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All reviews chinese art shops selling peaceful street art supplies both sides worth a visit calligraphy galleries xu curios paintings stone scrolls pickpockets nanluoguxiang hutong tourists
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

All the shops here sell goods related to chinese calligraphy, ink, paper, brushes, chinese books. There are some who sell snuff boxes and draw caricature. I was slightly disappointed as they did not look very inviting to me, I was expecting a very vibrant street. It was sparsely quiet on a Tues afternoon.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

From a small shady square , you can stroll this lovely street full of calligraphy galleries, art galleries, and shops selling every kind of paper and calligraphy supply. The refinement of the art is reflected in the delicacy of the displays. Look for the giant brushes that bring to mind Harry Potter's broom! They have stamps of every kind, brush rests, and bowls. Even if you are not an artist these shops bring to life an ancient Chinese art form.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here for quite a while and there have been changes
It is now primarily art galleries and artist supplies... no more the "junk" or "antique"shops... nor was there anywhere to grab a drink

Thank C D
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

From north of HePingMen, you will pass by the entrance or exit to LiuLiChang (east at the left side & west at the right) street. You can visit the west side of LiuLiChang street, the old calligraphy street of Beijing, and Hutongs, then you will reach the DaiShiLan west street, with plenty of restaurant and souvenirs shops (one of the cheapest souvenirs place in Beijing). One of our favorite restaurant in Beijing is De Yuan Roast Duck restuarant. The roast duck is bit oily to our taste, but it was really good, and what amazed us was the other dishes. Just ask the waiter/waitress for recommendation. The restaurant is located in the center of four subway stations (QianMen, HePingMen, HuFanQiao & ZhuShiKou station). Affordable price with great Chinese food. Throughout our trip in Beijing, the waitress here was the only waitress that served you with a smile, not sure what is happening to all youngster in Beijing, bit rude and not so polite.

Thank eddyTbd
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

We came to this quaint (and quiet on the day we visited ) street mistakenly thinking that it offers Chinese glass art items based on the name Liu Li Chang Lu which literally means Chinese glass art factory street. Turned out it's famous for its Chinese ink and brush art, painting scrolls, calligraphy. The street has many small art galleries. When it comes to tourists buying souvenirs on the street the hotel staff had cautioned us about potential price inflations. A BBC special mentioned the name of a famous trustworthy old store named Rong Bao Zhai. Both east and west Liu Li streets have many public bathrooms probably because this was a hutong area where neighbors shared such facilities. It was hard to catch a cab back to our Marriott City Wall hotel. We ended up walking north for 1/4 mile to catch the circular Line 2 subway at the Hepingmen station.

Thank LnS2004
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