Beijing weather: sunny

With whom: friends

Accommodation: Unnamed Hotel Nanluoguxiang Branch


I chose this hotel by chance during the Hutong tour. The front door is not very clear. After I found it, when I entered the floor, I felt a strange feeling. After entering the room, I was indeed pleasantly surprised. The layout of the room is compact, and the design is very elegant and unique. Especially the oversized open-air balcony makes parents excited. This is already a very high price-performance ratio for the Second Ring Road in Beijing, where land is very expensive. There is nothing to say about the hardware facilities in the room. The disposable slippers are thick, the towels and bath clothes are very thick, the bath and toiletries are of good quality, and the tea set is also very chic. The service is also very considerate, and pure milk and fruit are delivered from time to time. The waiters are also very enthusiastic.

Beijing is an ancient capital with a history of more than 3,000 years. It has different names in different dynasties. As early as in the early years of the Western Zhou Dynasty, King Wu of Zhou enshrined Zhaogong in Beijing and nearby areas, called Yan. The capital is Liuli River in Fangshan District, Beijing today. Town, also built a heritage park, never been there. China ranks second in the list of countries on the World Heritage List (53 items), and Beijing is the city with the largest number of heritage items in the world (7 items).

There is an old saying in Beijing that "the east is rich and the west is rich, the south is poor and the north is cheap". Some people even think that this is still the case in Beijing today. In fact, it really makes sense when you think about it. The east is the CBD with tall multinational companies, and the west is where the big leaders live. Yuquan Mountain and Tai Hospital 301, there are a large number of farmers in the north, and Nancheng is the area with the cheapest housing prices in Beijing.

There is a jingle in Beijing that "inner nine outer seven imperial cities are four", inner nine outer seven is the current 13 city gates on the Second Ring Road plus Xuanwu Gate, Zhengyang Gate, and Chongwen Gate, a total of 16 gates. The four imperial cities are Tian'anmen, Di'anmen, Dong'anmen and Xi'anmen. Metro Line 2 is built along the inner nine cities, but there is no Deshengmen. The nearest subway station to Deshengmen is Jishuitan, also known as Xihai. It is not far to walk. Those who have seen Bloody Romance should know the famous little bastard , his family lives on the west seaside. The waters on the west side of the Forbidden City are the South China Sea, Zhonghai, Beihai, Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai from south to north. Except for Zhonghai and Nanhai, which cannot enter, others are free to visit.

Coming to play is nothing more than basic necessities of life, let’s talk about clothing first. The four seasons in Beijing are basically spring, which lasts for a month from Qingming to May, accompanied by wind and smog, so wear long-sleeved single clothes; summer starts from June to August, especially from July to August The weather in the middle of the month is sultry, commonly known as the temperature in the sauna. The temperature is above 35 degrees. Generally, there must be a rainstorm in the middle and late July; autumn is my favorite season. From mid-September to early November, the weather is comfortable and suitable for travel; the coldest winter is December In January, it is enough to wear an ordinary down jacket at night at minus 10 degrees. In mid-to-late February, it is not too cold, and the temperature can rise to 10 degrees. To sum up, the best tourist season is from September to November.


When you come to Beijing, as long as you have money, you can have everything you want, from sesame seed cakes that cost a few cents to private dishes that cost thousands of dollars per capita, covering cuisines from all over the country, Internet celebrity delicacies and traditional snacks. Now that you have come to Beijing, you are definitely not here to eat Nanjing food stalls and Yulin skewers. Everyone must have heard of stewed, fried liver, stewed dumplings, fried belly, noodle tea, and pea yellow. There are a bunch of them on the street, especially in the Qianmen area. sell these.
There is a company in Beijing called Judehuatian. If you are interested, you can check it online. The restaurants under its banner have the logo of Judehuatian, including Hongbinlou, Barbecue Season, Barbecue Wan, Shaguoju, Emei Restaurant, Liuquanju, Lao Xi’an Restaurant, Youyishun, Makai Restaurant, Quyuan Restaurant, Xilaishun, Yuhuatai, Dadi Western Restaurant, Huguo Temple Snacks, etc. All of these restaurants are older than me and have their own history , those who are interested can go to eat and have a look, learn about the dishes and culture. Of course, with the development of marketization, some of the above-mentioned time-honored brands have opened branches, and the quality is also uneven. It is recommended to go to the main store as much as possible.
The high-level summary of Beijing snacks I summarized is "liver, stomach, lungs and kidneys, Hui people's small cakes, copper pot mutton, sesame sauce dipping everything", and it is important to say that hot pot is not mutton!

