Wangfujing Church 王府井天主堂 / St. Joseph’s Church 大圣若瑟堂 # Beijing – China

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St. Joseph’s Church 大圣若瑟堂 commonly known as Wangfujing Church 王府井天主堂 or Dongtang 東堂 is an early 20th-century Romanesque Revival church that is one of the four historic Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing. It is located in the Dongcheng District of the city at 74 Wangfujing Street.

The construction of the church was finished in 1655 by Jesuit missionaries. Due to renovations and reconstruction, the current structure dates back to 1904. The church is the second oldest in Beijing after the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

How to get there: take Beijing metro line no. 1, Wangfujing station. Go north along Wangfujing walking street for 10 minutes, church is on your right.

We go there at night and the light is so beautiful. There’s so many people in here, especially family and couple. The atmosphere is very peaceful and suitable for those who wants to relax.

When I study in China, it’s 1 years before 2008 Beijing Olympiade so there’s so many Olympiade mascott in there. One of them is in Wangfujing.

Another side of 王府井 Wangfujing Street # Beijing – China

Today we go to 王府井 Wangfujing again, but at night. We visit another side of Wangfujing Street: Wangfujing Snack Street, which sell a lot of traditional stuff. There’s some stall that sell unique things to eat too.

The street located in the middle of Wangfujing Street. There’s a big gate with traditional carving, which you can find it easily.

Once you enter the gate, you will see some unique snack, and traditional house.