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Street Life, Beijing Style 

When I booked this trip I didn’t realise what a delightful area I had chosen.

It am staying close to the Houhai lake and surrounded by Hutongs. 86 more words


Beijing Friday!

I can’t believe that this time next week I’ll be back in China. I’ve gone through all the fun and games of re-obtaining a Chinese visa and I have to say, the process has improved incredibly since the first time. 380 more words

China General

Visiting Hutongs & Lama Temple

My second sightseeing mission of Beijing started with visiting one of the Beijing hutongs. Hutongs are old neighbourhoods composed of little alleys and siheyuans, houses with a yard inside. 790 more words

Pedicabs and Fishing Poles

Monday morning

Went for a pedicab ride around one of the few remaining old “hutongs” in Beijing; next to an artificial lake where people were swimming and fishing. 39 more words

China 2017

Beijing: Hutongs, The Summer Palace and a Dragon Boat Cruise

Exploring the historic Hutongs (small alley ways) on rickshaws was such a relaxing and peaceful thing to do, the Hutongs are dwindling, so do this while you can! 66 more words


Beijing’s maze of ‘hutongs’: city’s last bastion of communal living

Beijing (AFP) – Gu Chen has slept and worked in the same one-room apartment in Beijing’s ancient “hutong” neighbourhood of Beixinqiao all his life. 513 more words


Hutongs Plus More!

We have been to the Hutongs several times now.  It’s one of my husband’s favorite places to take pictures.  The Hutongs are very interesting and differ for their uses.   490 more words