Wangfujing

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Wángfǔjǐng (Chinese: 王府井; pinyinWángfǔjǐng; literally “Prince’s Mansion well”), located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, and is one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets. The majority of the main shopping area is pedestrianised and is very popular for shopping for both tourists and residents of the capital. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in this place. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name “Wang Fu” (princely residence), “Jing” (well).

(Source: Wikipedia)

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