Details, Beijing

April 4, 2013
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GETTING THERE

United Airlines offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Beijing.

WHERE TO STAY

The Orchid

65 Baochao Hutong

011-86-10-8404-4818

www.theorchidbeijing.com

Ten-room boutique property with rates from $113.

Courtyard 7

7 Qiangulouyuan Hutong

011-86-10-6406-0777

www.courtyard7.com

Traditional rosewood furniture fills the bright rooms facing tranquil courtyards. Rooms from $113.

Old Beijing Square

A 38 Baochao Hutong

011-86-10-8402-5337

Chinese musical instruments adorn the glass-covered courtyard of this 300-year-old house in an up-and-coming hutong. Rooms from $32.

WHERE TO EAT

Mercante

4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong

011-86-10-8402-5098

From-scratch Italian dishes such as pappardelle with rabbit ragu start at $10.

Dalirenjia

80 Baochao Hutong

011-86-10-8402-2479

This unpretentious rooftop eatery serves Beijing’s current culinary obsession, Yunnan cuisine, such as beef in lime sauce, lemongrass fish and pineapple rice, starting at $8.

Gegefu

9 Daqudeng Hutong

011-86-10-6407-8006

Costumed staff and traditional dance shows may seem over-the-top, but the lavish imperial fare, such as duck hotpot, is delectable. Set meals from $32.

WHAT TO DO

Serk Cycling Co.

40-2 Beixinqiao San Tiao Hutong

011-86-134-2647-4634

www.serk.cc

Bar-cum-bike shop offering rental bikes and theme tours.

Wuhao

35 Mao’er Hutong

011-86-189-1135-5035

www.wuhaoonline.com

Luxury shop carrying limited-edition products by international and Chinese designers.

S.T.A.R.S.

23 Doujiao Lane

011-86-10-8403-3833

Couture and wine are the main focus of this lifestyle boutique, which hosts art exhibitions and theater events.

The Hutong (Beijing Culture Exchange Center)

1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong

011-86-15-9010-46127

thehutong.com

A two-hour walking tour takes visitors off the beaten path to the winding alleyways. From $19 per person.

INFORMATION

www.cnto.org

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