The Dongcheng District of Beijing is well known for its historical sites such as Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. By day, these sites, seemingly frozen in time, attract tourists and sightseers from across the world. But as night falls, the streets around Dongcheng spring to life as vibrant street markets set up shop. The largest of these markets is the Donghuamen Night Market, where red and white stalls stretch down the darkened streets, illuminating the night with an inviting warm glow. As you approach the market you are greeted by the cacophony of droves of competing merchants, each loudly promoting the delicacies on sale at their individual booths.