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Exploring the Hutongs of Beijing

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If you ever visit Beijing you must make time for the hutong.  The word dates back to the time when Khublai Khan made Beijing his capital.  1,248 more words


A Saturday Morning Walk in Beijing

During my last visit to Beijing, in November/December 2016, I set off one Saturday morning from my hotel at Chongwenmen (about one mile southeast of the Forbidden City) to visit the Lu Xun Museum in west central Beijing.   1,312 more words


How I learned to stop worrying and love Beijing

I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a country with as many mixed feelings as when I travelled to China in December 2015. On the one hand, I wanted to walk on the Great Wall, taste authentic Chinese food, and most of all, I wanted to see pandas. 1,386 more words


Hutong clans: exploring backstreet Beijing

We’ve just finished our breakfast.

We’re sitting greasy fingered and sated, on low red plastic stools crammed into the corner of a tiny back alley shop. 258 more words


Avant Garde Theater

On a walking tour with Jeremiah Jenne from The Hutong, I learned that this is a well known modern theater that has attracted great and budding talent for decades.



Beijing (Hutongs), 15 October 2016, 17:34
by Marta Moslw