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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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Busy hutong shopping area with traditional architecture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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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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lancs, uk
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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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Beijing Region, China
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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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Address: Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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