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Nanluoguxiang Hutong of Beijing, China

Nanluoguxiang (South Gong and Drum Lane), one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards, as well as the bars, cafes, clothing and handicraft shops there.

This 768-meter-long south-north central lane has 16 hutong branching off the central lane, giving each side 8 hutong. Located between Gulou Dong Dajie (Drum Tower East Street) and Di'anmen East Street, this quaint street boasts many cool shops offering silk shawls, handicrafts designed by local artists, and trendy T-shirts featuring images of everything.

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Yet Nan Luo Gu Xiang is more than just a chic place to buy some Chinese-inspired gifts for friends, but also a mirror perfectly showing Chinese architecture of the Yuan Dynasty.  

Shop recommendations:

  • The Pottery Workshop, at No. 23 Nanluoguxiang 

  • Grifted, at No. 32 Nanluoguxiang 

  • Plastered T-shirts, at No. 61 Nanluoguxiang

Address(English):Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing
How to get there:

Bus No. 13, 118, 612, 823

Other information:
  1. Shops open at about 10am and have variable closing times.
  2. Nearby attractions: Houhai Lake and Drum Tower East Street (Gulou Dong Jie)


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