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...
Dazhalan Jie · interesting places nearby
This centuries-old pedestrianised shopping street, also known as Dazhalan Jie, is just west of Qianmen Dajie. While a misjudged makeover has sadly robbed it of much of its charm, many of the shops have been in business here for hundreds of years and still draw many locals. Some specialise in esoteric goods – ancient herbal remedies, handmade cloth shoes – and most make for intriguing window shopping.