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Instagrammable Beijing Hutong Photo Walk

Beijing's centuries-old hutongs are still the heart of the city, but are rapidly being modernized beyond recognition. Let us take you to explore the most beautiful corners of authentic hutong alleyways and courtyards. Up your Instagram game and discover a veritable feast for the eyes in hidden corners and rooftops, with a side of history and culture.

On this hutong instagrammable photo walk, your acknowledged local guide is also your personal photographer, who is experienced with the best angles, poses, and framing at each location.

per adult from




3 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Get 1 signature coffee/drink at a hidden rooftop coffee house
    • Soda/Pop - A local soft drink
    • Get 9 professionally edited pics of yourself after the tour
    What's excluded :
    • Any personal cost occurred during the walk

  • The Hutong photo walk includes dozens of photo stops while walking through authentic hutong alleyways, plus a hidden rooftop coffee house and a local shop for refreshments.

    No special equipment is needed for this tour. Most guests use their mobile phones to take pictures. Cameras of any kind are also welcome and your guide will help you take photos.

    Some mazes are more beautiful to be in, rather than finding a way out. In 1213, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian army besieged Beijing and burned it to the ground. 50 years later, his grandson Kublai Khan ordered the construction of the capital of his new empire to be built in its place, centered around today's Drum Tower.

    Unlike other imperial Chinese cities that organize neighborhoods by social class, Kublai's new city was to be organized around hutongs, the Mongolian word for water wells. Horses needed to be watered, after all.

    See life continue to thrive in those hutongs as they have for 8 centuries, and wander down the maze of alleyways you truly need to be lost to find. Unbeknownst to the Ming city planners, it's still here where the riches of life in Beijing are, and always have been, just waiting around a corner (or three.)

    Stop At:

    • Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
  • Departure Point :
    Nanluoguxiang, Nan Luo Gu Xiang, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Lost Plate

Activity ID: V-7494P22

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