Wangfujing of Beijing

Posted by snow | Wangfujing Street | Friday 27 September 2013 6:38 am

Beijing WangfujingStarting from Chang’an Street in the south and end with National Art Museum in the north, Wangfujing Street extends for a total length of more than 1,800 meters. Being positioned as the most flourishing business quarter in Beijing, the forming of Wangfujing Street can be dated back to 1260.

During Liao and Jin Dynasties, Wangfujing was just a nameless village. Then when it came to Yuan Dynasty, more and more people lived there and it became populous gradually with the name of T-crossing Street. In Ming Dynasty, ten prince mansions were built on the street and business came to booming there. From then on, it was renamed Shiwangfu Street (Ten Prince Palaces Street). In the following dynasty Qing, the previous princes were abrogated and the street got a new name — Wangfu Street. About the current name Wangfujing Street, it came from a well on the street during the year of Emperor Guangxv (in 1905). It is said that it used to produce slightly-sweet water. To mark the well, people added jing (well) to the previous name Wangfu.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the embryo of the Dong’an Department Store was built on a scrapped parade ground. With the forming of the embassy quarters, some banks and shops served only for foreigners turned up in Wangfujing . By and by, the commercial activities on the street got upgraded and Wangfujing Street earned its spot in the list of Four Great Business Quarters of Beijing.

Nowadays, Wangfujing has now housed the grandest business building, shopping mall, hotel and exclusive shop in Asia and hundreds of renowned companies and brands from home and abroad. Wandering along this thriving and commodious street paved with granite, you can feast your eyes away on the dazzling commodities and majestic buildings. And you will enjoy a pleasant tour in Wangfujing with its neat and considerate design of the facilities: If you want to do shopping, you do not elbowed through the crowded downtown, for all kinds of stores and supermarkets at all class are available at Wangfujing; if you get tired, it would be a good idea to throw yourself on the seats on the street and take a good rest; if you cannot wait to share what you have experienced on the street with your family and friends, the IC card public telephone booths are there at your service; if you lost your way, just take it easy on Wangfujing, for guideboards will be everywhere to guide you…

Beijing Wangfujing

Posted by snow | Wangfujing Street | Sunday 22 September 2013 7:01 am

Beijing WangfujingStarting from Chang’an Street in the south and end with National Art Museum in the north, Wangfujing Street extends for a total length of more than 1,800 meters. Honored as the most flourishing business quarter in Beijing, Wangfujing enjoys a long history and a high prestige in the world.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the embryo of the Dong’an Department Store was built on a scrapped parade ground. With the foundation of the embassy quarters, some banks and shops served only for foreigners turned up in this area. By and by, the commercial activities on the street got more and more booming and Wangfujing Street was added into the list of Four Great Business Quarters of Beijing.

Nowadays, Wangfujing houses the grandest business building, shopping mall, hotel and exclusive shops in Asia and hundreds of renowned companies and brands from home and abroad. Wandering along this thriving and commodious street paved with granite, people can feast their eyes on the dazzling commodities and majestic buildings and will feel very pleasant with the neat and considerate design of Wangfujing: If you want to go shopping, you do not need to put yourself into the crowded downtown, for all kinds of stores and supermarkets at all class are available nearby; if you get tired, it would be a good idea to throw yourself on the seats set on the street and take a good rest; if you cannot wait to share what you have experienced on the street with your family and friends, the IC card public telephone booths can make this wish come true; if you always lost your way at strange places, just take it easy on Wangfujing, as guideboards will be everywhere with you…

Just like Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees of France, Wangfujing enjoys a far and wide reputation in the world. It has established the relationship of Sister Streets with Champs Elysees of France. For many foreigners, it is a necessity to visit Wangfujing Street as well as to climb the Great Wall in Beijing.

On Wangfujing, food, shopping, art, sport, religion…no matter what people look for, old or modern, traditional or fashionable, they can almost find their favorite there. No wonder that it is said to be Gold Street of China. Today, more and more people believe that Wangfujing Street would be China’s key window where the world touches China and where China knows the world in the future.

Fantastic Beijing 6 Days Tour Package

Posted by rain | Wangfujing Street | Wednesday 16 January 2013 9:28 am

Wangfujing Street is the most famous shopping place in Beijing, almost everyone come to Beijing will go shopping here.

