Gaobiedian Street Furniture Shopping
Gaobiedian Street is a famous antique furniture street in Beijing. It’s located west of and within the 5th ring road and is 1500 metres long with more than 300 stores specialising in reproducing furniture of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
You can also find antique decorations, ceramics, high quality traditional Chinese furniture and other wooden furniture. One of my favourite stores is Lily’s Antique Furniture which comprises three floors. Like many others, I bought quite a few things from here and whilst they seemed a little more expensive than some other stores, I found the quality good and ultimately brought them back to Australia with me.
There is a small Chinese restaurants in one of the side streets which has good food and like many other small Chinese restaurants in Beijing, is very reasonably priced. The streets around Gaobiedian are old and lovely with the usual Chinese lanterns and washing hanging on a small line.
Many shops in Gaobiedian Street still keep the business style of having the showroom in front and the workshop in back. So making furniture at your particular request is easy. Definitely worth a visit.