Art in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Spread over two floors and sprawling down a length of the road, the scroll paintings, woodblock prints, paper, ink and brushes here are presented in a rather flat, uninspired way by bored staff – a consequence of it being state-run – and not much English is spoken. Prices are generally fixed, although you can usually get 10% off.

The ground floor has ceramics and art and calligraphy supplies. Head to the 2nd floor for traditional Chinese ink and scroll paintings.