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Beijing Fun Places – Volume II – NLGX (南锣鼓巷) Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Leisure, Shopping, sightseeing, travel

One of, if not the best spot in Beijing for a fun afternoon out is NLGX (南锣鼓巷 – nán luó gǔ xiàng – lit. South Gong and Drum Lane). Nestled right in the middle of one of Beijing’s oldest traditional hutong (胡同 – hú tòng) neighborhoods, this bustling road represents both old and new Beijing – ancient Yuan Dynasty architecutre with trendy shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Take a tour of this Beijing hot-spot in this short video.

这么多人! – zhè me duō rén!
So many people!

鼓乐 – gǔ yuè
drum circle

我们找到了一个有趣的帽子 – Wǒ men zhǎo dào le yí gè yǒu qù de mào zi
We found an interesting hat.

火柴 – huǒ chái
matches

铁皮猴子 – tiě pí hóu zi
iron monkey

拜拜迪斯科 – bài bài dí sī kē
Bye bye disco

军用服装 – jūn yòng fú zhuāng
military apparel

熊猫说:我要加工资 – xióng māo shuō: Wǒ yào jiā gōng zī
The panda says: “I want a pay raise”

美国的总统 – Měi guó de zǒng tǒng
President of the United States

革命尚未成功,同志仍须继续须努力
gé mìng shàng wèi chéng gōng, tóng zhì réng xū jì xù xū nǔ lì
“The revolution isn’t success; comrades must continue to be studious.”

到南锣鼓巷去到中国最欢醒的街到去
Dào nán luógǔ xiàng qù dào zhōngguó zuì huan xǐng de jiē dào qù
“To NLGX, to the most fashionable street in China!”

娃娃 – wá wá
doll

彩色玻璃窗 – cǎi sè bō lí chuāng
stained glass window

西藏 – Xī zàng
Tibet

海绵宝宝 – hǎi mián bǎo bǎo
Spongebob Squarepants

热狗 – rè gǒu
hot dog

德国华夫格 – Dé guó huá fu gé
German waffle

吉事果 – jí shì guǒ
churros

吉他吧 – jí tā jbā
Guitar Bar

加拿大牛仔 – jiā ná dà niú zǎi
Canadian cowboy

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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