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Night View of Beihai Park

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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Visiting Beijing for the first time? Spare some time for the sightseeing in Beijing at night.  You have multiple places to choose from for your Beijing night tour – find a pleasant stroll in an elegant, romantic, tranquil site.

The time-honored former imperial winter palace – Beihai Park is a nice place to stretch your legs and rekindle a romance with traditional beauty of Chinese landscape.

Beihai Park is just located to the northeast of Forbidden City.  Beihai Park was once the imperial winter palace opposite to Summer Palace.  The former imperial winter park is mainly composed of five parts – Qiongdao ( Jade Isle ), East Shore and North Shore, Circular City and Arboretum. It has 4 main gates – the south gate, west gate, east gate and north gate ( or back gate).

For more information on Beijhai Park, and  check out the link – How to visit Beihai Park  and Photos of Beihai Park at Dusk .

Well, follow me to have a virtual tour of Beihai Park at night.

This is the ticketing office by the south gate to Beihai Park. The entrance fee: RMB 5

Beihai Park's South Gate Ticketing Office
Beihai Park’s South Gate Ticketing Office

The South Gate is connected to the Circular City which also serves as the southern wall of the park.

The South Gate is connected to the Circular City
The South Gate is connected to the Circular City

The circular City which is also the southern wall of the park

The circular City
The circular City

The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island is one of the landmarks in Beijing

The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island
The pagoda atop the hill on the Jade Island

Zoom in the White Pagoda

Zoom in the White Pagoda
Zoom in the White Pagoda

The lit Yong’an Bridge with waving willow trees.

The lit Yong'an Bridge
The lit Yong’an Bridge

The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.

The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.
The teahouse by the lake bank is a quite and mesmerizing place.

Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion

Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion
Chinese typical arch bridge and pavilion

Bridge under dancing willow trees

Bridge under dancing willow trees
Bridge under dancing willow trees

Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant

Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant
Beihai Imperial Food Restaurant

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:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Great Wall Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

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 Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Carrefour Beijing, Beijing Carrefour Locations

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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Want to do some shopping in Beijing during your Beijing tour?  Carrefour is highly recommended. The French hypermarket offers a wide choice of wine, cheese, coffee, canned goods, daily necessities and much more. Shopping in Carrefour keeps you from your worries about fake or poor quality products.

The first carrefour supermarket was set up in Beijing in 1995. Now there are over 10 carrefour hypermarkets in Beijing. Some of Carrefour branches offer free delivery with certain distance for purchases over certain amount of money. But the crowds are thick for most of Carrefour branches in Beijing.

Ask your hotel people, or your taxi driver to locate a nearest carrefour in Beijing. Below are the addresses ( English and Chinese ) of the carrefour markets in Beijing for your reference.  If necessary, you can ask the taxi driver to take you to the nearest Carrefour. In Chinese, it’s called Jia Le Fu 家乐福.

Carrefour Hotline in China:  4008-512-512

Carrefour Chuang Yi Jia Store, 家乐福(北京创益佳店)

6B Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北三环东路乙6号(中国国际展览中心正门旁),
just by the side of the main entrance to China International Exhibition Center.
Daily 8.30am-10.30pm
(010) 8460 1061

Carrefour Guangqumen (家乐福广渠门店)

Floor 3 Fuguiyuan shopping mall, Zone 3 Donghuashi Nanli, Dongcheng District, Beijing
(010)6712 3750
北京市东城区东花市南里三区,富贵园购物中心3层
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Guangqumen (家乐福双井店)

No.31 Guangqu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (010)51909500
双井店 北京市朝阳区广渠路31号
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Maliandao ( 家乐福连道店)

No. 11, Maliandao Street, Xicheng district,Beijing
北京市宣武区马连道11号
Tel: (010) 6332 2155-92
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Fangzhuang (家乐福方庄店)

No.15,Community no.2, Fangchengyuan, Fangzhuang, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel:(010)67609911
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00
北京市丰台区方庄芳城园二区15号

Carrefour Fangyuan (家乐福方圆店 )

Fangyuan Building, A56 Zhongguancun South Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Tel: (010) 5296 3511
北京市中关村南大街甲56号方圆大厦
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Wangjing(家乐福望京店)

