Welcome to Nan Luo Gu Alley
The last weekend I went to Nan Luo Gu Alley.There are many old and famous shops and a lot of dilicious food.Now I want to introduce them to you.I am sure that you will love this place.
First, we will begin with an old and famous shop
called Wen Yu cheese's reputation.It has a long history, although Beijing is the birthplace of palace cheese,and other cheese shops are full of the streets,only Wen Yu cheese's reputation has big queues. But I must say their cheese is realy nice.When the cold and delicious cheese in to your mouth, as if your whole body is melted.And I think you like the feeling that your mouth is filled with sweet red bean or fresh concentrated juice.
Then I will introuduce another food, Pancake
fruit. It is the most famous street snacks in Tianjin.The citisens usually have it for breakfast. It is made of mung bean noodles pancakes, eggs, and Fried dough sticks. And they also put pasta sauce, green onion, and the chili sauce in it. So I think it also can provide adequate nutrition.
In Nan Luo Gu Alley, I also find a snack comes
from Taiwan. Its name is Chinese Style Fried Chicken or called Salt crisp chicken. It has a planty of tastes, like cheese flavor taste,salt and pepper taste, spicy taste, and so on. When you eat the chicken,you will fell that its skin is Crispy, the chicken is tender and succulent, and the smell of it will full of your mouth. There are many other shops waiting for you.
And there are many other delicious snacks you can choose.
My speech was over, I believe that you are having a strong mind to go to Nan Luo Gu Alley, or even feel a little hungury. So what are you waiting for?Just bring your friends to Nan Luo Gu Alley and enjory these delicious snacks.
South Luogu Lane 南锣鼓巷Also called Nan luo gu xiang Nan luo gu AlleyNan luo
guxiang Hutong.History South Luogu Lane is 786 meters long and 8 meters wideconnecting Gulou East St. on its north and Di’anmen East St.on the south. South
Luogu Lane was built in 1267 when YuanDa Du was constructed and was a component of the marketarea in Yuan Da Du’s urban layout which had the imperialgovernment built in the front the market area at the back theimperial ancestral temple on the left and the sacrificial altar onthe right. The lane was part of the ZhaoHui Community in theYuan Dynasty and served as the dividing line between theZhaoHui community and the JingGong Community in the MingDynasty. It was under the jurisdiction of the XiangHuangBanner during the years of Emperor Qianlong and belongedto the Left III Community in the late years of Emperor Guangxuand during the years of Emperor Xuantong. During theRepublic of China years it belonged to the Inner V Community. The Lane was called “Luoguo Lane” in the Ming Dynastydue to its “Luoguo” feature
with the middle part higher thanthe two ends. In 1750 the lane got a homonymic name of“Luogu Lane” and was divided into South Luogu Lane andNorthern Luogu Lanenow within the Andingmen Community.The name of the lane remained “South Luogu Lane”
duringand after the years of the Republic of China. The hutong wasbriefly called “Huihuang St.” during the Cultural Revolutionand later regained its current name. South Luogu Lane was built under the architecturalconcept of “residential blocks”– with the
lane serving as thecentral line dividing 8 parallel hutongs on each side henceforming the outlook of a fish bone or a “Wugong”. Thus thelane was also called “Wugong Lane”. South Luogu Lane is theonly remaining traditional residential area in China that stillfully preserves the chess-board style layout of hutongstypically found in the Yuan Dynasty with its scale quality andhistorical value unmatched by any other lanes. South Luogu Lane was among the first 25 areas listed forhistorical preservation by the Beijing Municipal Government inNovember 1990. Currently within the South Luogu Lane areaone site has been listed for national level preservation 11sites for municipal level preservation and 9 sites for districtlevel preservation. With its impressive historical and culturallegacy South Luogu Lane has become an attractive area fortourism and cultural creativity in the ancient capital Beijing. Today South Luogu Lane is among one of the oldesthutongs around and has a history of over 800 years. This near800-meter long North-South alleyway is filled with bars cafesrestaurants artsy little shops souvenir shops and cuteboutiques. Its worth to spend an hour or two walking throughthe little alley ways and hutongs around it.Location: South Luogu Lane is situated at Beijing’sDongcheng
District near the Drum Tower with its northern endat GulouDongdajie Drum Tower East Street Walk East alongGuloudongDajie about 10-15min past the Drum Tower and lookout for the street sign pointing the way to the hutong on yourright-hand side. and the southern end of Nanluoguxiang canbe found at Dianmen East StreetCreative and fashion shopWalk through nan luo gu xiang you cant help to exclamationthe ancient culture and fashion could butt so perfect. Duringthe day you can feel some old Beijing flavor like: hutongquadrangle courtyard and during the night you may wander inthe unique creative shop or optional choose your favoriteitems. Someone said Nan Luo Gu Xiang did the thing that sanlitun has not done.1 / Wen Yu cheese shopIn the alley of Nan Luo Gu Xiang if you find a group of peopleline up outside a shop dont be surprised in line to buy WenYu cheese had become a landscape of Nan Luo Gu Xiang.Located in the Nan Luo Gu Xiang 49 the Wen Yu cheese shopis not big it just has a brown signboard two red
