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The Hutong is Beijing's premier culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes to tea workshops, to walking tours for the intellectually curious traveler, and much more.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao, Beijing 100007, China
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+86 159 0104 6127
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited 3 different tea shops in Maliandao tea wholesale market, drinking different types of Chinese tea, white tea, black tea and green tea. At the beginning, we also had an overall lecture on Chinese tea, including history, processing methods, health effects of tea, etc....More

Thank Maeda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was brilliant! The venue is very quaint and authentic - there is nothing fake here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The kitchen had a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encouraged interaction with all the participants. Our chef’s English was excellent and she...More

Thank Otto W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Beijing and have done a few of The Hutong's cooking classes and city tours. They're always fantastic and a perfect activity for visitors too. Last week I did their Sichuan cooking class with a visiting friend. Very informative, great fun, lovely teachers,...More

Thank Jess F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best cooking class ever! We really enjoy and was sooo fun! Thank you for make us feel like home. See you next time in Beijing.

Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across The Hutong's website through a Google search while planning a trip to Beijing. As I was traveling by myself on business, I wanted to participate in communal or group activities, tours etc. as much as possible. I signed up for the Xialongbao...More

Thank NTS_2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time yesterday with Michelle (ex-pat Kiwi) and a group of germans & south koreans learning about Sichuan flavours and cooking styles. Michelle was very knowledgeable and informative and the lesson was extremely well done. Everyone was encouraged to participate and ask questions...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Really enjoyable morning learning to make Dumplings, cooking them and eating them. First time I made pastry and still a success. Very professionally and safely run by our excellent teacher, Michelle.

Thank Eoin O
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Getting to The Hutong Culture Exchange Center is an adventure in of itself. Upon booking, you are provided with perfect directions. As you wind your way through the Hutongs, you can’t help but smile at its uniqueness. The Culture Exchange is beautiful and quaint. The...More

Thank MeylaTaryn
Reviewed 19 June 2018

For our school trip, we went to Inner Mongolia. The Hutong was great the whole trip, making sure all the students were comfortable, never hungry and happy. They facilitated for all the needs of the students and everything they planned was alot of fun. 10/10...More

Thank lucafitzpatrick
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

During our two week trip we ended up joining both their Cantonese B and Tea Tour classes and enjoyed it imensly. The teachers were nice and well prepared for our questions, we learned not only about the cooking/tasting of the food but also about the...More

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Bheger1 gave a really nice and comprehensive response...I am not a member but I also agree it is totally worth the RMB300 to learn making 'jiaozi'. Great location, useful tips accompany clear instructions (you do need to... More
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