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Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #43 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Tours, Neighborhoods, Shops
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
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... more » 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. « less
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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's packed with cool little gift shops. But the food is a little more expensive the other places. But the stores sell cute stuffs, a great place for souvenir shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had terrific fun here. Enjoyed it so much we changed accommodation to stay right on this Hutong! Rooftop bars, blues/jazz pubs, great hostel, amazing pancakes (at least that's what we called them) for breakfast, all in a wonderful location in relation to the rest of the city. Must see and do. Pay a bit more for popularity, but nothing above... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. We heard mixed reviews about the Hutongs and there are quite a few to choose from and we chose well picking this. A narrow street lined with houses shops, cafés and street food sounds dull but it wasn't it was a hive of activity. There were strings of pretty red lanterns lining an interesting mix of old... More

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New York City, New York
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Though I don't like shopping, I came to love Nanluoguxiang. It is a narrow hutong street, about 800 meters long, that is filled with touristy shops, street food, and crafts stores. By evening, it gets VERY crowded, but unlike the crowds at other attractions, I really enjoyed the one at Nanluoguxiang. There are many tasty foods to try, and it's... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to Nanluoguxiang in June. Though the weather is quite hot, but it proved to be quite a pleasant experience at Nanluoguxiang. I think Nanluoguxiang is a great destination to kill time. Though there many interesting shops to discover. The main street of Nanluoguxiang is quite busy with many visitors. While there are also several Hutongs to visit. In... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It’s a food-and-shopping street and basically a hangout spot. For food, there are cafes and restaurants along the way, as well as stalls where you can buy snacks; for shopping, a mix of souvenir/trinket shops, clothing shops, things like that. It was very hot and crowded when we went, with both tourists and locals. I think the crowds are part... More

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Being a Beijing local, NLGX is def one of my favourites too. I used to hang out there and Gulou (Drum Tower) area almost every week. Nothing in particular, just walk on the street, check the shops and watch people, or find a cafe to sit down and watch people more. Maybe it’s the complex from a local Beijing, as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's like some shopping streets I've been to in other major cities. Like Takeshita street in Tokyo. It's a big Chinese teenager hangout. Lots of shops and cafés etc. worth a look and stop and get coffee somewhere. Took about 1.5hrs. Glad we went. Great people watching again!

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Shenyang, China
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nanluoguxiang is one of the most visited tourist destination in Beijing. It's located exactly at Nanluoguxiang MRT Station. You can find wide range of snack from yogurt, milk tea, to fried chicken fillet (Shihlin), and also lots of souvenir shops (expect high price tags). It's a very nice and lively place to visit all day long. I visit this place... More

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Guilin, China
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It used to be the oldest and most charming Hutong in Beijing until it was renewed as a commercial street for tourists. Along the 2.5-km walk, you can see shops, shops, shops and cafes, cafes and cafes, besides restaurants and restaurants.... One thing worthy a trip here is Wenyu Yogurt Shop (文宇奶酪店). The waiting line can last for meters and... More

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