Huguo Temple Snacks

Hongbin Building

Emei Restaurant

It is recommended that the section from Fuxingmen to Chaoyangmen of Metro Line 1 or near Line 2 is recommended.


The traffic in Beijing is still very convenient, not to mention the airport, there are the following few train stations in Beijing
Beijing Railway Station: Located on the west side of Dongbianmen, it was built in 1959. It was one of the top ten buildings in that year. It is an important hub of national railway passenger transportation and the third largest station in Beijing.
Beijing South Railway Station: Located on Yongwai Street, it was rebuilt in 2008 and became the second largest station in Asia at that time, and the most important special station of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway. Most of the high-speed trains depart here.
Beijing West Railway Station: Located on Lianhuachi East Road, it was built in 1996. Those who go to western cities such as Shanxi and Shaanxi start here.
Beijing North Railway Station: Located in Xizhimen. Built in 1905, it is one of the stations on the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway. Completed in 2009. (When the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway is rebuilt, it is estimated that it will be the starting station of the train in that direction). The originating station of the original Internet celebrity S2 line is now closed in order to cooperate with the reconstruction of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway.
In addition, there is Fengtai Station under construction (the future departure station of Jingguang, Jingjiu, and Jingshi), which will be the largest railway station in Asia in the future. There is also the Xinghuo Station (the departure station of the Beijing-Shenyang Passenger Railway in the future) under construction.
Everyone must be optimistic about which train station the ticket is for. Don’t make a mistake. Every year I take the train and meet people who go to the wrong station. At present, the Beijing Railway Station is in the third ring road, and the bus and subway extend in all directions. It is recommended to get a bus card first, and the bus card is 50% off. The subway can also be used, but there is no discount.
Beijing has the rail transit system with the largest passenger flow in the world. It is normal for the daily passenger flow to exceed 10 million every Monday and Friday (lines 4, 14, and 16 are operated by the Beijing-Hong Kong Metro, which are not included in the 10 million passenger flow) , the picture below is the rail transit map of Beijing. Line 10 is the first in capacity of the Beijing Subway, the second is Line 4, and the third is Line 1. Currently, Line 6 has a tendency to rise and surpass Line 1. It is said that Line 4 has been forced to limit traffic due to overcrowding. Divert the underground passengers to the ground, and students should be mentally prepared when taking the subway.
I personally feel that the most reliable way is the subway. The time is controllable. There may be traffic jams on any road in Beijing. The most smooth one is that there is basically no traffic jam on Chang’an Street, but there are many traffic lights, and parking is a big problem. Parking in key areas It costs 15 yuan per hour to start, so it is recommended to use the subway as the main way of transportation. Those who don’t like to use the bus card can use the mobile phone to scan the code of Yitongxing to take the subway.

Of course, it is best not to go out during the morning and evening peak hours, and post a few photos for you to experience the morning and evening peak hours.


Tiantongyuan results

I wrote this travel note for nothing else, just to commemorate the streets and alleys of Beijing that I took my wife through in the past few years. Some photos are gone, so let’s take a look. In fact, I really miss Beijing when I was in school. At that time, the National Museum was still called the History Museum, Meishi Street was still Duandu Road, Tiananmen Square had no railings, there was still a big bowl of tea on the side of Dashilan Road, there were no bars in Houhai, and there were no Xisuo Hutongs. Take it apart, Dianmen sells game consoles. . . .

On the first day, from Qianmen Dashilan to Liulichang to Zhengyi Temple

Sleep until you wake up naturally in the morning, shit and eat, it's 9 o'clock anyway, let's go! First take the subway to Qianmen Station, and when you come out, you will see Qianmen Building. There is a saying in Beijing, "If you have money, you can buy Qianmen Building!" This is what it means.


Then go south and you will see the Qianmen archway. This was built later, and the original one has long since disappeared. Now this street is the Qianmen Pedestrian Street, there is a Dangdang car you can take, and the fare is 20 yuan (I don’t know if the price has increased).
"Qianmen building is nine feet nine, four gates, three bridges and five archways", is talking about this area.

