This centuries-old pedestrianised shopping street, also known as Dazhalan Jie, is just west of Qianmen Dajie. While a misjudged makeover...
Restored to resemble a late Qing dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known...
Běijīng Red Star
Set up by the government-owned Red Star báijiǔ (literally ‘white alcohol’; a face-numbing spirit) company, this museum is dedicated to...
China's oldest cinema has been screening movies, including a few Western releases, since 2003 The Old Cinema Cafe on the ground floor...
Qiánmén Quánjùdé Roast Duck Restaurant
This is the most popular branch of Běijīng’s most famous destination for duck – check out the photos of everyone from Fidel Castro to...
38 Qianmen Dajie; 前门大街38号 · interesting places nearby
Still located on the street where it opened during the mid-Qing dynasty, Dūyīchù specialises in the delicate dumplings called shāomài . The shrimp-and-leek and veggie ones are especially good, and are presented very nicely, but it also has innovative seasonal variations, such as sweet corn and honey bean in the summer, or pork and bamboo shoots in the winter.
There are other, non-dumpling dishes on the menu too. No-frills service and be prepared to queue at weekends.