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How Many Hutongs Are There in Beijing?

Old local residents have a saying: “There are 360 large hutongs and as many small hutongs as there are hairs on an ox.” Laid out in a chessboard pattern which was established as early as the Ming Dynasty, these hutongs cross cut the city into tiny squares. 124 more words

Travel In Beijing

Hutongs, drum show & a Starbucks strangely out of place

We had one goal today, to take Ms Selma on a cultural event, far away from iPad & Shopkins or tsum tsums. It didn’t start off well seeing she started to complain at breakfast already but we were determined. 706 more words


Beijing City - Lama Palace and Hutongs

By Paul S Bryers, September 2016

The Lama Temple, properly known as the Yonghe Temple (Palace of Peace and Harmony), is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District of Beijing. 92 more words

Our Chengdu boys

Three years ago we hosted two Chinese boys (Barry (named for The Flash)  12 and Makxim  13) for three weeks.  They were such great guests, and we would occasionally hear from them over the years. 637 more words

Hutongs 胡同

On Tuesday, 7th June, I went around the hutongs with one of the Chinese English teacher from school. I met her about 9 am. Hutongs 胡同 are narrow streets or alleys in Beijing and other northern Chinese cities. 456 more words



Foreigner hipster

With Chinese girlfriend

In an up and coming hutong

Check ✔️ ;-)

Life In China


Here’s an example of what was a vast area full of Hutongs just a few months ago.

What used to be “far” from the city is now right in the city so it has become prime location and will most like be replaced by high rise buildings.

Life In China