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Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ranked #36 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Biking Trails, Shops, Tours, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Dating back about one thousand years, these neighborhoods of narrow...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Biking Trails, Shops, Tours, Cultural
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 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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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

An excellent place to be in!. Strongly recommended. Lots of stores selling souvenirs, arts & crafts, gift shops, clothing & lined wz lots of cafes & restaurants(local & western) plus 2-3 hostels. FM 1 end to the other ... approx. 800mtres. Station is Nanluoguxiang(Line 6/8). It's the only place in Beijing that has it's hutongs preserved & restored. It dates... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I like NLGX much more than Wangfujing. There are many quaint cafes and the hutongs which criscross it lends it much character. There is a popsicle place called Moderns which is quite good, and in one of the hutongs, i found an excellent small eatery selling chuan'ers at 1 Yuan apiece which was great! The eatery also sells various dumplings... More 

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Hong Kong
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the good: it's a nice place where you can easily spend a whole afternoon wandering around, eat snacks and drink coffee; here the whitings are still well preserved; this is a historical shopping street; nowadays you can find all sorts of "modernized" trendy shops (not the usual tourist stuff), restaurants and bars; many shops with own design (from clothes to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We accidentally happened into this area, having booked a hotel in a hutong along this street and not really knowing the area at all. It was a pleasant surprise when we got there to see the myriad food and shopping options. The street was constantly alive with people. In addition to the varied local and western food options, several restaurants... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located in central Beijing, a Hutong fill with small shops and bars and snack shops, and tourists, very crowded but interesting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

it is a street combine the trendy stores with the historic atmosphere..the bars and restaurants are nice place to relax and chat with your good friends or the travelers!!

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a must see place if you want to shop for souvenier and eat at the same time. There are many wonderful shops and many delicious food to eat or snack. You might want to spend at least 4 hours to walk through the alley. But beyond that, it is a stroll to absorb in the view and feel... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been many times to NLGX and while it is a restored hutong area, it is NOT the place to go to see people living the old hutong way of life. It is a wide alley/narrow street and no matter what season or day I have been there, there are always a LOT of people. The shops house lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Naluogu Xiang is a very crowded lane and most of the visitors as far as I observed were local students and young people as well as tourists. In addition to restaurants and snack bars, there are plenty of art shops. One of the art shops impressed me a lot. It sells a variety of handicrafts, all of which are made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoyed NLGX the most in Beijing.. area is near Yandaixie St and Shichahai, both awesome places to take a look around. I loved this place. Must go!! Didn't fall into the tourist traps of the trishaw riders though.

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