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I wanted to go and explore the hutong of Beijing to find out exactly how people live away from the broad boulevards and avenues, the grand hotels, the upmarket shops and the luxury and ostentation that China has embraced from the West. These are the...More
Discovered this street when taking a slow route away from the Confucius Temple.
What lovely place. Designer shops, delightful coffee shops etc etc
Wish could have found time to get back several times
PS The TA map position is way, way, way out.
We started with a rickshaw ride through the Hutong, a traditional Chinese village. It was so interesting seeing these style of living compared to the apartment buildings which so many Chinese are living in today. There was A LOT of great shopping and food here....More
This is not a real shopping street. More a nice walk among old hutongs converted to minimalist industrial style cafes and tea ceramic shops and a few boutiques. Not very long but can combine with a few attractions near buy, temples, ditan park etc. Different...More
Wudaoying may not be as big a fanfare as Nanluoguxiang but is a must visit for a quieter and more relaxing affair. Highly recommend a meal at Barblu. Incidentally many young Chinese couples have their wedding shots taken there.
Maybe steer clear if you’re not Asian or don’t have European features. We were followed closely around multiple stores and told not to touch anything (clothing) even when we had an intention to purchase items. I personally like to feel clothing items before purchase or...More
We thought that this area would be more picturesque. A lot of the buildings were marred by cables and airconditioning units. In the square, men were playing Mah-jong and several rickshaws rattled through the streets.
Some of the area was attractive though and it was...More