Mix of history, fashion and shops, Nanluoguxiang is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing. Hutongs refer to the old style alleyways where large numbers of one-story courtyard houses are located in Beijing.
Nanluoguxiang is a big hit with tourists. There are many bars in Nanluoguxiang and it is an ideal place to eat with plenty of different establishments offering western food such as pizza and coffee.
As an alley of amazement and happiness, Nanluoguxiang is popular both among domestic and foreign tourists.
Bell Tower had been rebuilt and burnt down for several times, now it stands 47.9 meters in height and covers an area of more than 6000 square meters. And it is famous for its resounding tone.
For more than seven hundred years, the Bell Tower has experienced many vicissitudes, the ups and downs of life's fortunes. The surface of the bronze bell in the Bell Tower shows a scar left by the bayonets of foreign invaders.
With a long history, Drum Tower is the symbol of ancient Beijing building. During the wartime period after the September 18th incident, an exhibition on the second floor of the Drum Tower showed a large map of China with a Japanese flag and rifle bayonet pointing to the Northeast. When the Drum Tower was set up, it was equipped with 24 drums, only one of which has survived. The other 23 were destroyed by the Allied Forces of Eight Imperialist Powers in 1900.
Altar of the Sun
Also known as the Zhaoritan, Altar of the Sun is located in Chaoyang District. Just as its name implies, the altar was the site of imperial sacrifices to the God of the Sun. This complex reflecting the ancient believing that the sky is round, the altar is surrounded by round walls.
Altar of the Earth
For some four centuries, Altar of Earth was the sacred place where the emperors Of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the God of Earth.
The original Altar of Earth is surrounded by two square enclosures, both painted red and surmounted with yellow glazed tiles.
Except these, there are many other historic sites in Beijing. Go with us and enjoy the culture of old Beijing during your visa free Beijing tour.