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“If only we were better prepared to shop for art!”
Review of Liulichang Street

Liulichang Street
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US$124.95*
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Private Distinctive Market Tour with Shaomai...
Ranked #77 of 1,568 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: On this street packed with shops selling antiques and curios you'll find one of China's oldest and largest bookshops, selling vintage reprints of ancient texts as well as calligraphy supplies.
Reviewed March 23, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We really enjoyed a stroll down this street. We didn't buy anything, but it was nice to get away from the crowds and walk down a peaceful street with very interesting old architecture.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Liulichang street was a really interesting street to visit because it is a very old street with some amazing old buildings. Within the street there are many antiques stores and stores selling maobi Chinese painting brushes made from different kinds of hair and other painting and calligraphy supplies like ink blocks.

What I really like here was that it was very relaxed and not crowded. It really is nice to see all these amazing houses with beautiful architecture painted in lovely colours.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Great place to go shopping. The deeper you go, the better the deals. So many shops, its hard to remember where to go back for something you wanted. Forget the prices on the tags. Bargain hard is the norm. The place is very clean and safe. There were police officers everywhere. They seemed to not patrol around and stand in their own area. They are within shouting distances of each other so if something did happen, there could be officers coming to aid in either two or four other directions. The public bathroom are really clean. Semi modern too.The one I went into had squat toilets and one modern sit down one. Plenty of food spots everywhere and if you didn't want to sit down, there were plenty of street food available.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Carvings, calligraphy, authentic, not a tourist trap for the most part, highly recommended and picturesque

Date of experience: November 2017
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