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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

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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Pleasant shopping area

The Main Street is S luguo alley lined with a variety of shops and restaurants. Some unique but also lots of repetition. It's packed with locals and tourists. I thought was very... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Main Street is S luguo alley lined with a variety of shops and restaurants. Some unique but also lots of repetition. It's packed with locals and tourists. I thought was very pleasant and a nice environment day or night. Worthwhile strolling left or right into the various Hutongs to explore old Beijing and find some less touristy spots. Definitely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Very crowded with local and foreign tourist. Good to walk through this "hutong". It is a narrow alley. Lots of shops, eateries bars and live music. Some traditional architecture. Good area to explore. If you like walking and can get the direction correct you will see a beautiful Drum Tower at Gulou West St and head towards the Qianhai Lake

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

You can easily pass a morning or afternoon here, on the main street there are a lot of cool shops to take a peek. If you already ride on a rickshaw, probably is better to do it by foot, the prices here are too high.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The area is lovely, you can see the old city here. A lot of old shops and nice things to buy. It can get quite crowded but its still worth it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We loved this area and spent a few hours walking around in the afternoon. We then came back at night and had a meal and popped into a few different places for drinks. The last bar was really great and had a fantastic guy playing guitar and singing. I loved his voice and wished I could have stayed longer. When... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is where you will really feel like in old world China. Lots of unique places to eat and odd and cute shops to buy stuff. It can get crowded but you can find a quiet way around. People aren't really pushy here to sell you stuff as it's pretty laid back. Wandered around for a bit and found the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

It is CROWDED so be careful of pick pockets. However, each stores you walk by are pretty unique! But that's not what makes Nanluoguxiang great, it is the hutongs connected to this street that makes you feel like you are in China. The hutongs have more authentic stores and bars and less people!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Super nice! Yes full of tourists ( well nice places usually are ..) i reccome d you cone here andeat in a very nice place wich is the restourant bar of the hostel!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The main street of Nanluoguxiang is a narrow street, crowded with shops and people eating. Get off the main street and wander in the quieter side streets where shops juxtapose with residences. It was hot and humid when I visited last week and I was more receptive to offer of a rickshaw ride by a neatly dressed woman manning a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice shopping street with lot of ethnic stuff in small shops, eateries and icecream shops. I found many interesting innovative knick knacks to carry back home here!

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