Historic Walking Areas in Beijing

THE 10 BEST Beijing Historic Walking Areas

Historic Walking Areas in Beijing

  • Traveller favourites
    Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
  • Traveller ranking
    Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveller reviews.
Types of Attractions
Sights & Landmarks
Sights & Landmarks
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
47 places sorted by traveller favourites
Showing results 1-30 of 47

What travellers are saying

  • Jazzy Jay
    Toronto, Canada63 contributions
    This is a must see in beijing. dont forget to check out both palaces. there is a summer palace and old summer palace. i like the old summer palace better. its more beautiful in my opinion.
    Written September 4, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mari
    72 contributions
    This is a great long weekend getaway from Beijing. it is less than an hours drive. I went here with a group of friends during Christmas time. We had such a fun time! Walking aournd is like being transported back a few hundred years. It is so sweet and beautiful. The area also has hot water springs resports, massage, ice skating, and easy acess to the Great Wall. The Great Wall that is at Gubei is the only part of the wall that is open at night. It is a beautiful time to go up to the wall. I hgely recommed this as a short getaway from Beijing.
    Written November 15, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ceetom1
    Chino Hills, CA383 contributions
    Visited here in November before it got too cold. Came here after visiting the nearby drum and Bell towers, so there was enough to see in the neighborhood. There were places to eat and window shop with a nice easy vibe (NOT too crowded but by no means empty). There is a nearby lake where we saw tourists getting a ride in a covered bike by locals.
    Written January 9, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • André K
    Hefei, China209 contributions
    This street is a great place to walk around especially in the evening. Nobody is pushing you to buy anything. The scenery is beautiful and there are so many shops and restaurants.It was an enjoyable experience!!
    Written December 20, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Sarah
    Selangor, Malaysia46 contributions
    Because I went there during winter, so it was really cold up there. There are quite a number of temples at the first phase. As you go further up, there will be also temples.
    Written January 21, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Traveller_Oldie
    East London, South Africa268 contributions
    We stayed overnight for 1 night on our way to Lingshan Mountains. Lovely little local village with some interesting sights. Great area to stay to explore the surrounding mountains and villages. Many different dried fruits on offer.
    Written October 7, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Carthage D
    Martin, TN828 contributions
    This is what would be considered an upscale hutong by Chinese standards. It was originally built by the brother of the emperor. Structures are more substantial and a better building quality than your normal run-of-the-mill hutong.

    The houses intermingled with the local shops make for an interesting walk. Twenty or thirty years ago most of Beijing looked somewhat like this.

    The shops are neat to browse through and the neighborhood folks are friendly.
    Written March 14, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • carlosymarce
    Ronkonkoma, NY214 contributions
    We took a rickshaw around the hutong and got to see how some locals live.
    Very tight little streets with shops and old homes. Also the riverside with restaurants and bars was very cool.
    Written September 23, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jeefer J
    Zhengzhou, China73 contributions
    This was what I expected Beijing to be like, or more of it than is left.
    Here is only a small part protected from old Beijing. Everything else has been torn down and replaced with “bigger and better“. We went on a tour to a family for dinner and asked a few questions.. Saw the way things were “once upon a time”. Enjoyed the Tai Chi in the courtyard and seeing a Cricket Trainer (yes, the insect cricket). Wandering round he Hutong restaurant district was also a nice Chang elf pace. They still have the pedicabs but I think here is a long wait for them. Interesting to people watch.
    Written October 31, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • penny_shopping
    Turku, Finland12 contributions
    It would be nice to take off at Zhangzizhong metro station to Dongsi hutong. The atmosphere is quiet and nice there though the weather was pretty cold (-10 degree and windy) on the day when I visited it.
    Written January 8, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • LG_Kay
    Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
    I arrived via Nanluoguxiang 南锣鼓巷 Station, lines 6 & 8, visited this hutong and then proceed to Shichahai 什刹海. This stretch of alley was rather quiet, as the majority of local visitors congregate along the touristic Nanluogu south-north alley. I wanted to visit the Wan Rong’s Former Mansion (No. 35 & No. 37) & Keyuan Garden (No. 9). Unfortunately, they were closed, with signs “No visitors allowed”. I suppose they are now private properties.
    Written October 21, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • trgoben1
    Greenville, SC450 contributions
    This section of the wall is rather short but popular especially at night because it is lit up and accessible. The entry can be walk up or cable car at the base of Gubei Water Town which is a very nice new development with great hotels, restaurants and shops. If you go early in the morning you will probably have the Wall by yourself which is pretty cool.
    Written May 28, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Daniel A
    Beijing, China32,963 contributions
    We have decided to make this an annual trip because of how pleasant it is. We look forward to this time of year in Beijing as the heat and humidity has finally passed and before it begins to get cold. The weather is perfect, the water is flowing and the villagers are fantastic and hospitable. If you are looking for an escape from the city life of Beijing, you can’t go wrong visiting the Miyun Bai River.
    Written September 7, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Beijing