Restored to resemble a late Qing dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known...
Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower
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Běijīng Railway Museum
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Qiánmén Quánjùdé Roast Duck Restaurant
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3rd fl, 2 Qianmen Dajie; 前门步行街2号 · interesting places nearby
Capital M information
The terrace of this swish but relaxed restaurant, with its unfussy menu of Mediterranean favourites, offers fine views over Qiánmén Gate and Tiān’ānmén Sq. The weekday lunch menu is decent value (¥188). It’s down the first turning on the left at the beginning of Qianmen Dajie; look for the ‘M’ hanging off the side of the building. Book ahead.
The menu ranges across France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and north Africa and the signature leg-of-lamb dish remains as popular as ever. If you can't snaffle a table on the terrace, the large, light-filled dining room is almost as good a spot to enjoy your meal. There’s a weekend brunch deal with two/three courses for ¥258/298.