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Yandaixie Street


Overview

Yandaixie Street, also named as Tobacco Pipe Lane, is one of the oldest streets in Beijing. It begins from Di An Men Wai street and intersects with Xiao Shi Pai Hutong and Yaer Hutong. It is in the direction of Northwest-Southwest with a length of 232 meters (760.96 ft). The street connects the three important tourist attractions: Di An Men, the Bell and Drum Tower and Houhai. As an entrance of Houhai, Yandaixie Street has become a channel which connects the ancient Beijing and present Beijing. Along with the development, the street now takes a new look after reconstruction. Ethnic shops and various bars and cafes are opened here which attract lots of tourists from in and abroad.


Hutong Rickshaw Yandaixie Street
Rickshaws can provide you visiting Hutongs very conveniently. Most of the shops in Yandaixie Street are situated on sidesteps with a big wooden tobacco pipe standing in front of the gate.

Know More

During the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911), people lived in Beijing liked tobaccos very much, which caused the increasing demand of tobacco pipe. Therefore, more and more tobacco pipe shops were opened in the street. Most of the shops in Yandaixie Street are situated on sidesteps with a big wooden tobacco pipe standing in front of the gate. The logo of black pipe and golden hollow is vivid and impressive. “Shuangshengtai”, one of the most famous shops in the street, has a huge wooden tobacco pipe standing in front of its gate which is the largest one in this street.


Must-See

1.The shape of the street
Yandaixie Street looks like a tobacco pipe in its shape; its gracile street is the tobacco pipe; the entrance in the east end is its mouth and the west entrance is the hollow. Therefore, Yandaixie Street is just worthy of its name.


2.Guangfu Temple
Built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Guangfu Temple is separated into two courts, east court and west court. The traditional architectures inside the temple are still preserved now and opened to visitors. Guangfu Temple now is a protective cultural relic unit in Beijing city. Currently, a coffee café and a restaurant are opened at the location.


Top Beijing Attractions

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  • Summer Palace: Once serving as the imperial summer getaway, it ranks as one of the most visited and most classical gardens in the world. It's size and splendor will leave you a lasting impression.

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