Lively Pedestrian Shopping Street
A crowded shopping street with interesting, if jumbled, architecture, Wangfujing used to be the premier shopping district in Beijing
. Cheap souvenir shops jostle for breathing space next to giant malls that have all the same stores you can find back home. Head to the six-story book shop with a huge selection of English-language books and Chinese textbooks for Mandarin learners. Dapper gentlemen might pick up a vintage-style hat at Shenxifu and the adventurous will want to try fried scorpion on a stick at the bustling snack street.