Stroll on Wangfujing Snack Street

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Plan your Beijing tour? Among the numerous outdoor activities in Beijing, a stroll on Wangfujing Pedestrian Street is a unique and fruitful experience for those visiting Beijing for the first time.

The 810-meter walking street is packed with shops,stores,and restaurants including several big shopping malls, such Oriental Plaza, Beijing Department Store, Sun Dong An Plaza, the New China Woman and Children Department etc. It also has two large bookstores – the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore and the Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore.

One highlight on Wangfujing Street is Wangfujing Snack Street (王府井小吃街)which is set on a narrow alley off the main walking street. Now just follow me to have a glimpse of Wangfujing Snack Street.

Take subway line 2, get off at the station of Wangfujing and use Exit C. Follow the throng into the Wangfujing Pedestrian Street. Walking north  for about 50 meters, you will see a KFC on your right side, and opposite the KFC is a decorated archway, the east entrance to Wangfujing Snack Street.

you will see a KFC on your right side

you will see a KFC on your right side

The Paifang ,  a decorated archway, is the east entrance to Wangfujing Snack Street.  People are going in and out.

The snack street is packed with food vendors, souveniors stands,  and candy shops.  There are also the arrays of wierd food on offer, scorpions, bugs with legs, bugs without legs.

The snack street is packed with food vendors, souveniors stands, and candy shops.

The snack street is packed with food vendors, souveniors stands, and candy shops.

The skewered scorpions, sea horses and star fishes attract passing visitors to take pictures. Few people would stop and taste the weird food.

The skewered scorpions, sea horses and star fishes

The skewered scorpions, sea horses and star fishes

A food vendor selling the locally produced open-mouth fried chestnuts.

A food vendor selling the fried chestnuts

A food vendor selling the fried chestnuts

Skewered sugar-coated haws and more fruits sugar coated on sticks are sold alluring eaters in and out.

Skewered sugar-coated haws and more fruits sugar coated on sticks are sold alluring eaters in and out.

Skewered sugar-coated haws and more fruits sugar coated on sticks are sold alluring eaters in and out.

 

Two guys with huge wooden mallets are pounding a piece of cake

Two guys with huge wooden mallets are pounding a piece of cake

Two guys with huge wooden mallets are pounding a piece of cake

The cakes are cut into small square pieces for sale.

The cakes are cut into small square pieces for sale.

The cakes are cut into small square pieces for sale.

Fried squids ans fried live scorpions on sticks.

Fried squids ans fried live scorpions on sticks

Fried squids ans fried live scorpions on sticks

So the narrow alley is packed with food stalls and souvenirs stands.

So the narrow alley is packed with food stalls and souvenirs stands.

So the narrow alley is packed with food stalls and souvenirs stands.

 

The craftman is blowing sugar figurines on the spot.

The craftman is blowing sugar figurines on the spot.

The craftman is blowing sugar figurines on the spot.

Chinese desserts

Chinese desserts

Chinese desserts

Candy fruits on a stick

Candy fruits on a stick

Candy fruits on a stick

Cockles, mussles, escargot

Cockles, mussles, escargot

Cockles, mussles, escargot

Exotic skewers of fried beetles, grasshoppers, centipedes, cockroaches, sea horses, scorpions

Exotic skewers of fried beetles and more.

Exotic skewers of fried beetles and more.

Pineapple steamed rice

 

Pineapple steamed rice

Pineapple steamed rice

Wangfujing Snack Street is a festival place where you can experience Chinese food culture, an eye-opener for foreign visitors.

Wangfujing Snack Street is a festival place

Wangfujing Snack Street is a festival place

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