This centuries-old pedestrianised shopping street, also known as Dazhalan Jie, is just west of Qianmen Dajie. While a misjudged makeover...
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...
Restored to resemble a late Qing dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known...
China's oldest cinema has been screening movies, including a few Western releases, since 2003 The Old Cinema Cafe on the ground floor...
Decent, reasonably priced eats are hard to find in this area, so this outpost of the renowned Tiānjīn restaurant will delight dumpling...
24 Dazhalan Jie; 大栅栏街24号 · interesting places nearby
This famous, now international, herbal medicine shop has been peddling pills and potions since 1669. It was a royal dispensary in the Qing dynasty and its medicines are based on secret prescriptions used by royalty. You can be cured of anything from fright to encephalitis, or so the shop claims. Traditional doctors are available on the spot for consultations.
Look for the pair of qílín (hybrid animals that appear on earth in times of harmony) standing guard outside.