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Hutong -- Beijing Hutong Tour
A hutong is an
ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where hutongs run into the several
thousand. Surrounding the Forbidden
City, many were built during the Yuan (1206-1341), Ming(1368-1628) and Qing(1644-1908)
dynasties. In the prime of these dynasties the emperors, in order to establish supreme
power for themselves, planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the
etiquette systems of the Zhou Dynasty. The center of the city of Beijing was the royal
palace -- the Forbidden City
As a cultural scene peculiar to Beijing, from the time of its birth, Hutong has acted as the witness of the age-long history of Beijing.
Hutong in Beijing mainly started in the early Liao and Jin Dynasties now cluster round Xuanwu District.
Xuanwu District, the birthplace of the old city of Beijing, stands out as an irreplaceable position in the history of Beijing. In
Xuanwu, you will find:
----Thousand-year-old streets and relics from the capitals of the ancient States of Ji and Yan in Chunqiu;
----World famous business street-Dasalar, the embryonic and most well-preserved business street in Beijing;
----Equally famous cultural
street-Liulichang, which boasts the indelible footsteps left by the celebrities in the cultural history of the modern times;
----Well-kept Fayuan Buddhist Temple of the Tang Dynasty style and Baiyunguan Taoist Tample, the most famous in China, both being rare religious heritage;
----Various guildhalls, all closely connected with the earthshaking events, all finding their origin in Xuanwu.
Tourists will find themselves in a cultural ambience when you come to the Hutongs of Xuanwu District, rich in profound historical heritage reflected in Dasalar and
We offer you the service of
pedicabs as the basic means of transport, taking Dasalar area as the hub and linking it with numerous
scenic spots in Hutongs scattered round Xuanwu. It will no doubt add a spectacular taste to your tour in Beijing.