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Famous Hutongs

Nowadays, although lots of hutongs were demolished for giving way to the development of modern Beijing, some high-prized hutongs still have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural heritage, such as famous Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Yandaixie Street etc.

The following hutongs are the must-see places for visitors:

Mao'er Hutong Nanluoguxiang Hutong (South Luogu Lane)

Nanluoguxiang, also named South Luogu Lane, is one of the oldest alleyways in Beijing. It is an 800-meter long North-South alleyway with cafes, bars, and shops all designed in classical Chinese ‘hutong’ style. With a history of over 800 years, Nanluoguxiang has become a hotspot of attraction reported by Fashion magazine.

Yandaixie street Yandaixie Street (Tobacco Pipe Lane)

Yandaixie Street, also named as Tobacco Pipe Lane, is one of the oldest streets in Beijing. It begins from Di An Men Wai street and intersects with Xiao Shi Pai Hutong and Yaer Hutong. It is in the direction of Northwest-Southwest with a length of 232 meters (760.96 ft). The street connects the three important tourist attractions: Di An Men, the Bell and Drum Tower and Houhai.

Hutong nightview Other famous Hutongs

Now Beijing has more than 1000 Hutongs in existence. The Hutongs running through each others vertically and horizontally forms a unique sight of old Beijing. Hutongs are best preserved in East, west side city and Qianmen areas which are the best places for tourists to explore the culture of Hutongs.

Beijing Tours With Hutong

Pick up from your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am → Drive to Beijing Zoo for the lovely Giant Pandas → Yonghe Temple, the largest Lama Temple of Beijing → Visit a Chinese traditional handicraft silk carpet factory → Have lunch at a local Beijing family's house→ Touring through the Hutongs of "old Beijing" by rickshaw for two hours, visit the traditonal courtyard, maze-like lanes and bell towers etc. → A short exterior visit to the main Olympics' Venues --Bird's Nest and Water Cube → Enjoy tea ceremony at a China Tea House → Transferred back to your hotel.   Read Details
This tour features taking you to discover more exotic mysteries about the locals' life style of Beijing. Besides, it provides you with major lures of Beijing. For instance, you will visit Tian'an men Square which is the landmark of the nation; Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace will lead you to the history and culture exploration of China...   Read Details
This tour will lead you to experience the ancient Beijing and modern Beijing. You will visit Tian'an men Square which is the landmark of the nation; Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace will lead you to the history and culture exploration of China; you can also have a trip to Badaling Great Wall; At South Luogu Lane, Hutong walking tour would let you know more about the locals' life style...   Read Details
Let us take you on a magical tour of Beijing that offers colorful activities and amusements for children and parents, a dynamic metropolies where the rich heritage of old meets new provides a living culture of diverse contrasts and excitement. In this tour, you will explore details of must-see attractions, meaningful activities in Beijing. It is not only satisfy your eyes by visiting Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City...   Read Details

Top Beijing Attractions

  • Badaling Great Wall: This is the best-preserved and most imposing section of the Great wall is approximately 3,741 meters(2.3 miles) long and was of great strategic importance in ancient times.
  • Temple of Heaven: This temple complex is an architectural wonder featuring the triple-roofed "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest" where the emperor went to worship heaven and pray for the coming harvest.
  • The Forbidden City: One of the world's most beautiful architectural complexes, this served as China's imperial palace for almost five centuries. Its massive scale and majestic design are overwhelming.
  • Summer Palace: Once serving as the imperial summer getaway, it ranks as one of the most visited and most classical gardens in the world. It's size and splendor will leave you a lasting impression.

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