wooden doora few pieces of simple table but it is still very famous. It is saidthat the shopkeeper here was a master craftsman and hisancestor is the aulic chef’s disciple. Up to now they still insiston their daily limit they just sell a certain number of cheesesevery day.2 / band-aids 8“Band-aids 8” is a T-shirt shop which condensed the
Beijingcharacteristic the boss Jiang Sen Hai is a English boy whomigrated to Beijing. He loves Beijing and he designed T-shirtsto show his love to Beijing. There are many special thingswhich we hadn’t seen for years in his shop such as: enamelred basin old sheet toys childrens tricycle the first a subwayticket in Beijing these things can either become indoordecoration or become T-shirt marks here.3 / pottery workshopLocated in the Nan Luo Gu Xiang 23 the pottery workshop isa good place to realize art dream. Its headquarters located inHong Kong and the company now owns many young artists.The products are original and creative it is really a great placechoose gifts.4 / passer-byOpened in 1999 passer-by is undoubtedly the firstrestaurant to become famous in Nan Luo Gu Xiang .Thebushes and trees are luxuriantly green and the shade of thetrees covers the stone roads. No matter how noisy the streetoutside is the small courtyard always maintains the quietatmosphere and the vicissitudes of life. The bosses are acouple of famous backpacker so here also becomes a focalpoint for backpackers all over the world. The traditionalsiheyun classical furniture mellow coffee have become awonderful memory for numerous tourists.The two kinds of pizzas that are initiated by themselves--shish kebab pizza and kung pao chicken pizza areunforgettable and unique. Sitting at a table near the windowyou may wonder: who regards you as a part of the sceneryAnd whom do you regard as a passer-by in your life5 / Chuanyun
bookstoreLocated in the Nan Luo Gu Xiang No.111 Chuanyun bookstore have been set up for 12 years .You can find many olddiscs here and professional art periodicals which makes herea Mecca for artistic young and movie fans.6 / Guitar BarIt is difficult to imagine that we are able to enjoy suchwonderful guitar melodies in the space of 7 square meters.Perhaps it is the best distance to listen to the guitar music.Their playing and singing show the broken-heart love andunrepentant youth. Two guitarists give up their excellentworking environment and come here to keep their own tasteand understanding of music going on just to entertain othervisitors who love playing the guitar. The visitors’
hearts beat atthe same speed of the strings without their consciousness.At Nan Luo Gu Xiang more than 100 stores are busy doingbusiness such as “Single Eyelid” Bar which only acceptcustoms with single eyelid a T-shirt shop called “BellyButton” “12 square
meters” Bar which is the smallest one inBeijing etc. Shopkeepers think that showing their creativitiesand moods is more important than how many goods orcommodities they sell. Shopping here is not only for fun butalso to enjoy life. Walking into Nan Luo Gu Xiang you will bethankful that such a lane can be preserved in the middle ofgorgeous urbanization of Beijing where Beijing elements filland stretch. This alley which is both old and modern is famousfor its charm of permanent development as time going by. Wehave to say that it is a miracle. Even if walking out of Nan LuoGu Xiang the atmosphere of it still remains on the corners ofyour clothes. It is worthwhile for us to explore and memory thebeauty of Nan Luo Gu Xiang forever.Bar StreetNan Luo Gu Xiang is a distinctive bar street in Beijing. It is inthe most well-protected siheyun area. The whole bar street ismainly to traditional flats. There are red lanterns hanging infront of the door. The decoration style is traditional andguileless which conforms to the atmosphere that was broughtby siheyun. Differ from sanlitun houhai most of the bars
arequiet harmonious and natural. Though it is located inprosperous area it is far from bustle. Nan Luo Gu Xiang ismore relaxing and more close to life. Most of the guests areforeign visitors the future star students from The CentralAcademy Of Drama and mature bars lovers. The guests herecan experience old Beijing siheyun atmosphere enjoy thetime being away from the noise and be relaxed. They can readbooks or work on the laptops or have afternoon tea withfriends or even discuss official business. What deserves to bementioned is that every bar in Nan Luo Gu Xiang offers freeWi-Fi. Most of the food and drink in the bar is quite cheap.They also offer different kind of exquisite snacks both inwestern style and in Chinese style. The bar owners andwaiters are all very friendly and all of this will make you feelquite comfortable just as at your home.
