Comfort Suites Yayuncun, Beijing
302 Hui Zhong Bei Li
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.
Opened in 2008, NLGX Design Store is a trendy shop offering t-shirts, shoes, and accessories. Pick up canvas shoes in every color combined with brightly hued laces. Handbags made out of recycled materials are stylish and also make a statement. Stop in often, because you'll find a changing selection of items from local designers.
Wenyu Cheese Shop is not your average cheese shop. For starters, they sell tubs and tubs of milk curds that come in a variety of different flavors. With flavors ranging from mango to redbean and oatmeal, this delicacy was served to the imperial family during the Qing Dynasty.
Located at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, the UCCA Store features exclusively commissioned works and products from over 50 artists and 80 designers. These cutting-edge designs showcase the one-of-a-kind contemporary art found at the center from the likes of Marshall Hanwell, GEI CHI I, PUSU and more. The spacious shop is filled to the brim with bags and accessories, artwork, furniture, house ware items and eclectic finds. A must visit if you plan on coming to the center.
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.
Wanting to create a brand that China could be proud of, Plastered T-Shirts has made quite a name for itself since its inception in 2006. From a Beijing hulong (alleyway) to international acclaim, this t-shirt shop features funky designs and colorful tops for everyone. Find ticket stubs, old brand logos, national cartoon characters and more. They also offer a small selection of accessories and footwear. Rather than taking home a snow globe or key chain, visit this iconic Beijing shop for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.