Last week, I brought my parents to Nan Xin Cang district somewhere inside the 2nd ring road in downtown to a famous Beijing Roast Duck restaurant. So much had change since I visited this area of Beijing. Nan Xin Cang was one of the royal granaries for grains and rice storage in Beijing during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Now the place is full of restaurants and cafes. Check out the actual history facts and found out that it was originally built in 1409 during the 7th year of Emperor Yong Le's reign on the site of Bei Tai Cang which had earlier been erected during the Yuan Dynasty. It has a 600-year history and is almost the same age as Beijing's Forbidden City.
There so many new building along the 2nd ring road now creating such a contrast between the old and new skyline.
Nan Xin Cang has won an award for being one of the most creative commercial culture projects in Beijing and has become a unique and favorite commercial and pedestrian street.