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Qianmen Street

Introducing Qianmen Street, Qianmen Street Guide, Qianmen Street Travel Guide
Article from Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism

Qianmen Street is located in the central axis of Beijing. Qianmen Street is a famous pedestrian street. Qianmen Street runs from Jianlou (the Archery Tower) of Zhengyangmen in the north to the turning of Tiantan Park in the south. Qianmen Street is 840 meters (about 919 yards) in length and 21 meters (about 23 yards) in width. Qianmen Street is composed with buildings whose styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty (1644 --- 1911).

Qianmen Street has a history of more than 570 years. Qianmen Street was called Zhengyangmen Street during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and finally named Qianmen Street in 1965. During the Qing Dynasty, there were many specialized outlets on either side of Qianmen Street, such as a meat market, cloth market and jewelry market. And there were also many craftsman workshops, warehouses and theatres in the Hutongs nearby.

After more than one year's renovation, Qianmen Street reopened on August 7th before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Qianmen Street is a symbol of genuine Beijing local culture. Qianmen Street has many of China's time-honored brands. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Chinese way of life. Moreover, Qianmen Street has many international brands, such as H&M, Haagen-Dazs, Sephora, ZARA, Qggle, COSTA COFFEE, and SK Jewelry. The most famous of Chinese brand names are as follows: Quanjude, Yitiaolong, and Douyichu, and Changchuntang.

Quick Facts on Qianmen Street

Name: Qianmen Street
Location: Downtown Beijing
Dates: Ming Dynasty
Best Time to Visit: All Year
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free

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