Red lights, traditional courtyards, miscellaneous fragrances of Chinese dishes and hundreds of restaurants along the street, then you are sure to be in Beijing’s popular Ghost Street. Eating on Ghost Street is not just about good food and drink. It’s a way of life for many Beijing people.
Tucked behind Beijing's Inner Dongzhimen Street, covers a distance of 1.5 km and has more than 150 shops, including 100 restaurants.
The street is said to derive its name from Beijing's old "Ghost Fairs". These fairs sold groceries, vegetables and fruit until dawn. The traders' kerosene lamps formed a ghostly sight, then the name "Ghost Fair" derived. The Ghost Street’s restaurants are usually open all night long though most of Beijing’s restaurants are already closed after 11 p.m. you can have a wonderful meal after your exhausting sight-seeing tour.
Ghost Street presents a world of diverse food such as barbecue, hotpot, ethnic minority dishes and different districts’ cuisines. So if you are yearning for your favorite food, Ghost Street is the perfect place for you to go.