the Best Hutong in Beijing

the Best Hutong in Beijing

Hutongs (simplified Chinese: 胡同; traditional Chinese: 衚衕;) are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing

beijing hutong

Ju’er Hutong

Capped by Jiaodaokou South Main Street to the east and west NLGX the 400 meters Ju’er Hutong, like many other ways around this area dates back to the Yuan Dynasty . Because it is long and narrow hutong , like a centipede , Ju’er is also called Centipede Lane. During the Qing Dynasty, it was a meeting

Dongjiaominxiang (Beijing Legation Quarter )

Dongjiaominxiang is the longest Hutong in Beijing , extending 1.5 km from west to east . Hutong had served as a diplomatic center of Beijing for more than 700 years since the Yuan Dynasty. There are many buildings once used for diplomatic affairs in the streets, for the most well preserved. Marco Polo mentions the tracks several times [ … ]


Xijiaominxiang is the western part of Jiaominxiang ( Jiaomin Lane) . It was an inseparable part of the whole street with the famous Dongjiaominxiang before the construction of the Tiananmen Square. Dongjiaominxiang was famous for his diplomatic function, while Xijiaominxiang played a more important than land a banker role . Many international and national banks were like Xijiaominxiang choose

Liulichang Street

Liulichang Street is famous for gathering the essence of Chinese culture. Tourists will find themselves surrounded by Chinese paintings , calligraphy works , antiques , crafts and other traditional Chinese items . Liulichang located near the Gate of Peace Xicheng District , which is part of Nancheng ( the southern part of downtown Beijing). From the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Jinyu Hutong (Golden Fish Hutong )

Jinyu Hutong is located near the Wangfujing shopping district . The ends of Hutong in Wangfujing Avenue intersection with the east and west connects people Donghua ( Donghua Gate) of the Forbidden City. Jinyu Hutong occupies some big brand hotels and advanced markets. This buildings at night show the beauty of lights, making Jinyu Hutong [ … ]

Guozijian street

Quiet, relaxing and the smell of incense is Guozijian Street, an antique combination of the street to the forefront , combining past and present in Beijing. Housing Confucius Temple in East and Imperial College in the west, the street has gradually taken shape it some 700 years ago. Guozijian street connects to the Lama Temple Lama Temple in [ … ]

Mao’er Hutong

Mao’er Hutong is an interesting place because of its location, hidden from view and close to well-known places , in addition to the fact that there are four points on one lane identified as cultural relics which no n ‘ is officially open to the public . Mao’er Hutong is usually translated as hat or cap Maker

Yan Dai Xie Jie Hutong

Yandaixiejie is one of the oldest streets in Beijing . Located near the Houhai street has a flavor upgrade with a few bars and restaurants. Around 300 meters if the street is, the story could be dated back to the Ming Dynasty which is designated as Dayuting Street East at that time.

Nan Luo Gu Xiang Hutong

Located a few kilometers north of the Forbidden City and east of Houhai Lake Nanluoguxiang is a long north-south alley 800 meters filled with cafes , bars and shops all designed in classical Chinese style ” hutong “. NanLuoGuXiang has a history of over 800 years . Once a thriving commercial street during the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) , the area NLGX

And the best one

Bada Hutong was once the largest red light district in Beijing ‘s history. Emerging in the 18th century , outside the gate of the city , Bada Hutong part of a place name located near eight hutongs . During the Qing Dynasty, it was the place for brothels. Bada Hutong consists of Hanjia hutong hutong Shitou , Shanxi Xiang Wangguanfu


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