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Beijing Hutong

 

The Beijing Hutongs(胡同)have a time-honored history of more than 700years. Built east to west and south to north, they have a chessboard-like configuration.

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 It is a very popular to visiting the Beijing Hutongs by tricycle.


Hutong is a typical building with local architectural style in northern China, particularly in Beijing. It originally dated from Yuan dynasty. Generally, it is expressed to be flat and small houses. Most of northern culture is originated from Hutong.

 

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Shicha-Sea Hutong is the popular choice for tourists as it has well-preserved houses that illustrate the common life of the old Beijing. Along the street, you can see the locals’ daily activities. It is very tranquil place and living or staying thereis far removed from anxiety, tiredness, and uneasiness.

 

 

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The senior citizens sit on the side of the road enjoying the goings on. There are people practicing Tai Chi, great masters among them. Residents sit and sing songs of the Peking operas, with passersby joining in, resulting in an impromptu performance that brings an audience that stands, sits, or climbs up the trees to enjoy. In the Hutongs, many folk techniques and custom can be seen. The regulations for marriage can be discovered from the gate characters of houses. The Hutongs is where you can really find the core and essence of Beijing people's life value and Beijing's spirit.

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The western-style clubs and hotels are also dotted among those local residences. The youth prefer to sit there to write, talk, rest and so on. Three are fewer cars than in the downtown. Tricycles are the common vehicles. When you enter the Hutong you may find many tricycles on the both sides of the street. It will be the first impression when you visit Hutong in Beijing. Beijing is famous for its culture, history, politics and buildings. The Hutongs are perhaps the most typical and impressive building style in Beijing. If you visit Beijing, make a visit to the Hutongs a top choice.

 

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