Wangfujing pedestrian street is known as the "golden street" in Beijing, like Nanjing Road in Shanghai, it is always very crowded with many travelers.
Wangfu means princely residence, Jing means in well, in the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, then a well full of sweet water was discovered, hereby the name Wangfujing.
Wangfujing street could be considered as the shopping street, culture street, snack street and hotel street. In 1903, Dong'an market was formed. And Wangfujing Department Store is deemed as the First Department Store in China. Besides, there are morden malls like Oriental Plaza, Xin Dong An market and the New China Woman and Children Department Store. Some old stores have been here for almost or more than 100 years, such as Shengxifu hat store, Tongshenghe shoe shop, and the Wuyutai tea house. In the Beijing Arts and Crafts Central Store, you will see many handicrafts, paintings and calligraphy works. Wangfujing Snack Street is very famous, not only local Beijing food like Bing Tang Hulu (Candied Haw in a Stick), marrons glaces, Peking yoghourt, but also coconuts from Hainan, the most special food should be deep fired scorpion in a stick, eat it would be a big challenge to yourself. Also, the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant at Wangfujing is one of the oldest Quanjude restaurants in Beijing.
The hotels at Wangfujing from very luxury Hilton Wangfujing, Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, The Peninsula Beijing, Wangfujing Grand Hotel, to Prime Hotel, Park Plaza, and economy hotels like Wangfujing Dawan Hotel and XinHai JinJiang Hotel Wangfujing.
In addition, Wangfujing is only 5 minutes walking to the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. If you want go futher, there are subway line 1, many buses and taxies.
In a word, Wangfujing Street (or said Wangfujing Shopping Avenue) is multifunctional and convenient, you can do everthing you want here, no matther eat, accommadation, shopping, or trip, entertainment.