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Liulichang Street

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Address: Hepingmenwai, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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+86 10 8050 2339
09:00 - 18:30
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This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost...

This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost anything China can offer in antiques, ancient coins, Chinese paintings, jade and traditional folk clothing.

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Oldest street

This is the oldest street in Beijing and situated outside Hepingmen. It is an ancient street and is filled with quaint shops selling art and calligraphy related products... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Colourful art shops and artists line this ancient street. Beautiful work of different styles abound. Have a look at the exquisite in-bottle artwork at #99 Lui Li Chang East Street, the Xu family. The artist is Xu Bu. The details and his skills are astonishing! Worth a visit if you love and appreciate art.

Thank Teresa C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest street in Beijing and situated outside Hepingmen. It is an ancient street and is filled with quaint shops selling art and calligraphy related products, antiques, curios and old books. There are also tea shops selling tea and teapots and galleries selling paintings and scrolls. An interesting visit.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Was there in Dec 2014 accidentally after discovering this tiny alley way near the street. You can find tons of restaurants and shops there. Very old Beijing style. Try to avoid the rickshaw rides though, they are a rip off.

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

There are shops that sell papers and pens especially designed for calligraphy which are worth the while to see as well as antique shops.

Thank commenttripworld
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this little street. It is extremely characteristic and some of the shops have been open for trade for hundreds of years! I think is a must to see in Beijing

Thank Stefano R
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A lot of private galleries of calligraphers and shops selling calligraphy related items such as brushes, papers, ink, seals made by beautifully sculptured stone or borns and ink stones. You can spend full day there visiting every galleries and shops if you are interested in calligraphy. This street is located near Tiananmen Square and Qianmen where almost every tourist visit.... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I accidentally found this street as I was walking back to the JW Marriott hotel. The street is full of chinese painting or calligraphy shops! They have paper shops, brush shop, ink grinder (not sure how to translate this), stone seal shops, framing shops. So you can equip a whole art studio here and also get your work mounted. Interesting... More 

Thank gzau
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were told that this street was an antique street full of curios, art, furniture etc however it only had art and shop after shop full of Chinese art or art materials - great if you are an artists but we were looking g for antiques. Perhaps 6 - 8 antique shops and the rest were arty things (over 100... More 

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United States
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place is worth a visit to see more beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we are not into calligraphy and the streets are full of anything calligraphy relate. We did love the art pieces but too expensive. We stopped at a little store, can hardly see it off the street, and we bought beautiful hand crafted leather pieces showcasing Chinese operas.

Thank roadtripswc
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Less crowded and touristy than other markets. The focus is on art, especially traditional art of watercolours and calligraphy. The street contains galleries and art supply shops, as well as some gifts and old curios. Note that it extends both sides of the main cross street. The variety of paper and brushes for sale is interesting alone. We accessed it... More 

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