北京市朝阳区广顺北大街16号
No.16, Guangshun North Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: (010) 5912 4033
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Tiantongyuan (家乐福天通苑店)

N0.186 Litang Road, Changping District, Beijing (010)8481 2903
北京昌平区立汤路186
Tel: (010) 8481 2903
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Tongzhou (家乐福通州店)

No.48 Jiu Keshu East Road, Tong Zhou District, Beijing
Tel:(010) 5167 8911
北京通州区九棵树西路48号
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Liangxiang (家乐福良乡店)

Jinhua Commerce Plaza, Fangshang District Beijing
北京市房山区拱辰街道办事处二街村金花商业大厦地上2.3层
Tel: 5291 0002
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Dinghui Qiao (家乐福定慧桥店)

1 Basement Dinghuijiayuan, Haidian District, Beijing
北京市海淀区定慧北桥东南角定慧家园3号楼地下一层
Tel: (010) 5296 3510
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Dazhongsi (家乐福大钟寺店)

2 Basement zhongshen Plaza, Dazhongsi, Haidian District, Beijing
北京海淀区北三环西路大钟寺中坤广场地下二层
Tel: (010) 5296 3208
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Majiabao (家乐福马家堡店)

16 Xilu, Nansanhuan, Fengtai District Beijing
北京丰台区南三环西路十六号
Tel: (010) 8757 0808
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Yaojiayuan (家乐福姚家园店)

Jia 1, Yaojiayuan Road, Chaoyang District Beijing
北京市朝阳区姚家园路甲一号
Tel: (010) 5119 3584
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Jianxiang Qiao 家乐福(健翔桥店)

Jianxiang F2-3, Changyao District, Beijing
北京市朝阳区祁家豁子8号健翔大厦2-3层
Tel: (010) 5293 5256
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Ciyunsi (家乐福慈云寺店)

B1 of Huaye International Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing
北京市朝阳区东四环中路39号华业国际中心底商一层
Tel: (010) 5100 5757
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Shijingshan (家乐福石景山鲁谷店)

B1, Building 4. Y18 Shijingshan Road, shijingshan District, Beijing
北京市石景山区石景山路乙18号4号楼地下一层
Tel: (010) 5299 0073
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00

Carrefour Zhongguanzchun (中关村广场店)

Zhongguancun Plaza, Haidian District, Beijing (010)51721516
北京市海淀区中关村广场
Tel: (010) 5172 1598
Opening Hours: 08:00—22:00
Photos below taken from Carrefour Guangqumen:

Virtual Tour of Guangqumen Carrefour in Beijing

The entrance to Guangqumen Carrefour in Beijing

The entrance to Guangqumen Carrefour in Beijing
Take an escalator up the third floor of Carrefour Guangqumen
The shop is packed with passengers due to the Chinese new year purchases.
People born in the year of dragon are selecting red socks…
vegetables on display
Fruits on display
Chinese desserts
Bread
Hams, milk, sausage yogurt…
More dried beef, port and more
Take an escalator down to the first floor to pay the bill
Pay for what you buy

Add-on

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

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:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Great Wall Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

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 Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Top 10 Beijing Shopping Malls

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
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Plan your Beijing tour? Beijing has over 100 large and medium-sized shopping centers or malls. Are you trying to visit one or two of the local malls to feel the vibe and mix with the locals? For your convenience, We’d like to round up our subjective list of the top 10 shopping malls in Beijing, and you may choose the one or two close to where you stay for a shopping trip.

If you are not interested in shopping at high-end Beijing shopping malls, where everything seems to be overpriced at fixed prices, you may explore another page of the top 10 markets in Beijing.

Note: We have offered subway information on how on how to get to the following shopping malls. You may use the Beijing subway map to guide you to get to these malls. Happy Shopping in Beijing!

Top 1: Beijing apm (Xindong’an Plaza) 北京新东安广场

“Beijing apm”means “from am (morning) to pm (evening)”, implying that Beijing apm will appropriately extend the business hours, especially the evening business hours to attract more Beijing young consumer groups aged 19 to 35 years old and targeting the youth fashion.

