Located in the center of Xicheng District in Beijing is Xidan, a major commercial area. Full of culture and shopping opportunities, the area makes for an enjoyable way to while away anywhere from a few hours to a day. For bibliophiles, foodies, shopaholics, and the like, Xidan is an area full of excitement. Continue reading for our guide to the best things to see and do in Xidan, Beijing.
Specializing in monstrous milkshakes, Freak Shake, located in Xidan’s Joy City mall, is an ice cream oasis serving up some of the city’s craziest treats. Very appropriately named, Freak Shake is known for concocting milkshake creations unlike any other – served in large mason jar mugs, the shakes and their flavors cannot be contained. Freak Shake offers a wide variety of flavors, ranging from chocolate pretzel to strawberry shortcake, and are equipped with all the works – salty pretzels, strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and macaroon toppings spill over the sides of the mugs. While the milkshakes are out-of-this-world when it comes to creativity and taste, their size is almost too large to enjoy on your own, so grab a friend and couple of spoons and indulge in Xidan’s most decadent dessert.