How are you, welcome you to Peking to travel, I am your guide DAVID.
South the gong and drum lane is one of the most ancient street of Peking areas, also 25 slices of old city sanctuaries within row programming in.South gong and drum lane south north alignment, northern drum building east avenue, south ground eastern avenue in Anne door, all grow 786 meters, the breadth is 8 meters, and dollar mostly(1267) the same period Be finished, is our country the only complete conservancy wear dollar generation beard together courtyard skin texture, biggest scale and tallest grade, the resources enrich most of chessboard type the traditional people reside area.
In the dollar mostly in space bureau in the city of "left Zu right agency, the noodles is backward city", the south gong and drum lane is "empress city" to constitute part.Dollar southern gong and drum lane the figure is a , take the south gong and drum lane as stalk line, the east side region belongs to Zhao to return to workshop, west the side region belong to a respectful workshop of Jing.The Ming Dynasty belongs to Zhao to return to respectful workshop of Jing.The Manchu dynasty belongs to inset Huang Qi during the reign of Qianlong, the Guangxu last years of the period goes to Xuan Tong Nian to belong to inside left 3 areases.The republic period belongs to inside 5 areas.The thing is each to have 8 beards together tidy arrange, present "the fish is bone-like in shape", again like a "centipede".Therefore, the south gong and drum lane is also called "centipede lane".From the south to the north, west 8 beards of the noodles are together a blessing Xiang beard together, hemp fiber beard together, rain son beard together, hat son beard together, view sun beard together, sand well beard together, black sesame beard together, front the drum building Yuan beard is together;8 beards of east together stir-fry a bean beard together, plank factory beard together, the east cotton beard together, northern troops and horses department beard together, Qin Lao Hu together, front circle boon temple beard together, empress circle boon temple beard together, chrysanthemum son the beard is together.These beards together have no name in Yuan Dynasty, the name is what Ming Dynasty hereafter turn into to come gradually.For example chrysanthemum son beard together, the Ming Dynasty makes son beard in the bureau change to call afterwards together orange son beard together, Manchu dynasty generally just call chrysanthemum son beard together, behind continue up to now.She inside the workshop is the basic unit that Chinese ancient times lives area organization, is also the basic unit of city planning construction.Previously Qin is called "inside", "Lyu" or"neighborhood".Since North Wei, appeared the form of address of "workshop".Tang Chang-an, is at that time in the world the biggest city, the whole citieses totally set up 108 workshops.Mostly the dollar programming still continued the inside workshop system while designing, the whole citieses is divided into 50 workshops, the of workshop and workshop is a spacious straight and even streets and lanes, as if chessboard.
Ming Dynasty, row Peking as 28 workshops, two workshop merger calls "the Zhao returns to respectful workshop of Jing".The Manchu dynasty belongs to inset Huang Qi.The south gong and drum lane once called Luo pot lane, 《the whole city whole diagramses 》s drawing for Qianlong 15 years(1750) change to be called south gong and drum lane.
The southern gong and drum lane street area north in nowadays is a drum building east avenue, the south is the eastern avenue of Anne door, the west is the avenue outside the door of Anne, and the east hands over a south avenue.The piece that is rounded to match by this 4 streets is mostly exactly a dollar of two shops.Take the south gong and drum lane as boundary, the east is "the Zhao returns to workshop".The west is "Jing respectful workshop", the south gong and drum lane is the boundary lane of two streetses.