Qianmen Street Qianmen Street

The Dabei Photo Studio, built in 1921, is still in the most conspicuous position on Qianmen Street. The first one on the east side is the one where the wedding photos of my old man and wife seem to be taken. Now many family portraits are taken here.

I feel that Qianmen Street is not as popular as it used to be after the renovation. If you go straight ahead, there are old restaurants like Yitong, Quanjude, and Duyi. In Langfang Ertiao, opposite to the Wax Museum, there are Baodu Feng and Door Frame Hutong, which can be tried for a century, and they are also time-honored. Now the headlines in Langfang have been demolished, and some kind of Beijing Square has been built, all of which are Muji, Poly Cinema, and some online celebrity shops. This year, Fengnian enema also moved from Longfu Temple. A torch in Longfu Temple burned out the popularity. I still remember when I was a child, my dad took me to Changhong Cinema to watch The Broken Swordsman (there was Huang Feihong fighting Ghost Foot Seven in it) ), I don’t know how the quality of Fengnian is now, there are too many people to eat. By the way, I saw a shop on Qianmen Street called Authentic Old Beijing Suzhou Daoxiang Village.

fresh fish mouth

Xianyukou became a market in the Zhengtong period of the Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 570 years. According to a colleague who lived here before, this place name seems to be related to the river. There used to be more than one river in this place, and there were many fish sellers, so it was called Xianyukou. There are Lili, Tianxingju, Bianyifang, Jinfang, etc. Bianyifang does not read pianyi but reads bianyi, and Quanjude has a braised oven roast duck and a hanging oven roast duck.

Power Restaurant

Lili restaurant was founded in 1954. It mainly serves Sichuan dishes such as dandan noodles and bean curd. In an old state-owned restaurant, the bean curd is not bad, but the noodles are not delicious. The plaque was written by Guo Moruo in 1964, and he presented a poem "Every grain on the plate is hard work, and the stove is on the plate. After eating, it is not easy to think about it, so don't hesitate when you gather your energy."


Originally named "Huixianju", it opened in Xianyukou, Qianmenwai, in the first year of Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty (1862). The founder Liu Yongkui. At first, Hui Xianju was a small tavern, selling rice wine and small dishes such as peanuts, preserved eggs, and salted duck eggs.
In the 20th year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1894), Huixianju was run by Liu Xigui and began to operate fried liver, and the business was booming.
In 1933, Tianxingju, a restaurant specializing in stir-fried liver, opened diagonally across from Huixianju. The store wanted to compete with Huixianju.
In 1956, a public-private joint venture, Hui Xianju merged with Tianxingju, and the store site in Tianxingju was called Tianxingju. Sha Deliang, the descendant of the former manager of Tianxingju, is the manager. Hui Xianju is the master with the best liver frying skills. He also set up a workshop for washing intestines, so that the traditional flavor of Beijing fried liver can be inherited.
The three famous fried liver steamed buns in Beijing are Tianxingju, Chaogan Zhao, and Yaoji Fried Gan. Personally, Tianxingju is my favorite, and Yaoji is the least recommended.


Opposite all one place is the signboard of Dashilan, which should be as old as before. The old shops inside are not only older than me, but many are older than my grandfather, such as Tongrentang, Ruifuxiang, Neiliansheng, Sanqingyuan, Guangdelou, Daguanlou and so on. In the Ming Dynasty, Beijing had a "curfew". In order to prevent thieves from hiding in the streets and alleys, with the approval of the imperial court, wooden fences were built at the entrances of many streets and alleys in Beijing. In the Qing Dynasty, this place has become a major commercial center. Because there are many transactions, in order to effectively prevent thieves, the fence is built larger than other places, and it is also beautiful, so it is called "Dashilan." Liansheng wears Badaxiang and wears four constants around his waist." This refers to the status and prosperity of Dashilan in the early years.

Beijing Dashilan Sanqing Garden and Guangde Building

Sanqing Garden and Guangde Building are the locations of Deyun Club. Sanqing Garden is extremely popular because it is the venue for Zhang Yun Lei Deyun No. 8 Team's performances. . You have to buy tickets for Guangde Building as early as possible. I think the environment is not as good as Tianqiao Deyun Club, but no matter which garden spends 100 yuan for 2.5 hours of Noh music, I think it is still worth it.

