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The Hutong

Address: No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 10007, China
Phone Number: 15901046127
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Ranked #37 of 309 Activities in Beijing
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We recently toured the Hutong via Tour Beijing (see my separate post about them) and just loved it! The Hutong is a cultural treasure of Beijing that is rapidly disappearing due to development and is a must-see while it still exists. We opted for the rickshaw tour (plenty of drivers are available all day long) and when it is chilly... More 

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thehutong, General Manager at The Hutong, responded to this review

We're glad that you are as concerned about historic preservation as we are, but there seems to be a misunderstanding regarding your review. This page is for The Hutong, a private company and cultural exchange center located in Beijing and not the hutong, a noun which translates roughly as "alleyway" and refers to the several hundred alleys which criss-cross the... More 

Guysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a week with The Hutong in Beijing. We were blown away by the individuals who guided us through our adventure. To a person, they were attentive, patient, energetic, and competent. Everywhere we went our tickets were waiting, meals were ready and on the table, and the transportation was clean and safe. We were all sad to leave... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were in Beijing for a week and did all the normal tourist stops. Looking for something different, we stumbled on The Hutong meal experiences as a highly-rated activity in Beijing. My wife and I enjoy cooking at home so, based on the other reviews, we decided to book in for a meal. We had Sophia and were in a... More 

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thehutong, General Manager at The Hutong, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our cooking classes. Sophia is indeed a wonderful teacher. While we do accept credit cards and debit cards issued by Chinese banks, PRC banking laws make it very difficult for small -- non restaurant, non-hotel -- business like ours to accept cards from foreign banks. We apologize for that inconvenience. Hope you had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This class was so well put together and Michelle Tang (our instructor) was great at being clear, informative, and most of all FUN! Even with a full group she worked with each of us if we needed help and gave us examples to follow during the class. We learned so much in such a short time, had fun, and left... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did dumplings with Miya, and the entire program was wonderful. We were sent detailed instructions to get to the Hutong, they are very useful. Walking around the dark alleyways can be disconcerting ( not from a safety aspect but from a directional one.) about a 5 minute walk from the nearby subway. There were 9 in our class, a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our group of 4 signed up for the Xiao Long Bao class with The Hutong and had such a blast! The class was well organised, and savouring our hard work at the end of it all was a wonderful treat. Definitely a must try for foodies when you are in Beijing!

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East Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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