Hutong is one of famous Beijing attractions, which many foreigners visit Beijing China choose for a rickshaw tour in Beijing. You can see the following to know more about Beijing Hutong Culture.
Entering the modernized Beijing, what interest people the most often are not those row upon row of sky rises, nor are the wide streets extending in all directions. What really attract travelers are the deep and quiet winding Hutongs full of warm, beautiful Siheyuan, or quadrangles. Therefore, the ancient capital culture has been named as "Hutong culture" and "Siheyuan culture", this indeed is not over said.
In the past, Beijing was largely formed by tens of thousands of Siheyuan that were aligned back-to-back, face-to-face, and side by side. For the convenience of coming in and out, a walking passage must be kept between each row of Siheyuan, this is what we call Hutong.
Until 1949, there were 6074 well known streets and alleys in Beijing's city areas. Out of which were 1330 Hutongs, 274 streets, 111 alleys, 85 Dao (small streets), 71 lanes, 37 roads. Traditionally, people classify all the small streets and alleys as Hutongs.
In Beijing, crisscross networked large and small Hutongs weaved the capital city with distinguished people and exquisite objects. Deep in the Hutongs are innumerable warm families, this is why ordinary Beijingers have special sentimental feelings towards Hutongs.
Beijing's Hutong has a kind of eternal charm as a carrier of the ancient culture. Beijing Easy Tour is a trusted tour agency for your Beijing trip, we are looking for you at any time. Do not hesitate to join us for your Beijing Hutong Rickshaw. We believe our service and travel routes will make your Beijing holidays a memorable one. Welcome to join us and go on your Beijing hutong tours
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Tour code: HutongTour-01 Highlights: Beijing Half Day Hutong Tour to Local Family, Bell Tower and Traditional Alleys
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Tour code: HutongTour-02 Highlights: Hutong Alley-Silver-Ingot Bridge-Local Family-Bell Tower-Prince Gong's Garden
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Tour code: HutongTour-03 Highlights: Hutong Alley -Silver-Ingot Bridge-Local Family- Bell Tower - Drum Tower - Prince Gong's Garden-Kindergarten - Madam Songqingling's Former Residence
The narrowest Hutong in Beijing is the Qianshi (money market) Hutong in the Dashalan area of outside Qianmen, the narrowest space is merely 40 centimeters. There are also some winding deep Hutongs assumed zigzag shapes, like the Jiudaowan (nine-zigzag) originally at Beixinqiao (north new bridge), it actually had more than 20 zigzags, it was later divided into 5 Hutongs; There is another Hutong also named Jiudaowan outside Qianmen, it in fact has 13 zigzag turns. The name of Hutongs in Beijing is like an encyclopedia, it reflected the historical evolution and demonstrated the social characters and styles, it has been discovered as a hard to come by traveling resources in recent years.
Presently, those big worn-out courtyards in Beijing are being replaced by the modern buildings, the old Hutongs are also losing the base they once relied on to exist. But, to maintain Beijing's ancient capital styles and features, many famous Hutongs have been reserved as the cultural relics, it preserved certain ancient colors for our emerging capital.
Now, Beijing's Hutong culture development has already opened up a new travel program - visiting Hutongs. Foreign travelers from all over the world take Beijing's old-fashioned pedicab as transportation, by pass the west line of Shuchangshahai, come to Gu Lou (the Drum Tower) through Yinding bridge, go up to Gu Lou to look down at Beijing's old city areas and Hutongs that extend in all directions. They then go to the Houhai area, visit the city's ancient Nanbeiguanfang Hutong, Daxiaojinshi (big and small golden lion), and Qianhoujing Hutong, walk in Siheyuan, chat with residents, get to know the life of ordinary Beijingers, go to the Gong Wang Fu (Mansion and Garden of Prince Gong in Qing Dynasty) to experience the living environment and Emperor's gardens in the old times.