Hutongs Beijing Reviews
The old town in a new city ! Aug 10, 2010
Just a daylight visit in the old town of beijing was a great start for the rest of my day .
Hutongs are the old traditional alleyways and courtyard homes which once covered all Beijing. Many still survive today and are pleasant to walk or bike through. Not much has changed and you can see how people lived in the past.
The China Guide's Hutong Tour starts with a cycle rickshaw ride through the hutongs. Cycle rickshaws are a traditional means of transportation in the old narrow streets.
Also the locals open them houses to have a cup of tea and they are minded to tell you the story of them family .
Around this area many pubs and coffee shops available for a coffee or a beer . And the river gives you a good feng shui :)
And as always I say "one picture thousand of words" :)
Part of the China 2010 travel blog
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