Beijing amp ( Photo Credit: www.beijingapm.cn)

Beijing apm gathers more than 100 international famous Chinese and Western brands in the fields of international cosmetics, fashion trend, cutting-edge sports, digital technology and online Influential catering.

Beijing apm is committed to creating a new landmark of one-stop shopping, entertainment, and leisure life incorporated into in Wangfujing area, attracting more young fashion groups, and opening a brand new lifestyle in Beijing.

Add: 138 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
Tel: 010-58176995
Web: www.beijingapm.cn
Subway: Taking Subway Line 1 and get off at Wangfujing Station, exit from Exit B1

Top 2: TaiKoo Li Sanlitun 三里屯太古里

It is dubbed as the capital’s hottest fashion destination and the coolest place to hang out.

Taikoo Li Sanlitun is the first comprehensive commercial project of Swire Properties in Mainland China. It is an open shopping district consisting of 19 low-density contemporary buildings. The project is divided into two areas: the south and the north, which are integrated with the surrounding buildings. It also maintains relative independence.

TaiKoo Li Sanlitun (Photo Credit: english.visitbeijing.com.cn)

Sanlitun Taikoo Li itself represents a cultural gathering, so it’s all about people: creating art and leading fashion as well as enjoying food, shopping and fun. It houses the popular fashion brands such as Uniqlo, Steve Madden, Esprit, Mango, the Apple Store and Adidas’flagship store and the list is much much longer, also including numerous restaurants and a multi-plex cinema.

Add: Courtyard 19, Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun
Tel: 10-6417 6110 / 010-6417 7110
Web: www.taikoolisanlitun.com/en/
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Subway: take subway line 10 and get off at at the station of Tuanjiehu (团结湖), and exit from Exit A, 500 meters to the west; take Line 6 to Dongdaqiao Station (东大桥), exit B, 700 meters to the north.;take Line 2 to Dongsishitiao (东四十条)Station, exit from Exit C.

Top 3:The Malls at Oriental Plaza 东方新天地

The Malls occupies a total area of 130,000 sq. m. and is an integral part of Oriental Plaza – one of the largest commercial complexes in Asia. Situated in the heart of Beijing, the complex is located between Gold Street (Wangfujing Street) and Silver Street (North Dongdan Street).

The Malls at Oriental Plaza

The Malls is a popular shopping destination for both local residents and visitors alike.
Add: No.1 East Chang An Avenue, strategically located along Wangfujing Street, Beijing
Tel: 85188888-2272
Web: www.orientalplaza.com/eng/
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

Subway: take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Wangfujing (王府井), exit from the Exit A

Top 4: Solana – Beijing Lifestyle Shopping Mall 蓝色港湾

Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park is like a small town coming from the European by air. It is a perfect blend between commercial civilization and the natural landscape and is full of innovation and surprises.

As a water shortage city of Beijing, SOLANA has a superior hydrophilic environment on its three sides, the south and east are teeming with the water from Chaoyang Park, and the north from Landmark Lake.

If not in person, you are hard to believe that there is such a beautiful environment in the city center! Solana houses more than 1,000 international brands, with dozens of retail shops, restaurants as well as a lively bar and clubs.

Solana – Beijing Lifestyle Shopping Mall

Add: 6 Chaoyang Park Road
Tel: 010 5905-6565
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm
Web: www.solana.com.cn

Subway: Take subway line 10 and get off at the station of Liangmahe (亮马河), exit from Exit B, then have a long walk to the east along Liangma Qiao Road (亮马桥路), till the second traffic light, then turn south, down to the northwest corner of Chaoyang Park where Solana is located.

Top 5: Parkview Green 芳草地商业

Parkview Green is located on the west side of Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, close to the core of Beijing CBD. Parkview Green is an innovative building with a total area of 200,000 square meters, integrating top office buildings, fashion shopping, art and boutique hotel.

With the strong international atmosphere and the advantage of the commercial location, Parkview Green is committed to building a diversified commercial and cultural leisure complex in Beijing.

Parkview Green ( Photo Credit: www.parkviewgreen.com)

Parkview Green’s leading environmental design, concept of sustainable development and rich artistic atmosphere constitute the unique characteristics of Parkview Green, bringing new and unique experience to every visitor.

