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Donghuamen Night Market

Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“skewers” (15 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
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Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a hard time finding but well worth the search. Seeing scorpions, slugs and seahorses on a stick, ready for the adventurous diners, a once in a life time sight. Other less momentous food available, also had some live entertainment. Located off well lit...More

Thank awesome-annie1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market is situated in the center of Beijing, closes at 10:00-10:30 at night. We haven't tried anything except yoghurt (10 rnb). If you don't like watching how alive scorpions on the sticks, prepared for frying, are trying to break free, just don't go there...More

2  Thank Ekaterina_Abdullina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the market . I tried the scorpion and the lizard just for the experience . It is a place to visit 💪🏽💪🏽If you don't want to try the weird food, its still worth the trip. It is a couple of minutes walk from...More

1  Thank Abdullah E
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

City government remove all street stands from Donghuamen last year. But if you wanna see scorpions on a stick a some other weird creatures ready to be eaten...go to Wangfujin St. across from KFC there is a narrow passage full of little shops with souvenirs,...More

8  Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Head down here and see the scorpions on skewers still wriggling before they enter the deep fryer. Plenty of locals as well as tourists and friendly helpers at the stands with the patience to help you pick what you would like. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Espressogal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has all sorts of food - I saw ice creams, sausages, kebabs (meat on skewers), fruit juices - I even saw scorpions, beetles and other bugs (no, did not try them). Prices are not the cheapest you can find, but neither are they...More

Thank VincentHoKuching
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

When we walked to the street on which this night market was supposedly located, I was informed by locals that this market has closed in 2016. There is a nearby night market called 'Fangfujing night market' that is similar, so that's where we ended up...More

4  Thank kellycandy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This little laneway off Wangfujing pedestrian mall is full of surprises. The most unusual snack food that you have ever seen. Narrow and very crowded with a couple of small lanes of it with souvenir shops. It's well worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank sunandsnowbunny
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I enjoyed our walk through the market, some people only go down the food alleys and fail to veer off from them to the side alleys and visit some really great shops, with great prices. Going down the night market alley way you are going...More

Thank jpulley2017
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Exciting and interesting (food) market with strange food and different smells. Worth a visit even if it is just to soak in the atmosphere. If you buy something, always try to get it cheaper then it's priced, but it doesn't always work. Some battered dough...More

1  Thank Travelgirl491
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chengbo
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Response from MiscMel | Reviewed this property |
I agree with comment above. Go right as it starts to turn dark. There are awesome lights, colors, sights, sounds, & smells.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Description
This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.
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