Beijing - Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North (Chapter)
This is the Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North chapter from Lonely Planet's Běijīng guidebook.
The hútòng (alleyways) in this part of town offer a fantastic insight into local life. Many are also home to an ever-increasing number of hip bars and restaurants, with some lovely courtyard hotels to stay in and key sights scattered around too.
- lose yourself in the maze-like network of historic hútòng, or follow our hútòng walking tour
- stroll the incense-smoke-filled halls and courtyards of the Lama Temple, Běijīng's largest and most impressive Buddhist temple
- listen to a drumming performance inside the magnificent ancient Drum Tower before climbing its equally impressive neighbour, the Bell Tower
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Historic Hútòng Around Nanluogu Xiang Walk, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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