Add: 9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Business Hours: 10:00-22:00 Monday to Sunday
Web: www.parkviewgreen.com/cn/
Subway:
Line 1: Get off at Yonganli Station, Exit A
Line 6: Get off Dongqiao Station, Exit A

Top 6: China World Mall 国贸商城

China World Mall provides consumers with a number of international luxury brand flagship stores and new concept products leading the trend.

China World Mall and CBD ( Photo Credit: cwtc.cn )

China World Mall is active with the skating rink full of dynamic. The bookstore and the cinema bring you the spiritual pleasure. Chinese and Western retautrants cater to the needs of various tastes. Fashion clothing, home furnishing, entertainment and leisure, catering services are all available, creating a one-stop high-end consumption palace.

Add: No 1, Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010-65357586
Web: www.chinaworldmall.com.cn
Subway: take subway line 1 and get off at Dabeiyao and exit fron Exit B

Top 7: The Place 世贸天阶

The Place is mainly composed of the huge screen in the middle and two luxury buildings on its both sides. People walk around under the screen enjoying the space art, high technique, lighting. The Place is alao a place for luxury shopping and gourmet experience.

There are several open-air bars for you to relax. The Place is a blend of shopping mall, office building, Space Art and Fashion. The Place is designed by Jeremy Railton. He is also the designer for the world largest electric screen in Las Vegas. Two four-story malls house Tourneau, China’s largest watch boutique, D&G, Ferrari and English-language bookstore Chaterhouse.

The Place at night

Add: 9 Guanghua Lu, Beijing
Tel: 010 6587-1188

Subway: Take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Yonganli (永安里), exit from the exit B, then walk to the north along Dongdaqiao Road (东大桥路). After the first crossroad, you will see the Place on your right hand. 

Top 8: Joy City 大悦城 ( Xidan & Chaoyang)

Xidan Joy City 西单大悦城
It is the biggest shopping mall in Xidan. Xidan Joy City has 13-story complex equipped with the world’s longest escalator. It also has the largest digital cinema in China and the largest cosmetic shop in Beijing. Find Zara here as well as FAB, Uniqlo, Next, Motivi and Honeys.

Add: 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing
Subway: take subway Line 1, get off at the station of Xidan (西单), exit from the exit F1

Chaoyang Joy City ( Photo Credit: kuaibao.qq.com)

Chaoyang Joy City 朝阳大悦城
Chaoyang Joy City is an urban complex building has a large shopping center of 230,000 square meters. The shopping center has 11 floors on the ground and 3 floors underground. It integrates six major themes including shopping, catering, entertainment, culture, fitness and leisure.

Add:101 North Chaoyang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010-85579871
Subway: take subway line 6 and get off at Qingnian Road Station

Top 9: Beijing SKP ( 北京SKP)

If you are a high-roller with over numerous international brands. They also boast the largest Gucci flagship store in Asia. There are also some good restaurants in the mall.

You will see the higher-end as well as a number of mid-range labels that carry the basics, seeing the season’s latest first hand (Marni, Anna Sui…). There is a good florist in the basement near the bread shops.

Beijing SKP (Photo Credit: kuaibao.qq.com)

Add: No.97, Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025
Tel: +86 10 6530 5888
Web: http://www.skp-beijing.com/
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Subway: Take subway Line 1, get off at the station of Dawanglu (大望路), exit from Exit A; take Line 14 and get off at Dawang Road Station Exit F.

Top 10 : Jinyuan Shidai Shopping Center 金源时代购物中心

The mall has a nickname of “Great Mall of China”, mainly due to its total area of 6 million square feet with six floors, 1.5 times the size of the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in Beijing and Asia as well.

Jinyuan Shidai Shopping Center (Photo from internet)

The center has 230 escalators, over 1,000 shops, restaurant space the size of two football fields, and a skating rink…. This mall is designed to create a stable, happy, middle-income consumer class.

Add: 1 Yuanda Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Tel: 010-88875888
Opening hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Subway: take subway line 10, get off at the station of Changchun Qiao (长春桥) ,exit from Exit Northwest, then walk to the west along Changchun Qiao Road (长春桥路)and Yuanda Road (远大路), you will see the mall on your right hand.

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:

Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

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

Any questions, just drop a line.