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Donghuamen Night Market

Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“skewers” (14 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“kebab” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a interesting market with all the infamous insects on a stick. I wouldn’t spend much time here or go out of my way to visit but it was worth a look while we were in the neighborhood after dinner.

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this night market before going to Beijing and was very intrigued because of the 'Fear Factor' type foods I saw in a video. When we got there it was smaller than I expected and not a lot of crazy things. We...More

Thank AllanH328
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to find on Wangfujing walking street and had a really good atmosphere. Very packed with tourists as well as regulars. The smell was bad, unsure if this was from the food stalls or the dirty street itself. Worth a look if you are in...More

Thank AliceHeaslip
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stumbled across the night markets whilst walking down Wangfujing and were amazed at the array of delicacies on offer! The vendors were not as pushy as other markets in China and one in particular was very friendly. Our 2 year old son started having...More

1  Thank SaraAndrew
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A very, very congested, grubby, tourist trap. Some of the reviewers are wrong in that the Chinese do indeed grubs, insects, scorpions etc., but what you'll find here (the live ones wriggling on the skewer waiting to be fried) is pretty unusual. It's all designed...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Our first family visit to Beijing. The market was on route between Wangfujing and our hotel, thus we visited frequently. Lot of exiting things to taste, some just to see. Recommendable.

Thank ArneMid
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great place to get some photos of some really local wriggly food! ... and if you are daring try a scorpion or 3

Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Very authentic Chinese street food ... have loads of food options ... I tried lamb sticks which was cheap and delicious... This is a local market as well as a tourist attractions ...everyone comes here, from different age groups and families ...The food is ludicrously...More

2  Thank kiranreddy p
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Really crowded but a must-do in Beijing. You can smell and see street food and buy little presents. For us was great to take a beer and see the environment .

1  Thank Paloma B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a hard time finding but well worth the search. Seeing scorpions, slugs and seahorses on a stick, ready for the adventurous diners, a once in a life time sight. Other less momentous food available, also had some live entertainment. Located off well lit...More

Thank awesome-annie1945
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11 September 2017|
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Response from Oklaokie | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was definitely there and big. We went late at night 10ish and it was fully operational. Don't miss it - you will look back and be glad you went.
25 April 2017|
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Response from MiscMel | Reviewed this property |
I agree with comment above. Go right as it starts to turn dark. There are awesome lights, colors, sights, sounds, & smells.
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  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.
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