Mutianyu Great Wall

6 Days Beijing Tour Package A (without hotel)

Price From: US$ 227( 1,450 CNY )

Departure: Daily
Duration: 6 days (start from about 8:00 am and back around 5:00pm)
Attraction: 
Day 1 – Airport to hotel transfer;
Day 2 – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong;
Day 3 – Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs;
Day 4 – Summer Palace, Olympic Stadium;
Day 5 – Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Jietai Temple, Marco Polo Bridge;
Day 6 – Temple of Heaven, airport transfer.
Cable Car: Optional (80 RMB / US$ 14 round way)
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide (French, Japanese, Spanish etc.) is available, if need, please contact us!
Feature: 6 days Private tour contains the representative attractions of Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Peking Man Site with private guide and luxury car, but hotel except.

Review of tourists who had enjoyed this package tour:
Fantastic Great Wall tour, and less crowded than Badaling. Great section a little quieter with easy access on the cable car. Mutianyu Great Wall that is steeped in history is worth to visit. Next day in Summer Palace. What a beautiful stunning location with the lake as a backdrop. Loved the Summer Palace, even whole Beijing tour package.

Detail Itinerary

2 Days Beijing Tour Package B (without hotel)

Posted by rain | Entertainments around Wangfujing Street,Wangfujing Street | Monday 10 December 2012 8:22 am

Before or after this classic 2 days Beijing tour package, you should visit the most famous and modern Wangfujing which is the best shopping place in Beijing and close to Forbidden City.
Forbidden City

Day 1: Beijing (L)
1. Picking up travelers from hotel on departure time, and visit the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City including the Exhibition of Treasures to enjoy many antiques in China. Then visit Temple of Heaven.
- Tiananmen Square: The largest public square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters.
- Forbidden City: The best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
- Temple of Heaven: The largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China.
2. Have Chinese lunch (40minutes) in Taiyichun Restaurant. One the way to Summer Palace, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market.
- Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, greatly influences Chinese horticulture.
3. At last, driving the travelers back to guest hotel.

Badaling Great WallDay 2: Beijing (L)
1. Pick up travelers from hotel on departure time, and then drive to the Ming Tombs. Visit Changling or Dingling.
- Ming Tombs: Buried 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty, it is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.
2. Have traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. Driving to the Badaling Great Wall.
- Badaling Great Wall:The most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
3. Visit Bona Jade Factory and learn about the stone carving art in China.
4. Then drive to the Olympic Stadium, you have 45 minutes to take pictures at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
5. Driving the travelers back to their hotel.

Detail Itinerary

Beijing Wangfujing Avenue

Posted by rain | Wangfujing Street | Wednesday 30 May 2012 1:36 am

 Wangfujing AvenueDo you want to have a modern travel in Beijing? Wangfujing is a must-see place near Hilton Beijing Wangfujing. Before your Wangfujing tour, you’d better choose a comfortable and convenient hotel. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, a five-star luxurious hotel, is located in Wangfujing Street. Tourists in Hilton Beijing Wangfujing will appreciate the scenery in Wangfujing Avenue with abandon. So just choose the best hotel- Hilton Beijing Wangfujing.

 Wangfujing Avenue starts at East Changan Avenue in south and ends at National Art Museum of China in north. Wangfujing Avenue is the most famous business area in Beijing. It is also a most famous business and snack street for tourists in Hilton Beijing Wangfujing.

From 1996, government has extended and reformed Wangfujing Avenue, now the new Wangfujing Avenue has made a stage pose again which is invested over 1 billion RMB. Dongfang Square is her other landscape in Wangfujing area. The old Beijing Street is removed from 1st floor to underground 1 floor. The managed area is extended from 500 square meters to 2700 square meters. Its decorations are according to these styles of Ming and Qing dynasty completely, and it has 40 natural shops. One character of Wangfujing Avenue is that it owns piles of China time-honored brands. You can shopping and travel as much as you likes. Likes Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, Wangfujing Avenue has become famous not only in China, but also in foreign. For many foreign tourists, traveling in Wangfujing and climbing the Great Wall are essential schedule.

Walking in Wangfujing Avenue, tourists in Hilton Beijing Wangfujing can catch sight of the wide main street with 810 meters, the ground that covers with red granites is clean and the lots of wires are disappear from people’s eyes. If you walking in Wangfujing Avenue near Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, you can feel these meticulous cares. If you tired, you can have a rest on these independent seats; if you want to have a call, you can find many phone booths stand on the both sides of Wangfujing Avenue; if you have rubbish in hand, you can throw them in dustbins any time; if you do not know how to arrive to some place, the directions sign on road’s side. In one word, Wangfujing Avenue offers its best to tourists most in Hilton Beijing Wangfujing.

