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Address: Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Dating back about one thousand years, these neighborhoods of narrow...
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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Great place for buy the present

It's a great place for shopping the gift/present and you can see the old alley. besides you can walk to the Gulou and bell tower. If you want to see beihai you can walk from this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you want to stroll without a rush full of things to try, buy and see, it's best on sunny weekends. It changes completely after sunset, turns into a bar street with shops closed, but yet having a nightlife of its own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a great place for shopping the gift/present and you can see the old alley. besides you can walk to the Gulou and bell tower. If you want to see beihai you can walk from this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Nanluoguxiang hutong is not significantly different from other market streets, but it is nice. Lots of shops, restaurants, nice old buildings. Houhai and the drum and bell towers are nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

No tour needed for this area, take the Beijing subway (metro) to the station of the same name. One of the exits takes you out to the entrance of the market, the other exit is just across the road so no need to worry if you go out of the wrong one. Lovely little shops, good for souvenirs especially the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This has been recommended, and apparently we are not the only ones that perceived this as a "quintessential old time Beijing experience", "authentic", "riveting" - just among the few adjectives generously sprinkled all over the Web. Even without these expectations, objectively - this can certainly be skipped. Not authentic by any stretch, not old time anymore, not riveting, nor even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I went to Nanluoguxiang by myself while on my school-trip in March. The narrow streets and easy access to the hutongs were absolutely wonderful and the little shopping-street packed with all the different little booths and shops were very interesting. I found that this area had almost everything for all tastes; toys, sovenirs, various street foods and vendors that overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is the most famous hutong area in Beijing,it is very close to houhai(the rear lake). perfect palce for foodies because you will find different kinds of foods from all around the world.if you walk a little bit into the hutong,you will be surprised that inside the door,there is nice space,some are restaurants,and some are cafe.after this,go to Houhai by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went on a rickshaw tour organised by our guide which cost 240 yuan which only lasted 30 minuets. Visited one new front door and an " old " courtyard house with a talk about the family who lived there. The side streets were not very interesting, no local shops and very few people and lots of parked new cars. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited Beijing on the Labour Day long weekend. It was very busy with many locals. There are many shops, restaurants and bars along the main Hutong. We stopped at one of the bars and had lunch and a drink and then walked some more. We came back again on the Tuesday and were able to enjoy shopping without the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Worthwhile to come here as you get an idea of what the hutongs look like up close. There are so many to see and experience. You can spend as much or as little time here as you wish. The North south street named Nanluoguxiang has lots of shops to wander around but veer off this Main Street to get an... More 

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Address: Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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