A budget travel community your mom probably wouldn't find useful.

Hardcore commercialism/undeniable convenience

3.0 Stars

It is best to avoid places like Wangfujing when you are trying to really see the world. You might be bored by the uninspired merchandise at the big,brand name stores. The countless street vendors are no more interesting, incessantly advertising assembly line crap as cultural keepsakes. Even so, my heart went out to the kid who earnestly asked me to help him track down some plain old boxed cereal and cold milk. He was desperate for some creature comforts and knew that this soulless street might be his only salvation. No judgement! If you find yourself in a similar predicament, this place is teeming with imported foreign foods and other familiar things. Just check the mega markets on the basement level of every big department store.

On Fri Aug 28, 2009 | Back to Wangfujing