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Address: No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 100007, China
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Phone Number: 15901046127
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The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the...

The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes to tea workshops, to walking tours for the intellectually curious traveler, and much more.

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Fantastic dumpling making class

I took the dumpling making class here at The Hutong. My teacher was Yao and she was wonderful. So very genuine and clearly loved her job which made it a pleasure to be taught by... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took the dumpling making class here at The Hutong. My teacher was Yao and she was wonderful. So very genuine and clearly loved her job which made it a pleasure to be taught by her. We learned to make the dough, roll it out, combine the fillings and then fill the dumplings and fold them. Yao came around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A "hutong" is an old lane or alley. The name comes from a Mongolian word that means "well." Back in the day, villagers would dig a well and then build their homes around it. This was one of my favourite experiences and I regret I didn't have more time to wander through the area/neighborhood. Perhaps you'll have more time to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you walk around on foot and stay away from Rickshaw rides. Otherwise a really nice area with many shopping and dining options.

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The Marina, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and exiting. Our guide Phoebe was very knowledgable, flexible and accommodating. We learned a lot and had great fun. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to learn more about this great Chinese tradition and purchase some well priced quality teas directly from the farmers.

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Hallett Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a university study tour and it was one of my highlights. Both the knowledge of Chinese culture and food was outstanding

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the Hutongs with a guide and spent about half a day. This is a great opportunity to see Beijing differently. Please note that if you decide to go without a guide, it can be tricky, this place is a real labyrinth, even our guide got lost at one point…

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took two Chinese cooking courses and was very impressed with both. The teachers were knowledgeable and answered loads of questions. The experience was fun and now I can cook a few different recipes at home! The staff are super nice too. The location is cool, nestled in a road full of hutongs and a close walk from the Lama... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was fascinating to see the Hutong and learn about old China. So much of Beijing is modern now, but going through the Hutong is like stepping back in time. When going through, you need to keep an open mind since it is not at all like what people from the United States are used to seeing. We stopped at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing to learn that most of Beijing was covered with buildings similar to those found in Hutong. We took at modern-day “rickshaw” to tour the neighborhood, and learned about the gray buildings, the types of people who lived there, and how you could tell their status from the statues in front of the doors. Imagining people attending to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group was taken to someone's home for a meal. The area is the older section of Beijing and very quaint. The roads were very narrow and we had to travel by rickshaw, which in today's age is a pedaled cycle rather than the old fashioned kind. But the food was stupendous. This was the first full day of... More 

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