We visited Liulichang Street as our day's other plans got changed due to the CPC Congress causing closures of venues around the Tian'anmen Square. We were not disappointed! Got there by taxi easily, and found this beautiful and peaceful street a treat for the eyes with all its calligraphy, art, antiques and jade stores. Unlike Yandai Xie or any museum stores, here one could actually buy authentic and at times very expensive art. For example, we saw this stunning carved sandalwood vase (no photos allowed, sorry!) for RMB60,000, gorgeous paintings with calligraphy work for RMB2,000+. For an educated buyer the street is a real treat.