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Address: Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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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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This is a quaint shopping area in Beijing that looks like it's unchanged from the Qing Dynasty. There are even hutongs if you take the time to explore. It's a good area for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It wasn't a very pleasant day went we visited Nan Lou Gu Xiang-raining heavily, a rarity in China. However, it was rather fascinating to visit the place which still has some of the very few remaining Hutong's in Beijing, even if it has been heavily commercialised. Although a lot of the old houses have been converted in shops and small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good atmosphere. It is a very, very crowded place, full of little nice shops, fast food places and restaurants with live music. It is all made up for tourists, but it is interesting to see how the young Chinese people spend their leisure time. The surrounding hutongs deserve a walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A great Hutong not far from the Forbidden City. Great shopping and eating options. Just a fun place to get a feel for a real Chinese experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love the exploration of the quaint alleys and the traditional ancient houses. People are friendly, just that public toilet is not easily accessible in those alleys.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a great place to try exotic foods, see really cool stores, buy nice souvenirs, etc. The best part is even if you don't want to buy anything, it's still fun to just walk around and see all the cool stores there are. There are maps everywhere so it's hard to get lost. However, there are many people.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a quaint shopping area in Beijing that looks like it's unchanged from the Qing Dynasty. There are even hutongs if you take the time to explore. It's a good area for a quick visit but I did find it a bit too touristy and commercial there. I felt like all the shops were selling things I could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sister & I got the subway, very easy 2 use & train stopped right at Nanluoguxiang road. We went in the evening street & archeitecture were wonderful. Loved the quirky shops & street traders. Spent hours just exploring & checking out the bars. You don't really need to spend much money-enjoy the sites & people. Had dinner at a western... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fun place to visit were locals and tourist shop. They have preserved old buildings and architecture so the sights are more than store fronts. They have some bars, restaurants and counter fast foods. The roads are narrow so expect lots of people crowding those streets. We went in July so extremely hot. Maybe try early morning or later evening. Stores... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I visited Nanluoguxiang with friends in the summer so the weather was extremely hot but that did not stop alot of people visiting this street. Contrary to what I originally expected of more cultural orientated merchandise and goods, there were alot more vendors offering the usually mass produced souvenirs and tokens. However, there were a exciting array of food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Nanluoguxiang street is really fun to shop for souvenirs and try various snacks. Stop by the Peking Cafe for a drink or lunch, it's a nice break. Checkout the store NGLX near the end of the street which is conveniently accessible by subway. Then take a hutong tour and end in Houhai and enjoy a dinner with live music... More 

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