Hutong Tour

Hutong Tour, Beijing

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas • Observation Decks & Towers • Religious Sites
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elizabeth r
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Hutong Tour including lunch, booked with cruise 1st
Nov 2019
Thought this tour was extremely overpriced. The experience of having lunch prepared and served in a local home was quite good. The so called 'famous cricket man ' who provided the entertainment opening and letting out a couple of crickets was a waste of time. The best part was when the owner played his Chinese musical instrument outside after the lunch.
Written December 8, 2019
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Alliohna
286 contributions
Great afternoon with a local family serving lunch
Aug 2019
We came here on the 2nd day after arriving to China, it was nice to see the old-fashioned and historic part of Beijing. Everything else in the city is pretty much modern. We had lunch with a local family, where we had a cooking demonstration and then a very tasty home made food. That part was really lovely too: to be allowed to see how people live their life. The hosts (husband and wife in their late 60s) talked about their family and their home, we asked them a lot of questions, they were so genuine, it was so sweet.
Written December 7, 2019
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK814 contributions
Waste of money
Oct 2019
DId a small tour on the rickshaw but it was a complete waste of time. They kept getting snarled up, loads of people in the way and so slow. Hardly saw a thing.
Written December 6, 2019
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Paddy M
Sunshine Coast, Australia67 contributions
Do it for the meal experience
Oct 2019
Nearly didn't go on this tour as I thought a bit too touristy. The rickshaw ride certainly is but the surrounding lakes and old style Hutongs were nice to see. Meal and entertainment at family house was terrific. Recommend.
Written November 6, 2019
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Paul A
Wollongong, Australia2 contributions
Rickshaw ride and dinner at Hutong.- Must do experience
Oct 2019
We did a rickshaw ride around the Hutong district it was fun going through the backstreets seeing how the locals live,visiting shops and seeing the sites around the lake. It gave us another side of Beijing and a fantastic experience.
Later that evening we enjoyed a typical Chinese dinner with a family in their Hutong which was over 500 years old. The meal was fantastic and it kept on coming. During the evening we were entertained by old and internationally acclaimed Chinese man who raises and trains crickets and grasshoppers. Cricket training goes back centuries. They were trained to fight and were part of everyday living centuries ago the Chinese and past Emperors also kept them not only for entertainment but also for gambling.
Written November 1, 2019
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Paul E
Adelaide, Australia209 contributions
Hutong Rickshaw tour was a waste of money.
Oct 2019
Sadly for us, our tour guide arranged this segment to start at 4.20pm. Not smart when the rickshaws finish at 4.30pm. We literally had less than 10 minutes on the ride and paid full price. The drivers were so keen to finish that we literally rode through the hutong area for less than 10 minutes, unable to take any photos and were dropped at the end point wondering what we were supposed to have experienced. I am sure at the right time of the day the ride would be good but this day it was a total waste. You are better off walking.
Written October 31, 2019
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Jeefer J
Zhengzhou, China72 contributions
Enjoyed it
Oct 2019
This was what I expected Beijing to be like, or more of it than is left.
Here is only a small part protected from old Beijing. Everything else has been torn down and replaced with “bigger and better“. We went on a tour to a family for dinner and asked a few questions.. Saw the way things were “once upon a time”. Enjoyed the Tai Chi in the courtyard and seeing a Cricket Trainer (yes, the insect cricket). Wandering round he Hutong restaurant district was also a nice Chang elf pace. They still have the pedicabs but I think here is a long wait for them. Interesting to people watch.
Written October 31, 2019
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,889 contributions
Way to Rest
Oct 2019 • Friends
Our tour group all experienced the tour. It was interesting and several scenic photo opportunities existed. But without any tour guide input during the tour is missing. You are left to speculate exactly what you are seeing.
Written October 27, 2019
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Milligate
Croydon, Australia244 contributions
easy fill in an hour
Oct 2019
if you want something to fill in an hour or so the Hutong tour is interesting & unique to Beijing. spend longer & have a meal
Written October 24, 2019
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Ray G
Australia930 contributions
Rickshaw ride and meal in local home and pretty lake and lots of shops
Sep 2019
We went here as part of a TripADeal tour. It including a rickshaw ride that was ok, followed by walking tour near the small lake, then an hour to spend in the shopping laneway, and ending up with a nice dinner in a local home. The dinner was nice but we didn't really have much interaction with the local family. The rest was of the day was ok. THere was an ATM at the bank that accepted our cards so that was a treat to get some cash. THere was also a western public toilet in the area that was also a treat.
Written October 9, 2019
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