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Wángfǔjǐng (simplified Chinese: 王府井; pinyin: Wángfǔjǐng), located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, is one of the Chinese capital's most famous shopping streets. Much of the road is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles, and it is not rare to see the entire street full of people. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in this place. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name Wang Fu (princely residence), Jing (well). In 1903, Dong'an market was formed.