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Liulichang Culture Street in Beijing, China

 
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added on the 8th of September, 2010
To feel and experience a little bit of historical China and explore a part of Beijing that is full of folklore and Chinese culture, than you must visit Liulichang Street in Xuanwu District, juts south of the Peace Gate. This street is full artifacts, souvenirs, artworks, and paintings that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasty.

The most notable shop from the whole street is the Rongbaozhai Bookshop, where you can find both modern and ancient paintings and authentic calligraphy. A busy, noisy park is a historical sight where Spring festivals were held, and fairs were organized, full of bazaars selling calligraphy, metallic works, stones, paintings and musical instruments.

The whole street is a little piece if ancient history which is quite worth visiting.

Address:
Nan Xinhua Jie, Xuanwu District

Price:
Free

How to get there:
Take the Subway Line 2 until Hepingmen Station and exit on D1 or D2.

 
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