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Travel Tips

Embrace the local street food culture for a unique dining experience. 1

An adventurous choice for food lovers; trying spicy scorpions is a unique experience. 2

Closed during Chinese New Year but a must-visit for adventurous foodies. 3

Try the spicy scorpions and dumplings for a unique culinary experience. 4

Great for picking up souvenirs and trying local food. 5

Introduction

History

  • 📅 Established: Opened in 1984.
  • 📍 Location: Situated at the northern end of Wangfujing Street.
  • 🍢 Specialties: Known for selling exotic foods like insects and animal parts.
  • 🚪 Name Origin: 'Dong Hua Men' means 'East Gate' of the Forbidden City.
  • 🔚 Closure: Closed on June 24, 2016, due to hygiene and noise complaints.

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Food Offerings

  • 🍢 Exotic Snacks: Scorpions, centipedes, silk worms, and lizards.
  • 🥟 Traditional Foods: Dumplings, spring rolls, crab cakes, and candy fruit.
  • 🍡 Sweet Treats: Candied fruits, fried pumpkin cakes, and fried ice cream.
  • 🍜 Common Dishes: Stir-fried noodles, skewers of fresh fruit, and custard buns.
  • 🍲 Cooking Style: Most items are deep-fried in a large wok upon request.

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Visitor Tips

  • 💵 Payment: Bring cash in small denominations.
  • 📸 Camera: Don't forget to bring your camera for memorable photos.
  • 🕒 Timing: Best visited between 6 PM and 9 PM.
  • 🛍️ Souvenirs: Various traditional Chinese handicrafts and trinkets available.
  • 🚇 Access: Easily accessible via public transportation, including buses and the subway.

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Nearby Attractions

  • 🏙️ Wangfujing Street: A major shopping street in Beijing.
  • ⛪ St. Joseph's Church: A historic church located nearby.
  • 🏯 Forbidden City: The former Chinese imperial palace.
  • 🏞️ Jingshan Park: Offers panoramic views of Beijing.
  • 🏛️ National Museum of China: Located near Tiananmen Square.

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Closure

  • 📅 Date: Closed on June 24, 2016.
  • 🚫 Reasons: Hygiene and noise complaints from neighbors.
  • 🗑️ Issues: Concerns over food storage and waste disposal.
  • 📉 Impact: The closure marked the end of a popular tourist destination.
  • 🔄 Alternatives: Other snack streets like Wangfujing Snack Street and Guijie Street.

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