With its hutongs, Dashilar folk shopping areas and antique architecture, the Qianmen neighborhood is known as the representative of old Beijing folk culture. What you might not know is that Qianmen is also where the funkiest boutique stores and cafés dwell. While first-time visitors may find it difficult to navigate through the mazes of hutongs, this guide will make sure a visit to Qianmen is unforgettable.
Pick a sunny afternoon and bring your laptop, book or nothing at all to Fusan Café. Sit by the window and watch locals passing by on the Tan’er Hutong. You will hardly find a better way to spend an afternoon in Beijing. Don’t forget to try the café’s signature apricot dessert along with a coffee, because the apricot-shaped dessert is going to make your day!