Post Office of Qing Dynasty Appears at Yandai Xiejie

05/11/2010
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Recently, a plague of “Da Qing You Zheng” which literally means Post Office of Qing Dynasty as well as a green iron made old postal post appears at Yandai Xiejie. Although the post office is still under renovation and yet to open for business, the unique design of the building exterior has attracted many Beijing tours visitors to stop and take some photos. According to the person in charge, the renovation of the post office might take a few months to complete and it is estimated that it will start business around Spring Festival next year.

Post Office in Qing Dynasty

Post Office in Qing Dynasty

“We plan to renovate the entire building into a very unique post office and seems like a museum of postal service. Besides that, there will be some precious images with texts that explaining the development history of postal service in China from Qing Dynasty until nowadays that display on the walls of business hall after the renovation is done,” noted by the director of Dianmen Post Office. Later, he added that, the Post Office of Yandai Xiejie which situated slightly to the north at the center part of the street is a newly added post office at this area. In order to associate with the old architecture along the street, the exterior part of the post office is designed in typical ancient Chinese architectural settings. Moreover, the interior part of the post office also set in the style of traditional setting of post office in Qing Dynasty. Besides the green iron made old postal post which was placed right in front of the post office, there might be some other cultural sculptures adding to the queue in coming future. It is hoped that this post office will becoming one of the Beijing attractions which enable visitors to know more about the history and local cultures of the destination.

Beijing Starbucks in Qing Dynasty Style

Beijing Starbucks in Qing Dynasty Style

The overall area of the Post Office Yandai Xiejie has covered approximately 60 square meters of space. When the post office put into service next year, other than the general services available at general post office, this post office will provide personalized stamps, personalized post cards as well as special souvenirs of Shichahai as well.

Post Office of Qing Dynasty

Post Office of Qing Dynasty

Especially for visitors who are seeking for different experience as well as unique souvenirs, then you must visit this special destination during Beijing tours. You might be able to find something different that you will never find at any other post office in Beijing.