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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
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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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Leisurely tour from back of a rickshaw

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hutong promises to show the old quarters of Beijing. The main street is very crowded. It is riddled with all kinds of cafes, kiosks selling different kinds of food and beverages and souvenir shops, and you find yourself making way through throngs of people eating and drinking while walking. It has eight different lanes shooting off from the main... More 

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Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our Tour guide outside our set plans decided to take us to the Hutong area he was born in and have a rickshaw ride. Each member of the group was placed in a single bicycle rickshaw and we wound our way through the alleys of old Beijing. Quiet and restful from the hub bub and organised traffic chaos outside; old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was a part of our tour package. It is not something you would choose to do and spend money or time on otherwise. Yes it is interesting to tour the narrow streets and see the limited sights of Hutong. But quirky, fun, a different experience and that is what travelling is all about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My husband and I went on a Rickshaw ride around the Hutong neighborhood in May this year and really enjoyed seeing the old town, we were taken up the many narrow lanes under the huge trees and saw all the old building's where people still live today. We then went to a locals house "Mr Wong" and had a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is the trendy place to go in the hutongs to eat street snacks and people watch, complete with hostels catering to westerners, and Starbucks. I appreciate that the area is one the few hutong areas left in the city that was not demolished, but there is really not much soul left of the former neighbourhood. Good easy access from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Nanluoguxiang, or Nanluo Ancient Alley, was busy. Tourists after tourist. Shops remodeled in the their ancient architecture lined up on the two sides of the half-a-mile-long alley. If you just go through the main hutong, or alley, you do not need to come over here. If you come here looking for delicious food or for shopping, you might want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The hutong is made up of old buildings and cobblestone streets that are now filled with cafes, bars, and craft shops. There is a good variety of souvenirs that are not trashy or touristy. There are rickshaw rides but remember to bargain. In the summer sometimes the smell hear the toilets is strong but they are clean.

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