The history of Dashilan  dates back to 500 years ago. Dashilan, literally means “big fence”, is one of the oldest commerical streets in Beijing.The place has gone through a lot of ups and downs over the centuries. There have been many time honored shops here, such as Ruifuxiang Silk Store, Zhangyiyuan Tea Shop, Shengsifu Hat Shop, Tongrentang Pharmacy,Neiliansheng Shoe Store and so on. The list above are all tranditional Chinese shops with hundreds of years’ history.

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