Attraction Da Hu Tong Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi China 100018 Published on: 02-08-2016
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Why Beijing Goldfish Hutong is special ?
Goldfish Hutong is located in the Dongcheng District of Beijing. It is 567 meters long with the Dong Dan North Street on the east and Wang Fu Jing Street on the west. The Goldfish Hutong is a street in Beijing that combines the functions of sightseeing, entertainment, refreshment, and culture. Hutong means narrow street in Beijing. Many of Beijing’s old narrow residential streets are being preserved from development. The Goldfish Hutong is one of them, but it is now a modern shopping area with tall hotels. It is near other Hutongs with different emphases and shops. The Goldfish Hutong is set up to be a tourist attraction. It has a theater and restaurants. It is a place to be entertained, eat, and shop.
What to explore at Beijing Goldfish Hutong?
Ji Xiang Opera
This small old theater was first built in 1906 at the end of the Qing Dynasty era. It is said that it was built by a eunuch to be a tea house and theater. It now shows films during the day. There is some small theater or entertainment.
Dong An Market and Tian Yuan Pickle Shop
The market is south of the hutong. At the Tian Yuan Pickle Shop you can buy pickles. Pickles were important in the diet of Beijingers, and older residents still love to eat them as part of their meals. There are many different kinds and flavors of pickles to choose from. There is a roof under which people take shelter during a storm.
At Dong An Men Dajie to the west of Jinyu Hutong, you can try the “street food.” These are sold by the people at small stands and shops. There is a variety of cooked meats you can try such as cooked lamb or cooked seafood. This is a chance to try food you might not be able to find in other places. The candied fruit is a local snack.
The Goldfish Hutong is right at the center of Beijing. It is near Beijing’s most famous highlights. The Palace Museum and the Beihai Park are about 2 kilometers west, and the Heavenly Temple and the Museum of Natural History are about 4 kilometers south.
Around it on the street, other attractions include the Dong An Market, Wan Fu Restaurant, He Ping Hotel, and Taiwan Hotel. You might also want to shop at the Gold and Silver Hutong.
China Highlights can help you customize a tour to visit Beijing Goldfish Hutong and other highlights in Beijing.
How to get to Beijing Goldfish Hutong?
Buses: 106, 108, 110, 111, 116, 204, 614 684, or 685 to Mishi Street
Subway: Line 5 to Dengshikou, Exit C
- Different emphases and shops
- Sightseeing, entertainment, refreshment, and culture
- A modern shopping area with tall hotels
- Some small theater or entertainment
- Best place to entertain, eat, and shop.
Da Hu Tong Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi China 100018
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This was our third time in Beijing, and that time we experienced something totally different. We spent a afternoon to explore the Goldfish Hutong, a famous street in Beijing. The street was great for walking around, seeing some stores selling unique local products or enjoy best food of China. Best time ever in Beijing. If you have more time, dont miss such an interesting street!