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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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“hutong area”(22 reviews)
“cool shops”(6 reviews)
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Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nanluoguxiang is one of the oldest neighbourhoods with traditional architecture in Beijing; located east of central axis. which has over 740 years history. Though this place is overcrowded and shop owners are too commercial, Its a must visit place in Beijing

Thank Sherpa56230
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan on taking a bike or letting someone bike you around. Fun location to eat, have a beer, shop and just enjoy the lake, the people and the view! We had trouble finding the entrance because we took the wrong subway, but we noticed dozens...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to Beijing on Nov 2018 What street/area in Nanluoguixang can I shop for CHEONGSAM & QIPAO chinese traditional dresses?? I don't want to walk all over the place. I prefer nicer streets and NOT the "run-down/ dirty" streets THANKS

Thank janechew2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be an ancient housing alley which was face lifted & restored into a shopping belt. The ancient architecture are pretty much left intact & transformed to modernity with tree-lined pavements. Will more than one kilometer to shop & eat till you drop,...More

1  Thank BH255
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

There are lots of people here - but that’s China! This place is lovely outdoorsy clean place, just crowded. Nice good quality stuff - in silver, paper, silk. Seemed like a fixed price place. Walk around and enjoy the vibe.

Thank rasna s
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Nanluoguxiang is one of the hutongs the government transformed into a bougie shopping street catering to tourists (my mother pointed out a Maoist slogan painted onto a wall that is now near completing its fade into illegibility, which I thought nicely and inadvertently captured the...More

3  Thank Eudaimonia25
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a pedestrian only street and a favorite among locals. Lots of small shops and food stalls on the main street and at times can be very crowded. There are alleyways branching from the main street where you could find small cafes and bars....More

Thank Phrym
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Hutong is the local folks residence. There are still some Hutongs near Nanluoguxiang, you may explore by biking or rik-shaw. The subway station is right next to the attraction. It’s not only a tourist favorite, it’s also a popular hangout spot for local young people....More

Thank Soxblue
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Yes, I was warned it was touristy,but it was touristy in a good way. There were things like postcards available to buy and trinkets. The food smelled great though we didn't stop to eat. We went on a week night around 6 pm and it...More

Thank AverageJill727
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Very cool place wanted to look in every little stall but so busy! Worth the visit though I went back for a second visit. Caught the train there with my 10 yr old daughter

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August 8, 2018|
Response from RJ M | Reviewed this property |
At least until 10pm
August 8, 2018|
Response from Soxblue | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what kind of shops you’re looking for. In general, souvenirs, clothes shops close at around 9-10pm. Some restaurants and bars may past mid night to 1 or 2am.