Visit to Dashilar

Dashilar and Baitasi differ significantly. Dashilar was a redeveloped historic hutong area in front of the Tian An Men Square. Being on the main axis of Beijing, Dashilar’s central location meant that it is a big tourist spot. After redevelopment, it is now adorned with many signs of modernisation and gentrification. Cafes, shops, architecture studios, and exhibition spaces are regular fixtures on its narrow streets. Dashilar is similar to many commercialised historic streets where the type of tourist-targeted goods and shops are also repetitive.