After we got back from the Wall and the Ming Tombs, we decided to go to a mall. A friend of mine had done some research before coming, and found that there was an H&M that had just opened in Beijing. My friends all leaped at the chance to buy some western sized clothes, so we hopped in a cab and headed over to Joy City.
It was interesting to see the modern side of Beijing after experiencing the Ancient side of earlier that morning. We found lots of American stores like Sephora, H&M, Starbucks, Burger King, Dairy Queen etc. Lot's of big expensive brand names were to be found here too.
This mall was 9 stories high, for floors of which were dedicated just to food of all qualities, from fast food to fine dining. If you like shopping, this is definitely an interesting place to check out the modern side of China.