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Wangfujing

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Wangfujing
Prince's Mansion Well, Wangfu Well
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Deep-fried starfish () for sale as a seafood at Wangfujing snack street

Wangfujing (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wángfujing; literally: "Prince's Mansion Well") is one of the famous local snack street and night market, located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The majority of the main area is pedestrianised and very popular shopping place for both tourists and residents of the capital. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in this place. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name "Wang Fu" (princely residence), "Jing" (well). Many exotic foods are served on Wangfujing snack street.

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