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Qianmen Street

Introducing Qianmen Street
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 Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Qianmen Dajie 前门大街
• Best Time to Visit: All year around
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 to 2 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Shopping, Cuisine
• Opening Hours: 24 hours
• Entrance Fee: Free
• Address: Qianmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

What to expect at Qianmen Street

Qianmen Street has a history of more than 570 years. It 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.

How to get to Qianmen Street

By Metro
• Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Qianmen Station ( Exit B or C).
• Take Metro Line 7 and get off at Zhushikou Station ( Exit A or C).

By Bus
• Take Bus No. 5, 8, 9, 17, 20, 22, 44, 48, 59, 66, 67, 69, 71, 120, 126, Night 201, Night 203, Night 209, Night 212, 301, 337, 646, 673, 690, 692, 723, 729, 803, 808 or 826 and get off at Qianmen Station.

Additional travel advice on Qianmen Street
• Please take care of your belongings as there are always plenty of visitors at the street. 

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