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Beijing's Old Hutongs Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Beijing, China
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45 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

The hutongs are the historic heart of old Beijing. Join us on this self-guided GPS audio walk from the Drum Tower to the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, through a winding labyrinth of alleyways and local color that takes you to some of Beijing's most ancient landmarks.

IMPORTANT: There is a GPS offset in China, and as a result your position on Google and Apple maps will be incorrect. This issue doesn't affect the offline map, so after you've downloaded all the audio files, but before you hit start, switch to 'airplane mode' (or turn off data) and you'll be able to track your position correctly.

The tour starts at the south side of the Drum Tower. If you're taking the subway, get out at Exit C of Shichahai Station on line 8, turn right and walk up. You can also take a taxi to "Gulou" and you'll end up at the same spot.

The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to Beijing's Old Hutongs tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Most of old Beijing, like the Forbidden City, was built in the 1400s in the early Ming dynasty. The Drum Tower is much older, dating back to the 13th century Mongolian Yuan dynasty and the reign of Kublai Khan.

Pass By: Baochao Hutong, South of Andingmen Wesst Road North of East Gulou Street, Beijing China

The Baochao or “Precious Money” hutong is

The Location

Where To Go

1 Qian Jing Hu Tong, Shi Cha Hai, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100005

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/24/2019 - 6/15/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Beijing, China

Return details

Ramo Food Bar, R A M O Can Ba, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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