One of the evenings before dinner, I visited Qianmen Street, a pedestrian street with buildings restored to that of old Qianmen Street in 1920s – 1930s. The buildings are now occupied by international brands such as H&M, Haagen-Dazs, ZARA, etc alongside time-honoured Chinese brands. There's an ancient trolley car that plies the 2km pedestrian thoroughfare of Qianmen Street.
Really enjoyed strolling and admiring all the beautifully reconstructed buildings
Just want to show you this last photo - it's a popular mode of transport in Beijing, not unlike the famed tuk-tuk in Thailand. It's basically a shell covering a motorcycle which can ferry up to two passengers. Try riding in one of these through the busy Beijing traffic for a little adrenaline rush :-)