Comfort Suites Yayuncun, Beijing
302 Hui Zhong Bei Li
Phone: (86) 10 59636699
Fax: (86) 10 59636655
302 Hui Zhong Bei Li Chao Yang District, Beijing, CN, 100101
- Phone: (86) 10 59636699
- Fax: (86) 10 59636655
China's biggest paragliding club boasts the world's most advanced equipment, a full-time English speaking coach and some non-English speaking local coaches. The club has over 60 certified Gold Card members. It also offers training, which usually takes five to eight days. English instruction is provided upon request. Paragliding usually takes place at Shi San Ling, 50km outside of Beijing. Equipment is available. Alternatively, if you have the funds, you can purchase your own gear.
This young and dynamic company sells sleeping bags, tents, air cushions, shoes, books and many other things connected with outdoor activities. The products are produced in China, Germany, France, Italy, Korea and the United States. Customers can also rent anything from the company or get what they want by trading. Mail order service is also available.
Initially a market, Sanli Department Store was late converted into a shopping mall. The open air area with many a stores and food stalls scattered around, the place is one of the main attractions in the Xi Cheng district. Street performers surround the place with amusement shows. The place itself is a mix of an old market place providing day-to-day groceries with renowned brand names.
This company has approximately 20 sales outlets in major department stores throughout Beijing. Their target customer is the busy professional, both men and women. Their product—well made suits! They actually make and sell their own suits. The suits on offer are very stylish and the prices are reasonable compared to most Western brands. Give this outlet a try if you get the chance—definitely worth a look.
This shop sells pure woolen carpets, silk rugs, imitation antique furniture, traditional Chinese herbs, pearls and jewelery, lacquer ware, stationery, embroidery, batik costumes and many other items. There is also the possibility that you may get the opportunity to see artisans that sometimes perform on site. The art shop also has a restaurant serving dishes that mimic imperial menus.
Mega Mega Vintage will instantly catch your eye when passing by, owing to its bright red exterior. The delightful store is packed to the hilt with vintage clothing, accessories, homeware and textiles. The store promises quality even in their secondhand goods. All the racks are neatly lined with pieces hand picked by its owner, Liu Ke.
A mixture of old times and modernity, this Chinese street in Beijing called "Slanted Tobacco Pipe Street" (there used to be many shops selling pipes), has a very strange combination of styles. You can find shops selling Chinese antiques next to very modern boutiques selling Western clothes and accessories. There are a few shops owned by designers and the street itself, full of colors and historical buildings, makes it quite an outing. It is right next to the Houhai Lake and Beijing´s hutong (old neighborhoods). At night, the area has a very special atmosphere. -Marina Burana
If you're looking for a few articles to spruce up the look of your home, head to Laitai Flower Market. As the name suggests, this is mainly a flower market and sells every kind of flower you might be looking for, including some very exotic species as well. One can look for anything from potted bonsai to beautiful little bouquets of anthurium, roses and many others flowers in every hue imaginable. Not only flowers, one can also buy elegant vases, scented candles, aquarium fish and other supplies that will liven up your home.
Whether to choose to browse through their ready made items or to order a custom made leather messenger bag, an item purchased here will be cherished for its quality and unique design. Their products are available in high end shops around town, but at their Hou Hai store, prices are a fraction of the department store prices.
The Lufthansa Center is a four-story complex next to the five star Kempinski Hotel includes an exclusive retail center and business center. The product range is extensive, from electronic equipment, artworks, and footwear to artifical and fresh flowers, clothes and a wide selection of sportswear, including Speedo and O'Neill swimwear. Most shops feature high quality hand crafted wares. The extensive fabric department contains beautiful Thai and Chinese silk, linen, wool and brocade at reasonable prices. In house tailors will help you design a unique suit of clothes. The jewelry counter is staffed with experts on jade and Shanghai pearls, ready to educate and assist in the selection of just the right gift. A favorite is the summer hats collection next to the Ecco shoe shop. If you ask the sales assistant, she will come up with boxes full of fantastic and elegant hats hidden from view. The Lufthansa Center shops staff more than 2300 people, and the majority of them speak multiple languages, so any question, desire or service is literally just a question away.
This is a wonderfully dynamic spot to visit, even if you have had it with shopping. The ambience is authentic and the range of items interesting. You will find furniture, carpets, rattan suitcases, wooden bird cages, doors, boxes and baskets. Many beautiful or rare objects can be found and although prices might be high, there is always plenty of room to bargain.
Many a newcomer to China has had difficulty finding good quality meat, fish, cheese, bread and spices. Charlotte's is one of the few places in Beijing to provide the taste of home that Europeans miss. There is a sizable cheese selection (primarily imported from Europe), as well as domestic and imported meats in Western cuts and a satisfying collection of salamis and hams. It is the only place in Beijing offering a spread of fresh sausages (which can be custom made), or sushi grade tuna. Prices are higher than in local shops. Delivery is available.