Qianmen Street is famous commercial street, spanning 845 meters, running north to south along Beijing's central axis. Qianmen Street locates in the south of Tian'anmen Square. It has witnessed the rise of modern China. The traditional commercial street today retains its ancient charms housing boutiques, some of which have called it home for over a century.
Hear are 3 must-see attractions in Qianmen Street you may take a visit!
The Peking Duck specialist
It is said that you haven't truly visited Beijing if you haven't toured the Forbidden City, climbed the Great Wall or eaten Peking Duck. Check the last off your list at Quanjude, a popular purveyor of this local dish loved by locals and foreigners alike.
Chinese art for the masses
Founded in 1672, Rongbaozhai was in the business of supplying writing paper for the imperial civil service examinations. 350 years later, the cultural institution now houses a large number of art works from the Ming and Qing dynasties that range from paintings to calligraphy works.
The place to catch a Peking Opera performance
One of the most important birthplaces of Peking Opera. Tianleyuan Theatre is where iconic opera singers such as Mel Lanfang and Cheng Yanqiu gained their fame. Built in 1785, it still operates as a theatre and also offers visitors the complete experience. from catching exhibits of the art form, trying out costumes and make-up to catching a performance. Immerse yourself in this performance art like no other at Tianleyuan.