Beijing - Dashilar & Xicheng South (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Dashilar & X?chéng South chapter from Lonely Planet’s Iceland guidebook.

Spend a morning visiting Dashilar’s shops, before lunch at a small restaurant on Dazhalan Xijie. Explore the nearby laneways, once the red-light district of old Peking; later, catch a show at one of the local theatres.

  • peruse the historic shopping street of Dashilar, home to some of the oldest and most prestigious emporiums in the city
  • maps
  • wind your way through the fascinating hútòng west of Meishi Jie, which retain a local neighbourhood character in the face of rapid-fire development
  • transport
  • check out the capital’s largest Muslim neighbourhood around Niúji? Mosque.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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