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Liulichang Street

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Address: Hepingmenwai, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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+86 10 8050 2339
09:00 - 18:30
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This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost...

This busy shopping street, restored to its original style, sells almost anything China can offer in antiques, ancient coins, Chinese paintings, jade and traditional folk clothing.

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Oldest street

This is the oldest street in Beijing and situated outside Hepingmen. It is an ancient street and is filled with quaint shops selling art and calligraphy related products... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Cypress, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Colourful art shops and artists line this ancient street. Beautiful work of different styles abound. Have a look at the exquisite in-bottle artwork at #99 Lui Li Chang East Street, the Xu family. The artist is Xu Bu. The details and his skills are astonishing! Worth a visit if you love and appreciate art.

Thank Teresa C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is the oldest street in Beijing and situated outside Hepingmen. It is an ancient street and is filled with quaint shops selling art and calligraphy related products, antiques, curios and old books. There are also tea shops selling tea and teapots and galleries selling paintings and scrolls. An interesting visit.

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Was there in Dec 2014 accidentally after discovering this tiny alley way near the street. You can find tons of restaurants and shops there. Very old Beijing style. Try to avoid the rickshaw rides though, they are a rip off.

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are shops that sell papers and pens especially designed for calligraphy which are worth the while to see as well as antique shops.

Thank commenttripworld
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this little street. It is extremely characteristic and some of the shops have been open for trade for hundreds of years! I think is a must to see in Beijing

Thank sroujo
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A lot of private galleries of calligraphers and shops selling calligraphy related items such as brushes, papers, ink, seals made by beautifully sculptured stone or borns and ink stones. You can spend full day there visiting every galleries and shops if you are interested in calligraphy. This street is located near Tiananmen Square and Qianmen where almost every tourist visit.... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I accidentally found this street as I was walking back to the JW Marriott hotel. The street is full of chinese painting or calligraphy shops! They have paper shops, brush shop, ink grinder (not sure how to translate this), stone seal shops, framing shops. So you can equip a whole art studio here and also get your work mounted. Interesting... More 

Thank gzau
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were told that this street was an antique street full of curios, art, furniture etc however it only had art and shop after shop full of Chinese art or art materials - great if you are an artists but we were looking g for antiques. Perhaps 6 - 8 antique shops and the rest were arty things (over 100... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place is worth a visit to see more beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we are not into calligraphy and the streets are full of anything calligraphy relate. We did love the art pieces but too expensive. We stopped at a little store, can hardly see it off the street, and we bought beautiful hand crafted leather pieces showcasing Chinese operas.

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