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Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you want to see how they used to live in the past go past the hutongs and some are small living like that with shared bathrooms on the street .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was a fantastic place to wander through, grabbing some great street food to snack on and just enjoy the ambience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Elegant place, traditional small houses and shops to buy odds and ends. Small food corners with authentic Chinese delights. Have cash with you. Difficulty to communicate in English...

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I spend a few months a year in China and love spending time in its ancient villages. Thus when I heard that the Hutong area of Beijing was essentially the village from which Beijing grew, I eagerly visited the area. To my disappointment, the vast...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Wander into this small streets and alley and glimpse into the traditional house and way of life. Away from the very modern Beijing. No doubt a bit of getting used to it but you come away appreciate more on Beijing and life.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Itravel0ne
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Had fun seeing the old hurting. It’s a very smart area that this was preserved. Some nice, small, old family homes, shops. Worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I am happy that I visited the Hutong area. Also, I took toured an individual complex and learned a lot during the tour. The tour afforded me a look into the traditional living style in Beijing and how difficult life can be. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Shijia Hutong is close to Dengshikou station, and handy to Wangfujing. If you're staying in this area, it's worth visiting. It's a pretty tree-lined street, with a small museum in one of the old courtyard houses and a couple of gift shops that have quality...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Selsy
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful old hutong with loads of traditional elements and Chinese character. It also has a very informative Hutong Museum and The Red Wall Garden Hotel is a great place to have a meal in their open air Courtyard Bistro.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank alpineheath12
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were with a guide and walked around this area along the narrow streets and lane ways. It was lovely just to wander and take in the history. The tiny houses were fascinating with their old doors and roofs. It was a shame that our...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Ola B | Reviewed this property |
Hey, Sorry for the late reply.. We were travelling there by foot in the morning and evening another time so can;t advise you about bikes but It's not complicated at all you can do it n your own!