Night View of Gui Jie in Beijing

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Plan your Beijing night tour? If you can spare some time for the sightseeing at night, you are recommended to stroll Gui Jie ( Ghost Street 簋街), an almost 24-hour food street with numerous eateries on both sides. It is quite popular with local Beijing people, expats, tourists, etc .

Almost all the restaurants here are decorated in red – red store-front plaques, red lanterns and red lights with great vibe, a great place for  friends, families and couples all to meet for dinner here.

Many  of the local restaurants offer Sichuan food (spicy and greasy) and Beijing food which are  represented by crayfish,frogs, hotpots, Beijing ducks,etc. Some restaurants have luxury appearances while others very basic. You may also find seafood,  renovative foods  and foreign brand restaurants like Subway.

The over-1000 meter Guijie ( Gui Jie) is located between Dongzhimen Subway Station of Line 2 and Bexinqiao Subway Station of Line 5. So  you may walk from Dongzhimen Station or Beixinqiao Station to the brilliant food street with Beixinqiao being closer.

You may choose a restaurant and sit down for a bite of the local Beijing food. Generally prices here are reasonable though some people complain about the overpriced food offered by some restaurants.  Or, you may just have a walk along the colorful and vibrant gourmet street in Beijing.

Follow me to see the night view of Guijie ( Ghost Street).

Brilliant restaurants are lined up on both sides

Brilliant restaurants are lined up on both sides

Brilliant restaurants are lined up on both sides

Restaurants are clustered along Guijie Street brightly decorated.

Guijie Street brightly decorated

Guijie Street brightly decorated

Huda (胡大) and Huajia Yiyuan (花家怡园)are two popular  and a bit high-end restaurants where people are often seen waiting outside and eating pumpkin seeds while waiting.

Eating seeds outside on benches and waiting for a seat at another Huda Restaurant with bellowing red lanterns hanging

Eating seeds outside on benches and waiting for a seat

Eating seeds outside on benches and waiting for a seat

Sichuan Spicy Food

Sichuan Spicy Food

Sichuan Spicy Food

Barbecue and Skewers

Barbecue and Skewers

Barbecue and Skewers

Spicy crabs, spicy snares and more

Spicy crabs, spicy snares and more

Spicy crabs, spicy snares and more

Night snacks,tea and more

Night snacks,tea and more

Night snacks,tea and more

Hot Pots

Hot Pots

Hot Pots

 

A trendy and chic Sichuan Barbecue Restaurant

A trendy and chic Sichuan Barbecue Restaurant

A trendy and chic Sichuan Barbecue Restaurant

Workers are revamping a shrimp hot pot restaurant.

revamping a shrimp hot pot restaurant.

revamping a shrimp hot pot restaurant.

Chongqing Hot Pot

Chongqing Hot Pot

Chongqing Hot Pot

Another Huda (胡大) restaurant at the western end of Gui Jie

Subway

Subway

Subway

The western end of Guijie Street

The western end of Guijie Street

The western end of Guijie Street

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing by Night Illuminations Tour  from US$33 p/p

Beijing Hutong Highlight One Day Tour  from US$59 p/p

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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