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Beijing Culture Exchange Center (The Hutong) - Private One-day Tour

No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 10007, China
15901046127
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Ranked #32 of 221 activities in Beijing
Type: Classes/Workshops
Description: The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes to tea workshops, and more.
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I recently took two cooking classes at the Hutong, both were absolutely great. Learning how to make "la mian" or pulled noodles and how to cook some great Yunnan dishes, were a lot of fun, tasted great and leave you with something nice to make when you move back to your european hometown. Thank you Hutong team for such a... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was a trip of a lifetime - the sensational leadership of Jake and Kristen our Hutong guides, the knowledge, organisation and company of Wendy and Echo our local guides, the camaraderie, the food and tea, the culture, the spectacular landscapes and agriculture, the interactions with the local people during snack and meal stops and homestays, the wonderful warm climate... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went on this tour in February 2014. Great way to escape the Chinese New Year madness. Cycling through small villages, vast banana plantations, tranquil rubber tree forests and picturesque valleys is the perfect antidote to the grey, cold Beijing winter. The scenery is stunning, the food delicious and everything is planned so meticulously by the lovely, knowledgable & friendly folk... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you're looking to experience some of China's beauty-- not the heroic modernizing kind but the old-world rural kind-- then there couldn't be a better occasion than The Hutong's Yunnan bike journey. The point of the biking is not just to bring the joy of physical exertion (yes, there's no better way to appreciate your meals, your sleep and your... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I had the most amazing experience at the Hutong last week Thursday. It was my first time going to any hutong far less The Hutong! Not only did they come out and find me when I was lost, they taught me how to make the most AMAZING Thai green curry from scratch! Awesome experience! Definitely worth a visit. Helpful, genuine... More

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I had the great pleasure to work with members of the Hutong's Educational Team and create a wonderful wellness based high school experiential trip. The team at The Hutong were amazing to work with, not only because of their enthusiasm, passion and willingness to go above and beyond, but because of the genuine interest the team took in understanding our... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I went on a half-day course in knife skills and learned how Chinese cooks use a single huge chef's knife for all food preparation, from boning a chicken to extracting seeds from red peppers. The tuition was in fluent English, and we prepared, cooked and then ate a very tasty meal. This is a great way to experience some of... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Since I came to Beijing I have been visiting the Hutong. I have joined almost all cooking courses, fabulous, the culinary tour, a great experience, the tea course super as well as the courses with Alex Tan. If you are visiting Beijing it is a great thing to do. Combine it with the Lama Tempel and your day will be... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I completely recommend The Hutong! Not only are they located in a very traditional Hutong neighborhood courtyard , which gives you a taste of old Beijing, but the staff is very friendly and their classes cover everything from cooking classes, market tours, food crawls, local comedy and some of the very best in TCM with Alex! Make time for this... More

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Morristown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I recently went on 2 different Hutong bike trips, and both were great - and highly recommended. The first was to Ningxia in June, along the Inner Mongolian border - a very scenic area, with wide, sweeping vistas - like the American south west. Last week we were in Yunnan, in Southern China, along the Burma border. It was a... More

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