All these well-decorated shops gather many famous brands from domestic and foreign. Beautiful goods and lively sculptures recall the youth of Wangfujing Avenue with over 700 years’ history, and they gather 0.5 million people at here every day. Tourists in Hilton Beijing Wangfujing even in Beijing all want to watch the charming of Wangfujing Avenue.

Follow my lively introduction, if you are hesitating about your Beijing tour? Do not hesitate, just take actions! And do not forget to book Hilton Beijing Wangfujing online.

Beijing Wangfujing

Posted by sun | Wangfujing Street | Wednesday 30 November 2011 6:56 am

Beijing Wangfujing

In Beijing, there has such a street, with a very long history it reflects traditional and very simple atmosphere; living in the heart of downtown, it is very stylish and avant-garde; this street is Beijing Wangfujing. Beijing Wangfujing inclusive of ancient commercial civilization, world famous for the creation of many old Chinese brands. Beijing Wangfujing attracts foreign Western culture, bringing together the world’s leading multinational companies in many well-known brands. Like the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, Beijing Wangfujing already had a reputation throughout the world. For many visitors, when having a trip to Beijing, visit Beijing Wangfujing, just like climbing the Great Wall, is essential to the agenda.

The remediation plan made Beijing Wangfujing Street to be characterized as “Beijing First Business Street”, with the style of “modern”, “fashion”. After transformation, Beijing Wangfujing Street starts from the goldfish Hutong and the phase boundary of the South Side of Chang’an Avenue, 810 meters long with slightly wavy type of street on both sides of the distribution with 12 large-scale shopping malls. In addition to the original department store, arts and crafts building, Muslims Building, foreign Language Bookstore, Concord mall, Wangfujing shopping malls, there also newly built a Department Store, the group clothing centers, Minghui Building, Friends the World, Dan Yao Building, Oriental Plaza six large integrated business and entertainment centers. With so many large shopping centers along the street, the pattern of Beijing Wangfujing can be described as unique. As the Bund is the exhibition hall of Shanghai, Beijing Wangfujing bringing together all kinds of department stores in the Street, like accumulation of fossils in different rock-like, to show the different times of the consumer landscape of Beijing.

In Beijing Wangfujing commercial area, there is also a snack street called Wangfujing Snack Street where you should not miss during your visit to Beijing Wangfujing. Snacks of Beijing and various regions of China, souvenirs for tourists as well as folk handcrafts are sold here in hundreds of shops, which are opened all day and night. Reproducing town scenery of the Ming and Qing Dynasty style and the life in lanes and alleys of Beijing, this area attracts thousands of people or gourmands to enjoy and taste different regional delicious snacks. While having the delicious food, travelers could also enjoy the excellent traditional Chinese performances. When traveling to Beijing, walk along Beijing Wangfujing Commercial Street, you will both get the feelings of old Beijing and the modern atmosphere.

Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore

Posted by admin | Wangfujing Street | Thursday 7 July 2011 1:49 am

Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore was founded in February 10, 1949, and it is the first Xinhua Bookstore in Beijing. Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore is very famous for its large and the kinds of the books are variety. In Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore, you can find all types of books and stationary. For example, the language books,imported novels, reference books, English dictionaries, VCDs, DVDs and another kind of books. From the 1970s to the early 1990s, Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore has sold about 185 million books, and the total worth of these books is 373 million yuan. Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore is known as aircraft carrier” in the Beijing Book cultural sector. The total construction area of ​​the new building of Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore is about 17,525 square meters, and the new building Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore is divided of into two basements, and eight groung floors. The first floor to the fifth floor are be used for the book retail. The business area is ​​nearly ten thousand square meters. Each floor of Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore has the computers for readers to check the information. When you play in Beijing, especially you want to have shopping in Wangfujing business street, you couldn’t miss to visit the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore.

History of Wangfujing Street

Posted by admin | Wangfujing Street | Wednesday 8 June 2011 8:25 am

Wangfujing StreetWangfujing is one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets located in Dongcheng District Beijing. The Wangfujing street was also previously known as Morrison Street in English, after the Australian journalist George Ernest Morrison. Wangfujing is also one of the traditional downtown areas of Beijing, along with Liulichang.

Prior to 1949, the late 1990s trolleybuses, buses, and other traffic ran through the street, making it rather congested. Modifications in 1999 and 2000 made much of Wangfujing Street pedestrian only, much of the road is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles, and it is not rare to see the entire street full of people. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in the Wangfujing Street. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name Wangfujing – “Wang Fu” (princely residence), “Jing” (well).