Wangfujing

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Wangfujing, located 400 meters east of Tiananmen in the second ring of Beijing, is the representative area of Beijing's ancient culture and one of Beijing's modern prosperous areas.

Wangfujing Pedestrian Street is the representative of Wangfujing. It starts from Dongdan in the South and goes north to Golden Fish Hutong. It is one of the four sections of Wangfujing Street. It is 548 meters long and 40 meters wide, covering an area of 140,000 square meters. The main attractions of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street are Beijing APM Shopping Center, Wangfujing Department Stores, Wangfujing Snack Street, New China Children's Products Store, Danyao Building and Gongmei Building. Like the Empire State Building, Wangfujing Commercial Street is already well-known. It is as important for people who have never been to Beijing to visit Wangfujing and go to the Great Wall. Wangfujing Pedestrian Street integrates shopping, snacks and comprehensive entertainment. It is a must-come place for tourism.

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As for the origin of wangfujing's name, according to relevant records, during the Ming dynasty, there were more than ten royal houses and three princesses' houses built here, so it was called wangfu street. The "jing" in wangfujing means the well. In the 31st year of guangxu reign of the qing dynasty (1905), the place name was redefined. Because there was a well with sweet water in the wangfu street, it was named wangfujing street.