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“Nice little street”
Review of Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguxiang
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4-Hour Private Old Beijing Walking Tour: Hutong...
Ranked #7 of 309 Shopping in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We found this to be a nice place to do some souvenir shopping and people watching.

To have dinner or a drink in one of the restaurants and bars in this area it may also be a good idea.

Thank Mihaela_Canja
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you can, pay a visit at the hutongs in beijing. It will give you an idea on how the city was build and how communities integrated themself.

Thank ROSER3
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Easy to get to - has it's own subway stop - then you take your life in your hands crossing the street as anywhere in China. A lot of shops with the same old junk side by side BUT it also has a number of unique shops such as Woo - a genuine and fairly expensive silk store and my favorite, The Antique Porcelein Jewelry store with is authentic and expensive and totally worth going to. You'll get a certificate of authenticity along with which dynasty the pottery turned to jewelry came from. Prices anywhere from $30.00 to well over $1000.00. There isn't any negotiating here but you'll get some very nice pieces if you enjoy jewelry. They also have a number of other unique Chinese shops with ceramics, handmade handbags and others. Fingertip Art has handbags handmade by the families affected by the Chengdu earthquake of 2008 and they are spectacular and reasonably priced. Much better experience than the fake markets (Pearl and Silver Steet).

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a nice area to walk after dinner and enjoy some drinks. If you want to try street food then go there around 6 and there are lots of street food for you to try out at very cheap price but cash only. The place get a bit crowded about 8 with cars and bike trying to get through. Don't know why they still allow car, beware of pick pocket here as will get very crowded in some section where people line up for food.

Thank Bill133
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took the standard rickshaw tour of the hutong. I was hesitant at first to ride in a rickshaw; it felt a little politically incorrect. However, it turned out to be good fun. Our driver raced other drivers down the narrow streets, making a game out of it. The actual hutong tour was conducted by an English-speaking guide. He explained the traditional layouts of the neighborhoods. It was especially clean and tidy. At one point a well-dressed Canadian woman walked out the gate of one of the courtyard residences. The guide explained that that particular hutong is owned by a foreigner. It confirmed our suspicions that this was a rather gentrified hutong.

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