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The Hutong

No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 10007, China
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Ranked #39 of 246 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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East Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We attended the Basic Stir Fry cooking class at The Hutong, and I found it very illuminating. Now we can good stir fry that tastes authentic. The whole of The Hutong concept is great. We learned a lot of things about China that we couldn't have with out them. Thanks Hutong!

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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took a rickshaw ride to see this interesting part of the city. Its the old neighborhood in transition with the new world. We went to a home that opened its doors for us to see how they lived. An artist owned it who sold bottles that were painted from the inside. Interesting.

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Beijing, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I took part in The Hutong's cycling tour of Yunnan and it was one of the highlights of my time living in China. Not your typical tour - we stayed in local's homes in villages that rarely see tourists, cycled through some stunning scenery, did a cooking class where we learn Dai minority dishes and visited a tea factory. The... More

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

Having lived in China for over 8 years, I've had my fair share of tours around China. But yesterday's tour of The Forbidden City with The Hutong just blew everything else out of the water. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable about local Beijing history and Chinese history in general and was wonderfully friendly and confidently answered all of our questions.... More

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st. louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arranged for a private market/tasting tour of the tea market with Phoebe and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was very interesting to learn all about the varieties of teas and see the large market. We had the opportunity to sample a number of different types, learn a lot, and shop (for tea, teapots, accessories, etc.) to whatever point we desired. Phoebe... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Hutong is a gem in Beijing. You can really immerse yourself in the Chinese culture through their programs and cooking classes. Located in an authentic Beijing hutong, just getting there is an experience. Make this a place on your Beijing travel schedule.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A 2-3 hour cooking class (in English) with an entertaining and knowledgable "guide/chef" and several other individuals. We learned how to cook Sichuan dishes with shrimp and chicken. The whole class was fun and the food was amazing. You can order drinks while you sit and cook. The Huton is in a good location, make sure to go up to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took this class whilst in Beijing and it was fantastic. The atmosphere was great and our chef Miya was extremely friendly, patient and clear. She took the time to go around and showed us individually the different methods of making the dumplings. She also had an assistant who was a little bee working in the shadow, making sure we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved the private Hutong tour! Jeff, our comical tour guide, shared a wealth of knowledge about each historical location complete with costume changes and intriguing "characters." Great way to see this part of the city! Definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I did the dumpling class with Sophia. It was a great day she was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this. Beautiful location and we learnt so much!!! Hands on class for any cooking enthusiast.

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