Nanluogu Alley (南锣鼓巷) - Things To Do in Beijing - LikeALocal Guide

An alley where the old
and new are mixed

Nanluogu Alley (南锣鼓巷)

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Why locals love it

Nanluoguxiang is one of the most famous Hu tong in Beijing and it is now like a place of must when foreigners and outsiders visit Beijing. It’s becoming more and more modern and international as it was renovated during the October of 2016.The transportation is convenient, you can choose various ways to come to Nanluoguxiang, like buses or bikes.

Why you should visit it

The greatest charm is some sudden discoveries and unexpected surprise that are often hidden in the noisy street, at the street corner in Nanluoguxiang. There are lots of former residences of Chinese celebrities around Nanluoguxiang, “mysterious, deep and amazing” can describe these unprepossessing courtyards in some residential areas.

Special tip

There are lots of handicraft stores and snack bars for you to seek out. Double-skinned milk, candied fruits and frozen yogurt are tasty local snacks.

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3 Comments

it's traditional, but a bit too much cleaned up for tourists.
John
Local
October 16, 2018
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.
fabio
Local Expert
March 2, 2018
A famous Hutong, well if you have time you can come and visit when you finished your visiting of Houhai park
steve
Local
August 15, 2017

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