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Sanlitun Bar Street

By china tour on 12/17/2009 5:21:00 PM | Beijing Tours

Sanlitun is a famous foreigners area located in Chaoyang District, Beijing. There located different countries' Embassies, bars, clubs, Yashow market, and many international brand-name stores. After the People's Republic of China was founded, the government chose Sanlitun as the area for the foreign legation and embassies. in the late 1950s. The area was called Sanlitun to designate its location from Dongzhimen gate. With tun meaning 'locality', san li meaning 'three li', the name translates as 1.5 km away from Dongzhimen Gate.
Since 1990s, the Bar Street become very famous in Beijing. Nanjie, a small lane, was demolished in 2005 to make way of new buildings. But bars and restaurants continue to operate on both sides of Gongti Bei Lu. The Village and Nali Mall shopping areas opened in early 2008, giving the area many new shops, restaurants, bars and a multiplex cinema. Ya Show market is one of the favorite market for foreingers to have their bargain experience in Beijing. Besides Ya Show, you can easily find many international brand-name stores, such as American Apparel, Apple and Adidas. It is notable for housing the largest Adidas store in the world.