Wednesday, June 15, 2011

South Luogu Lane in Beijing China

South Luogu Lane is one of the most ancient street areas in Beijing. Since Ming and Qing Dynasty, it had always been a rich neighborhood, where housed many well-known people, such as the general of Ming Dynasty, the chieftain of Qing Dynasty, the president of Northern Warlords Government of China, the president of Kuomintang, the master in literature and the master craftsman in painting circles, left the historical trail on every Hutong here.

Stretching about 800 meters north to south, South Luogu Lane is world famous for its respective 8 Hutongs arranged in order in the west and east, including Fuxiang Hutong, Suoyi Hutong, Yu’er Hutong, Mao’er Hutong, Jingyang Hutong, Shajing Hutong, Heizhima Hutong, Qian Gulouyuan Hutong in the west and Chaodou Hutong, Banchang Hutong, Dongmianhua Hutong, Beibingma Hutong, Qinlao Hutong, Qian Yuan’ensi Hutong, Hou Yuan’ensi Hutong, Ju’er Hutong in the east.

The north of South Luogu Lane is Gulou East Avenue, the south is Di’anmen East Avenue, the west is Di’anmenwai Avenue and the east is Jiaodaokou South Avenue.

The South Luogu Lane houses a featured quadrangle-style bar street. Different from Houhai Bar Street, here is very quiet, natural and traditional. You can experience the old Beijing’s real quadrangle culture here. Far from the noise, you can enjoy the ease of body and mind. Every bar here offers the service of free wireless internet connection and various Chinese or Western snacks, so it is absolutely the best place to relax or have a party with your friends.

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