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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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Traditional architecture

It's a beautiful alley with old hutongs. Shopaholics will love this place, just bear in mind that everything is very expensive there.

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Vientiane, Laos
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Beijing. The crowds and pollution can be overwhelming, and if you're there during the summer, the intense heat is unbearable. So I was so relieved when I discovered Nanluoguxiang! It's a beautiful part of town with traditional architecture and cute alleyways. There are lots of cute shops and restaurants.... More 

3 Thank Mike G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It is commercialised.... there are places selling churros, ice cream, egg tarts, juices and toasts... there are also small boutiques selling beautiful clothes (pricy), little stationary trinkets and good quality souvenir... the Main Street branches off to a number of hutongs around the area... which are interesting enough. It seems generally busy, but even more so over the weekend. Easier... More 

1 Thank MYKong
Tacoma, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I told my wife that we were going to stay one night in the Hutong and she thought I was nuts. When we first walked down this alley to our hotel, even I was surprised at how nice and upscale this place was. What a great way to spend our last night in Beijing, touring this wonderful little area! They... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This street is frequented by tourists especially during afternoon and evening. The street is known for dining and shopping. There are also two hostels in the area: Beijing Downtown Backpackers, and Peking International Hostel. You can also buy souvenir food and other items here. What I truly like about the place is its historical touch, where you'll have a glimpse... More 

1 Thank Dibyne
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hutong alley is over commercialized and is now just a shopping street. Extremely crowded too. Better to walk around the houhai area.

1 Thank RightAngle
Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It's a beautiful alley with old hutongs. Shopaholics will love this place, just bear in mind that everything is very expensive there.

1 Thank olabubu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 831 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nanluoguxiang is one of the oldest hutongs and has the most complete example of old-style courtyard dwelling. Easily accessible by subway, it is becoming increasing touristy. Stroll the streets, take a rickshaw or rent a bike to explore the narrow side streets. Filled with retail outlets as well as residential houses, this is an interesting area to visit.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

While in Beijing on a Viking River Cruise, we were taken into the hutong in Old Beijing. We were told that the hutong means "narrow alley" and that describes our trip. There we were assigned bicycle-driven rickshaws (holding 2 people each) for a tour of the hutong. This was a less-than-prosperous section of the city, with laundry (and ducks, in... More 

3 Thank John L
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is an old alley with traditional architecture. A very good place to stroll along. There are many nice shops selling trendy items, nice bar, local street foods in food court concept, international famous food from Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand etc. at the end of the street you can find many nice restaurant. Many local youngsters visit here too.

1 Thank Wai C
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nanluoguxiang is situated on the east of the central axis and it was built almost the same time as the Yuan dynasty in China. It has a really long history, of more than 740 years history. Furthermore, it is 8 meters wide and the total length is 787 meters. Nanluoguxiang is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in Beijing and... More 

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