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Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ranked #35 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Biking Trails, Shops, Tours, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dating back about one thousand years, these neighborhoods of narrow, twisting streets represent the “real life” of Beijing, where passageways connect to courtyards of traditional compact homes. Pedicab tours of the hutongs are popular tourist attractions that normally include the Drum Tower, courtyard neighborhoods and Prince Gong's mansion.
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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a must see place if you want to shop for souvenier and eat at the same time. There are many wonderful shops and many delicious food to eat or snack. You might want to spend at least 4 hours to walk through the alley. But beyond that, it is a stroll to absorb in the view and feel... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been many times to NLGX and while it is a restored hutong area, it is NOT the place to go to see people living the old hutong way of life. It is a wide alley/narrow street and no matter what season or day I have been there, there are always a LOT of people. The shops house lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Naluogu Xiang is a very crowded lane and most of the visitors as far as I observed were local students and young people as well as tourists. In addition to restaurants and snack bars, there are plenty of art shops. One of the art shops impressed me a lot. It sells a variety of handicrafts, all of which are made... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoyed NLGX the most in Beijing.. area is near Yandaixie St and Shichahai, both awesome places to take a look around. I loved this place. Must go!! Didn't fall into the tourist traps of the trishaw riders though.

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is crowded, noisy and lacks any charm. You have to barge your way through crowds of people with your arms crossed in front of you if you want to make any headway. The stores are full of trinkets that are over- priced. Food is also fast food and not tasty. Do not waste your time or energy. Go to... More

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western australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice, hip neighbourhood with quirky shops and eateries, we went there on a weekend day and it was extremely busy, the place you want to be seen in. Very touristy and probably overrated but we enjoyed watching the crowds from the rooftop terrace of a restaurant with a bite and a beer. You should venture around the main street to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is where they say are some of the last remnants of Old Beijing, and some of the few hutongs they have preserved. There is a lot to see, eat, and buy on this street, but the crowds were overwhelming. With my lonely planet book in tow, I did their self-guided Hutong tour. It was one of the best decisions... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Walk towards the Hutongs and you see all the Rickshaws all lined up awaiting to take you on a ride around the Hutongs. Ours had been arranged by our tour guide as we needed 12 in total. We climbed in and we were off. The rider spoke reasonable English and even offered to take photos of us. Our total ride... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I call it an alley, because it didn't seem wide enough to be a street, but I give you that it is a wide alley. The important thing is that it is a pedestrian "street" , but once in a great while an obnoxious driver will drive his car down it. (Slowly though honking his horn as he goes). There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I actually had the advantage of staying in a hostel directly in the middle of Nanluoguxiang, so of course my experience of this street and the whole area might be a bit different from that of somebody who just come to see it for one evening. It is true that Nanluoguxiang is terribly noisy and packed with tourists (both foreign... More

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