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A must see experience

Hutong Area - Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. It is the name given to a lane or... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Limoges, France
Eye opening!

We are not sure which Hutong tour we took, but take a tour before you leave Beijing. The tour is... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
nancy s
Denville, New Jersey
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13 Apr 2017
“Eye opening!”
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Hutong Area - Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. It is the name given to a lane or small street that originated during the Yuan Dynasty. Visitors are generally transported from a point on the edge of the Hutong by a cycle rickshaw...More

Thank mikewelham
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We are not sure which Hutong tour we took, but take a tour before you leave Beijing. The tour is well worth the minimal charge and it’s eye-opening to see the living standards pre economic boom. You travel through narrow back alleyways. All you see...More

Thank nancy s
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had a rickshaw tour of Dongsi Hutong. Narrow streets with houses behind blank walls. Enter and see a courtyard surrounded by small buildings. Community latrines every few hundred yards as houses don't have facilities. Lots of small shops. You see how people traditionally lived.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

I cycled around the Hutongs and found it fascinating the array of diversity and culture when you get off the main streets, lots of food, souvenir shops and everyday living. Worth a walk or a cycle through.

Thank Chris101111
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We took a tour of a hutong and loved it. The narrow alleys, the old dwellings, this is old Beijing that is fast disappearing. This is how they used to live before condos and big buildings. We went to a family operated restaurant, walked through...More

Thank Tinnesz
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This was an interesting part of the commercial tour that we took. Our guide paid for a rickshaw ride and away we went. He pedalled down one street after another, alley after alley and we discovered and older part of Beijing. Toilets were on the...More

Thank Stancer
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were lucky enough to stay in the hutongs in a boutique hotel and of all the grand sites we saw during our time in the city, we enjoyed exploring the alleyways of the hutongs the best! There are quirky shops and restaurants and great...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Visit the new and "old" parts of the hutong for the full experience. I prefer the old section: there's lots of places to grab street food and trinket souvenirs and observe daily life in Beijing. The new hutong has a Starbucks, ATMs and sit-down restaurants.

Thank Traveliz23
Reviewed 22 October 2013

There are many things I love about Beijing. And each trip there I find more things to see. I read a Time magazine article "Beijing: 10 Things To Do" - it is still on the web. From that article I read of the destruction of...More

Thank John46250
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