Lama Tem­ple / 雍和宮

Hip Hu­tong

LUXE City Guides - Beijing - - Nanluogu Xiang / 南鑼鼓巷 -

Be­gin af­ter mid­day when the shops re­ally get go­ing. At the en­trance to the Lama Tem­ple you can say your prayers with, you guessed it, Lamas, or for retail wor­ship in­stead, have your back to the tem­ple and fire your baps right onto Yonghe­gong Da­jie /雍和宮大街 (to­wards the ring road over­pass). 200m on pass Exit C of the metro sta­tion, cross and veer left into Wu­daoy­ing Hu­tong /五道營胡同. On the left is up­scale, court­yard-style veg­gie-cen­tric eatery King’s Joy at #2 (see Rest/smart); then fur­ther along on the right is fixed gear bik­ers’ par­adise Na­tooke (see Very Use­ful). Con­tinue for nib­bles at Vine­yard Cafe (see Lunch), or for a lo­cal java grab n’ go, Barista Coffee Roast­ers is at #47 / 130 5126 5501. Now get your shop on start­ing at #52 Delia / 6401 9369 / rep­ping vin­tage-y furny, home­ware + Euro-tokyo thrift threads, with next door mani/pedi stop Zig Zag / 8404 0020. A few skips down and across, wrap up in sump­tu­ous scarves at #67 Nag Qu / 8402 2059. More vin­tage joys await within the charm­ing #78 Old News / 136 2135 8442 / while #80 Pot­tery Work­shop / 153 1380 5178 / shelves fine ce­ram­ics made by artists in Jingdezhen, China’s porce­lain cap­i­tal... / cont’d

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