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Yandai Xieijie [Photo via tuchong.com]

One end of Yandai Xiejie is located about half a block south of the Bell Tower on Beijing's Central Axis on the west side of Dian'anmenwai Dajie. It's one of the oldest streets in the city where some streets date back to the Yuan Dynasty.

Many antique and jade shops were once located here; today there are small bars, large and small restaurants, souvenir, painting and calligraphy shops, along with clothing stores.

Yandai Xiejie is China's historical and cultural street. It was a well-known business street in ancient times. Since the street was famous for tobacco-related products and pipes, this was how the street got its name. Yet, smoking products were just one product line found along the street in its rich past.

Address: Yandai Xiejie, Xicheng district

Means of transportation: Bus No: 5, 60,107 or 124