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. 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, renovating 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 colourful 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
Restaurants are clustered along 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 in line with an offer of complimentary pumpkin seeds.
Eating seeds sitting outside on benches, and waiting for a seat at another Huda Restaurant with bellowing red lanterns hanging.
Sichuan Spicy Food
Barbecue and Skewers
Spicy crabs, spicy snares and more
Night snacks,tea and more
A trendy and chic Sichuan Barbecue Restaurant
Workers are revamping a shrimp hot-pot restaurant.
Chongqing Hot Pot
Another Huda (胡大) restaurant at the western end of Gui Jie
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 Beijing guided tours:
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
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