Beijing Hutongs Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Roy
Quality Verified Registered on November 01, 2021

Ni Hao! My name is Roy Li, a professional English tour guide and I have the English guide certificate issued by the Beijing government. I have been a tour guide and tour operator since 2010! I do Free Walking Tours and Private Tours (Great Wall Tours & Forbidden City Tours & Transportation Services to Great Wall & Airport pickup or dropoff Service & Night Tours and so on). I can tailor different Tours according to your needs. We can be friends on Wechat:+8615810187037 Beijing is famous for its long history. I am really happy to share everything about China with my travelers, come and see China with me !

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Meet your guide at the metro station: line 8 Nan luo gu xiang station exit E.
Please bring Chinese yuan cash and passport with you.

A trip to Nanluogixiang Hutong brings you back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) when the earliest hutongs and courtyard houses along Nanluoguxiang started to be built. The 800-meter long south-north Nanluoguxiang Hutong is lined with numerous trendy bars, yummy restaurants, unique hostels, lively themed stores and itirant vendors. Its vernacular courtyard houses, grey-colored, accompanied by old trees, showcase the solid books of Beijing's traditional architecture.

Move on to Drum Tower. stop outside for pictures. Drum Tower dating from 1420 is sure to bring you back to the old Beijing.

Continue to feel Beijing long history by walking along Yandai Byway. Walk along Yandai Byway ( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), a quaint 800-year-old hutong located between Yinding Bridge and the south of the Drum Tower, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), hence the name.

Passing through Yinding Bridge (Silver Ingot Bridge), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichahai area with surrounding quiet hutongs. Seeing the west mountain here is known as one of the eight old Beijing wonders.

Continue to walk along Qianhai Lake and Houhai Bar Street. It used to be part of the old Grand Canal of the Yuan Dynasty 600 years ago. And now it is circled by the former palaces of ministers, temples, well-kept Siheyuans (quadrangle) as well as residences of celebrities in the past.

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    China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 地...
    China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 地安门东大街85-2号东西30米 邮政编码: 100009
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    Meet your guide at the metro station: line 8 Nan luo gu xiang station exit E I will hold a card with my name"Roy Li" on it. Please bring Chinese yuan cash and passport with you.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Gina 20 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I happened to have a private tour with Roy. He explained a lot to me about the hutongs, Chinese culture and gave me a lot of food tips (and all of that in perfect English). He could answer all my questions about China! Thankyou for the great time Roy, I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Christian 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The tour was very informative and enjoyable. We certainly wouldn't have enjoyed the city in the same way without it! Super!!
Livia 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Wir hatten einen sehr informativen und spannenden Rundgang mit Roy. Man merkt, dass er die Tour mit Freude macht und er beantwortet jede Frage gerne und ausführlich. Kann ich jedem empfehlen,
James 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
A fun and informative tour!
Angel 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Fue genial, explicaba todo muy bien y tenía experiencia propia en la ciudad
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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