As one of the most Beijing’s busiest commercial area, Wangfujing Business Street lies in Dongcheng District. Wangfujing came into being in the Yuan Dynasty more than 700 years ago and is said to have received its name in the Ming Dynasty more than 500 years ago.
A mere kilometer away from Tiananmen Square, the beautiful Wangfujing Walking Street houses Beijing Department Store, Sun Dong’an Market, the biggest arts and crafts shop in China, Xinhua Bookstore, Foreign Languages Bookstore, Lisheng Sports Shop, Medical Appliances Shop, and so on.
Wangfujing Snack Street, located in hutongs just west of the main street, is densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls. The food stalls serves a wide variety of common and exotic street food.
Wangfujing Foreign Languages Bookstore is located on the floor above Dunkin’ Donuts. It is a must for anyone interested in books, since it houses Beijing’s largest selection of English-language materials on several floors.
Built in 1955, Wangfujing Department Store is one of the landmarks in Beijing. It attracts a lot of world famous brands that it has been the place both popular among domestics and foreign tourists.
Sun Dong’an Plaza is a commercial property developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. It has a total area of 120,000 square meters. The building was built on the site of the old Dong’an Department Store and opened in 1998.