Yandai Xie Street (烟袋斜街) is as hip as Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷). I have written a post on Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷), you can read it here. Yandai Xie Street has been awarded the Chinese Historical and Cultural Street. The second street with this title. The first was the Guozijian Street (国子监街).
The entrance to Yandai Xie Street is from Di’anmen Outer Street (地安门外大街).
There are lots of different souvenir shops. Each and every shops are selling different things. Lots of things to see, shop and buy.
There are bookshop, T-shirt shop, clay figurine shop and pub.
If you walk further you will reach Qianhai and Houhai. These are lakes. It is surrounded by pubs.
After the tiring strolling, you can drop by the pub for a drink and to enjoy the scenery. Some of the pub are really very cool and hip.
Yandai Xie Jie (烟袋斜街)
Yandai Xie Byway, Xicheng District
烟袋斜街, 西城区, 北京
noon till late
By Subway: Line 8 – Shichahai station (什刹海战)