Qianmen Dajie

sights / Historic

Qianmen Dajie information

Běijīng , China
Getting there
Subway: Qianmen
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Restored to resemble a late Qing dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known as Zhengyangmen Dajie, or Facing the Sun Gate Street) is something of a tourist theme park. It is especially lively at its northern end, as more (overpriced) restaurants and shops open up, while the rebuilt Qiánmén Decorative Arch (the original was torn down in the 1950s) looks handsome.