Guangde Building Deyun Club Crosstalk Conference

Guangde Building was built around 1796 in the first year of Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty. It has a long and glorious history and is one of the oldest surviving theaters in Beijing. It is a venue built almost at the same time as the Paris Opera House in France, La Scala Theater in Italy, and the Bolshoi Theater in Russia. The prominent aspect of "Guangde Building" is not only the long history, but also the treasure land where the ancestors and celebrities of opera at that time displayed their talents and quickly became popular. Cheng Changgeng, Yu Ziyun, Mei Qiaoling, Yu Sansheng, Wang Guifen and other Peking Opera masters, as well as later "Xi Liancheng", "Shuangqing Society" and "Binqing Society" have performed here for a long time. It was the most popular venue in Beijing at that time. , the most popular entertainment venue with the best art. After the founding of New China, the "Guangde Building" was changed from a theater garden to a "Beijing Quyi Hall" specializing in folk art.

Deyun Society Sanqing Garden

Beijing Sanqing Garden, also known as "Sanqing Theater", according to the 1842 edition of "Menghua Suobo", "Today's Sanqing Garden is also a place for banquets and music during the reign of Qianlong." Sanqing Troupe, one of the four major Hui troupes, used it as a The preferred main site, (1796) was renamed Sanqing Garden. It has a history of 220 years. In 1950, due to construction safety issues, the performance was suspended, and since then, it has been used as a commercial place. In 2013, the reconstruction project of Sanqing Garden was officially launched.

door frame alley

In the old days, Beijing's snack street door frame alley! "In front of the Drum Tower in the East and West, the large fence at the front gate of Wangfujing, and the small door frame alley with a line of sky." The famous food stalls in Beijing gathered in the door frame alley back then. After the public-private partnership, some old shops merged one after another and gradually disappeared. The existing door frame alley on No. 19 is good, you can try it.
When it comes to door frame alley, I think of the baggy fire that my parents often brought me to eat when I was a child, full of imagery. The state-run restaurant has a glass counter, and the auntie in a white coat collects the money. After paying the money, she takes the ticket window to get the fire, and then serves it with a bowl of porridge. Unfortunately, Ruibin Building is no longer in the door frame alley.

Dashilan West Street (Guanyin Temple Street)

Going out of Dashilan and continuing to cross the road westward, you will reach Dashilan West Street, which is the former Guanyinsi Street, and the archway is still standing today. Historically, it was named "Guanyin Temple Street" because of the "Guanyin Temple" built in the Ming Dynasty at the west end, and was renamed Dashilan West Street in 1965.

Dashilan West Street

Those who eat roast duck in Xuanwu go to Deyuan, those in Chongwen go to Honglian, and Dadeyuan Roast Duck Restaurant. I ate here more than ten years ago. There used to be a colleague who lived diagonally across the street. The designated place for dinner, all the nearby residents came here to eat. I went there once this year, and it seems that there are a lot of foreigners inside. The roast duck here does not sell half a piece. If there are few people, there is a fried shredded duck at his house that you can try.

Deyuan Roast Duck Restaurant

The plaque of Qingyun Pavilion was inscribed by He Weipu, a famous calligrapher and secretary of the cabinet in the late Qing Dynasty, in the first year of Xuantong. It has a history of more than 100 years. Although this small building is inconspicuous, it is one of the four major shopping malls in Beijing at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China. The popular billiards was first introduced to Beijing City by Qingyun Pavilion for the purpose of attracting business. Not only literati and inkmen frequented Qingyun Pavilion, Cai E was also a frequent visitor here. It was in the Puzhen Garden of Qingyun Pavilion that he met Xiao Fengxian, a famous prostitute at that time. The two fell in love at first sight, and then had drinks in Puzhen Garden many times. After the death of General Cai E, Xiao Fengxian came to Qingyun Pavilion to find the memory of General Cai E because she couldn't forget it, and met her later husband here. Afterwards, Xiao Fengxian kept her name incognito and lived a life of indisputability.

Yangmeizhu Xiejie

Not much to say, there are history and Internet celebrities, and the fresh and small streets are not the food of my fat house. There are many fresh and small shops, which can be real.


The ink from Yidege, the pen from Dai Yuexuan, and the paper from Rongbaozhai are the famous items on this street. There is also a small shop selling Rabbit Lord on the street. You can find everything used by cultural people here. Walking to South Xinhua Street, you will arrive at the China Bookstore. I remember that many TV dramas were filmed here when I was a child. There are many old books in the bookstore, ranging from a few yuan to tens of thousands of yuan. It is very quiet and there is no noise inside. It is two worlds away from Xidan Book Building. This is the feeling of a bookstore.

