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Beijing's Old Hutongs Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Pass By: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Most of old Beijing, like the Forbidden City, was built in the 1400s in the early Ming dynasty. The Drum Tower is much older, dating back to the 13th century Mongolian Yuan dynasty and the reign of Kublai Khan.

Pass By: Baochao Hutong, South of Andingmen Wesst Road North of East Gulou Street, Beijing China

The Baochao or “Precious Money” hutong is an appropriate name – things are a little busier down there, with more shops and bars, such as Modernista on the corner, an expat bar with live music, great cocktails, and swing dance every Wednesday.

Pass By: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing China

The Confucius Temple was built in 1302, and officials and ordinary folk alike have paid their respects to the Great Sage here for centuries. Confucius went out of style during the Cultural Revolution and old temples like this were looted and sacked by gangs of Red Guards.

Pass By: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

Yonghegong, which literally means “Harmony and Peace Palace” – was built in 1694, and it’s one of the largest Gelugpa or “Yellow Hat sect” Tibetan Buddhist temples outside of Tibet itself. Of course, there are Han influences in the architecture too, and in fact the original function of this building was as a residence for court eunuchs, before it was converted into a monastery in 1722.
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Departure Point
1 Qianjing Hutong, Shi Cha Hai, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100005
Return Details
Ramo Food Bar, R A M O Can Ba, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lifetime access to Beijing's Old Hutongs tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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By: VoiceMap Audio Tours
103 reviews
Seguin, Texas
Couldn't get connected
I was very excited to be able to go out on my own and enjoy the sites at my own pace but downloading the
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San Francisco, California
Fun, fact-filled audio tour!
I'm a local, and really enjoyed this audio tour! Some visitors recently asked me to give them a tour of Japantown,
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Elwood, Australia
Short and sweet tour
This was great. So easy to do with your phone and when the tour started, your could put your phone away and hands
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London, United Kingdom
It may be me, but I just didn't get on with this at all. It kept telling me that I was lost and I couldn't see
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Stockholm, Sweden
Waste of money - have a nice lunch at Books & Beans instead
This tour didn’t really add anything that you couldn’t have googled when you were standing in a place in Aberdeen.
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Couldn’t use the audio tour
When we arrived at the Gardens and presented the information for the audio tour, the people behind the desk didn’t
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Nobody at address, no returned call
My wife and I booked this tour online. We couldn’t find either address given. They never returned my call. Nothing
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Bremen, Germany
Great experience
This tour gives you the opportunity to see many lesser known parts of this neighbourhood in Prague. I enjoyed
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Nice personal stroy about a woman but not many details about the city
At the beginning of the tour, you get some interesting facts about Bergen in the late 16th century, about the live
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Convenient and Value for Money Tour
This sight seeing tour was the only available option on the 26th Dec when the tour bus was not operating. It was
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Worth it!
This was my first audio self guided walking tour and it was great! Especially enjoyed it because we were in York
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Chicago, United States
Heidelberg 2020 Adventre
Really enjoyed the walking tour. We went at our own pace and listened to the information several times if needed.
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kent england
Entertaining Tour
My daughter and I really enjoyed following the informative and interesting commentary around Vienna, which pointed
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Pataskala, Ohio
Off the Beaten Path
This is weird. Our guide explained that the purpose was to shock people back to church. The bones of 10's of
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Kathryn O
Provo, Utah
Good for a laugh and information
The writing isn’t great, so two college friends had a good laugh at it, but there was a lot of great insight into
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