Dashilan Business Area is one of the most historic and interesting market places in Beijing. It takes Dashanlan Street as the center, including Langfang Toutiao, Liangshidian Street, Meishi Street. With some of its buildings dating back to the latter Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and the early days of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), Dashilan Street is 275 metres long and now contains about 80 shops, each of them a famous brand and most are prospering, including the Tongrentang pharmacy, the Ruifuxiang cloth shop, the Neiliansheng shoe shop, the Zhangyiyuan tea shop, the Daguanlou cinema and so on. Dashilan has kept its original street patterns, to a large extent, to this day. Its old structures, city streets, old brand shops and folk culture have become a key part of the style and legacy of the old capital.
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