Dai Yuexuan

Chinese bookstore

By the way, many of the plaques on the road from Liulichang to China Bookstore were proposed by famous writers, including Qi Gong and Guo Moruo. In addition, Changdian Temple Fair used to be held here, and the Spring Festival was very lively, and the streets were full of people. I haven't been there since the temple fair was moved to Taoranting.

The High School Attached to Normal University passing by.

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple is the oldest well-preserved pure wooden structure theater building in China. It was built in the 27th year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1688). The theater building was built on the original site of a Buddhist temple, where Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang once performed. The Zhengyi Temple theater building was originally a silver club theater building built by Zhejiang businessmen. At first, it was used to receive people from the financial circles from Ningbo, Zhejiang. They came here to watch traditional folk operas such as Shehuo and Mulian Opera every New Year's Eve. With the birth of Peking Opera, Zhengyi Temple also became popular. Tongzhi During the years, Cheng Changgeng, Tan Xinpei, and Mei Lanfang, the founders of Peking Opera, performed here one after another. Therefore, the Zhengyi Temple Theater Building has become a historical witness of the formation and development of Peking Opera. The theater building is divided into two floors, surrounded on three sides in front of the stage, with stairs on both sides. The center of the watch building is horseshoe-shaped, with a canopy on it, which can accommodate hundreds of people.

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

Zhengyi Temple Theater Building

When mentioning Zhengyi Temple, the first thing that comes to mind is the couplets hanging on the pillars of the stage: "Is there no substitute for the past when performing sorrows and joys? years of history.
When I went there for the first time, I exclaimed that Beijing still has such a place where you can listen to Peking Opera. The three-story ancient theater building has a sense of history. Except for Changyin Pavilion in the Forbidden City, there should be no comparable place. There is a circle of bungalows around the theater building. There are memorial halls, dressing rooms, souvenir sellers, etc. Before the opening, you can take pictures with the actors and watch some commemorative exhibitions here. It is very good. Many of the audience here are foreigners with blond hair and blue eyes. And Japan and Southeast Asia.

It was just reported by the masses that Zhengyi Temple has been closed, you can take a look at the door, listening to Peking Opera is useless.


The following is the hand-painted map of the soul painter, please taste

Summary of the first day

Take Metro Line 2 and come out from Qianmen Station, take photos of Qianmen Building, Archery Tower, Qianmen Archway, and enter Qianmen Street. Stroll along Qianmen Street, watch Yueshengzhai and Liubiju, eat fresh fish, eat Tianxingju fried liver buns, and buy Jinfang Lantern Festival. Enter Dashilan, go to Neiliansheng, Ruifuxiang, and Tongrentang to buy Wanan Gong Niuhuang (you can give it to the elderly to save their lives). Unfortunately, my favorite Tongrentang prickly heat powder is gone, and Sanqingyuan or Guangde Building listen to cross talk. Turn into the door frame alley to eat stewed stew, go out of the alley to Langfang Ertiao to eat fried belly, go out to Langfang Ertiao to Meishi Street, go south to Guanyinsi Street (Dazhalan West Street) to eat Deyuan Roast Duck Restaurant. After eating, we went for a walk in Yangmeizhu Xiejie. Go out of Yangmeizhu to Liulichang, visit Yide Pavilion, Dai Yuexuan, Chinese Bookstore, Rongbaozhai. Shunnan Xinhua Street to Qianmen Xihe along the street, went in to Zhengyi Temple to listen to Peking Opera. After listening to the Hepingmen subway station, take the subway home.
I visited a lot of places on the first day, so I left a homework. "The front gate is here, please get off the car at the front gate", how do you pronounce this sentence? Later, I plan to write about the second day, the third day, etc. If you have any questions, you can ask them, and you can talk about everything you know.
I always thought that when you come to Beijing, you don’t have to see the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. The most important things to see are the History Museum, Fayuan Temple, Zhengyi Temple Theater, Xishiku Church, and Beihai after six o’clock in the evening. If you take your children, go to Science and Technology Museum, then watch a Beijing opera, eat tofu nao and sugar pancakes early... The above is also Beijing.