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Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #37 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Shops, Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Tours
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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Midlands
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The street leading to the Hutong sells trendy and cool bits. However at the Hutong, although the buildings looked traditional they were actually far from it. Shops selling food and drink and souvenirs. They were also repeated further down the street - the same juice shop, the shop selling churros etc etc. Found it too commercialised and would prefer to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Love and hate this place ... When not a long weekend ... I enjoy the photography aspect of this place. On a long weekend. OMG ... Wall to wall humanity. Be prepared to push shove and get lost in the crowd.

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Hawaii
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a great area to take photos, but it is a more commercialized hutong. They even have a Starbucks halfway down the street. There are a variety of shops/eateries all along the street. The subway station is at the south end of the street, so it is easily accessible. The subway is easy to use (instructions also in English)... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is my favorite spot in Beijing. It has so much to offer, a lot interesting stuff you get here. Selection of good is fantastic. Two of my favorite restaurants in Beijing are located here. Spend at least 4 hours to explore this place, you will get a lot of unexpected surprises here...

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Fuerteventura
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Simon our guide dropped us off here after our Great Wall and Summer Palace visits. The street itself was very crowded and it did not seem to be very authentically Chinese but we managed to escape the crowds temporarily by having a desperately needed coffee in a Starbucks (that says enough about how local this street and area is) located... More

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