This famous, now international, herbal medicine shop has been pedding pills and potions since 1669. It was a royal dispensary in the Qing dynasty, and its medicines are based on secret prescriptions used by royalty. It’s claimed that the colourful ingredients will cure you of anything from fright to encephalitis. Traditional doctors are available on the spot for consultations.
Address: 24 Dazhalan Jie, Chongwen District 崇文区大栅栏街24号同仁堂
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