Exploring Beijing’s Hutongs Posted by sasha on Dec 12, 2016 in Culture
Beijing is an ancient city that’s also increasingly modern. Many of the city’s traditional neighborhoods have either been torn down or are on the chopping block. With each passing day, it’s getting harder and harder to find old Beijing (老北京 – lǎo běi jīng).
One place to look is in the city’s traditional alleyways, or hutong (胡同 – hú tòng) in Chinese. This are changing fast here as well, as you’ll see in this short video tour:
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