Tang dynasty Chang-an of inside shop already depletion, dollar mostly inside workshop the structure change in more than 800 years of history in, have been everything is completely changed as well, but, south gong and drum lane region but still extremely and completely conservancy wear dollar mostly inside the history of the workshop loose to save.Beard together the structure and form is so complete, the beard official residence from the same the inside various form system, house hospital is versatile.Really is it may be said Peking thou all a cake of in the appearance keep complete"jasper".
In Peking in blazing hot summer a rare light drizzle falling thick and fast cool afternoon, I another time arrive at the south gong and drum lane.The south gong and drum lane at the last few years drive vogue the personage and abroad travel concern, because since new century, pay no attention, many bars appear down this ancient small street.Have already become here now after three inside Tun and the sea of Shi Cha after, another bar street in Peking.
Someone says three inside streets in the Tun bar to are colorful, the Shi Cha street in the sea bar is dark red of, but south the gong and drum lane street in the bar is a jade-green color.So of review to say possibility not only mean natural color, probably still point to its different cultural content.Each beard here all together has big culture to accumulate Dian, each house inside in the hospital tells an old story.
The south gong and drum lane is an AAAA class tourist spot
South Luogu Lane
Also called Nanluoguxiang, Nanluogu Alley,NanluoguxiangHutong, 南锣鼓巷)
South Luogu Lane is 786 meters long and 8 meters wide, connecting Gulou East St. on its north and Di ’anmen East St. on the south. South Luogu Lane was built in 1267 when Yuan Da Du was constructed, and was a component of the market area in Yuan Da Du’s urban layout, which had the imperial
government built in the front, the market area at the back, the imperial ancestral temple on the left, and the sacrificial altar on the right. The lane was part of the Zhaohui Community in the Yuan Dynasty, and served as the dividing line between the Zhaohui community and the Jinggong Community in the Ming Dynasty. It was under the jurisdiction of the Xianghuang Banner during the years of Emperor Qianlong, and belonged to the Left III Community in the late years of Emperor Guangxu and during the years of Emperor Xuantong. During the Republic of China years, it belonged to the Inner V Community.
The Lane was called “Luoguo Lane” in the Ming Dynasty due to its “luoguo ” feature with the middle part higher than the two ends. In 1750, the lane got a homonymic name of “Luogu Lane”, and was divided into South Luogu Lane and Northern Luogu Lane(now within the Andingmen Community). The name of the lane remained “South Luogu Lane” during and after the years of the Republic of China. The Hutong was briefly called “Huihuang St.” during the Cultural Revolution and later regained its current name.
South Luogu Lane was built under the architectural concept of “residential blocks”– with the lane serving as the central line dividing 8 parallel Hutongs on each side, hence forming the outlook of a fish bone, or a “Wugong ”. Thus, the lane was also called “Wugong Lane”. South Luogu Lane is the only remaining traditional residential area in China that still fully preserves the chess-board style layout of
Hutongs typically found in the Yuan Dynasty, with its scale, quality and historical value unmatched by any other lanes.
South Luogu Lane was among the first 25 areas listed for historical preservation by the Beijing Municipal Government in November 1990. Currently, within the South Luogu Lane area, one site has been listed for national level preservation, 11 sites for municipal level preservation, and 9 sites for district level preservation. With its impressive historical and cultural legacy, South Luogu Lane has become an attractive area for tourism and cultural creativity in the ancient capital Beijing.
Today, South Luogu Lane is among one of the oldest Hutongs around and has a history of over 800 years. This near 800-meter long North-South alleyway is filled with bars, cafes, restaurants, artsy little shops, souvenir shops and cute boutiques. It's worth to spend an hour or two walking through the little alley ways and Hutongs around it.
Location :South Luogu Lane is situated at Beijing’s Dongcheng District, near the Drum Tower with its northern end at GulouDongdajie (Drum Tower East Street,鼓楼东大街) (Walk East along GuloudongDajie about 10-15min past the Drum Tower and look out for the street sign pointing the way to the hutong on your right-hand side.) and the southern end of Nanluoguxiang can be found at Di’anmenDongdajie (地安门东大街).