Beijing hidden gem – Nanluoguxiang

(Last Updated On: 14/03/2017)
During my stay in Beijing I visited most of the popular tourists attractions: the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace or the Temple of Heaven. They were all nice and so on but so overcrowded with tourists. But on my last day in Chinese capital city I found myself on a small, cozy Nanluoguxiang, South Gong and Drum Lane. This 800-meter long and over 800 years old alleyway is considered as one of Beijing must see places yet it wasn’t very crowded and what’s most important there weren’t any organized tours with loudspeakers to be seen around!


Nanluoguxiang is full of bars, cafes, small boutiques, not your typical souvenirs shops or places full of useless cuteness. If you want to try snacks and drinks from all over the world that’s also the place to be. The street is full of people strolling down slowly and exploring all that Nanluoguxiang has to offer. And there’re definitely a lot of different things to see there.

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I didn’t expect I’d enjoy this place so much. Before visiting I thought that’s just yet another China Town style street (like Qianmen Dajie for example) that wouldn’t get to me. Oh how wrong I was. Right after stepping into the crowds wandering around I immediately felt under the charm of Nanluoguxiang and now I can call it my fave place in Beijing.



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    22/10/2012 at 08:32

    Oh, that looks like a nice place! I was planning to go there when I spent one day in Beijing on my way back from Warsaw, but I didn't go in the end as I was too tired from the flight… Now I regret it. :D I am planning to go back to Beijing though, so hopefully I'll get another chance. :Dxxx

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