wangfujing area has become the city's central shopping district because of its easy access to major roads, high density of retail and service businesses, and the high degree of population flow.


Address: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng district

Opening hours: Monday -Sunday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Metro: Line 1 and get off at Wangfujing station


Around

1. The Tiananmen Square

Telephone: 8610-65243322

Address: 4 Jingshan qianjie (front street), Dongcheng district

Ticket: Free entry to Tian'anmen Square

Bus:1, 9, 20, 44, 59, 120, 742, 803, 808, 819, 848 and Special bus routes 1

Metro: Line 1 and get off at Tian'anmen West station

Opening Hours: 5:00-22:00


2. The Palace Museum

Telephone: 8610-85117049

Address: No. 4, Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng district, Beijing

Ticket: From November 1 through March 31, admission is RMB 40

From April 1 through October 31, admission is RMB 60

Bus:101,103,109,124,685,810,814,846 Metro: Line 1 and get off at Tian'anmen West station

Opening hours: April 1st-October 31 8:30-17:00 Last Entry at 16:10

Tickets sold until 16:00

November 1st-March 31 8:30-16:30 Last Entry at 15:40

Tickets sold until 15:30

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