History of the Hutong - Walking Tour

History of the Hutong - Walking Tour


History of the Hutong - Walking Tour

History of the Hutong

-What is all the fuss about?


Walk led by Lars Ulrik-Thom of Beijing Postcards Follow Beijing Postcards into the curved Hutong alleyways around the Drum and Bell Towers of Beijing. Gain a profound understanding of old Beijing during a fun and interesting afternoon.

Along the way we will discover lanes so narrow that not even the tricycle rickshaws will be able to reach us. We will hear about the incredible transformation of this area from high society dwellings, over workers accommodation, to the peculiar mixture of generals, workers, romantic foreign fools and politicians residing in the area today.

What will happen to this area in the future? Is preservation a real option? or will the charming old lanes eventually have to cave in to developers? After two hours in the Hutong you will be left with lots to ponder about, with a drink in one hand and some snacks in the other.

Where: from Gulou to Nanluoguxiang starting North side of Drum Tower finishing at Beijing Postcards' gallery for drinks and time for more QA. 39 Chaodao Hutong (炒豆胡同) the southern most Hutong between Nanluoguxiang and Jiaodaokou dajie

The walk will end at Beijing Postcards gallery space where we will see hundred years old pictures from Beijing Postcards collection of the areas we have visited.

Meeting Point: in front of the ticket office of Drum Tower.

Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Price: ¥200

To reserve your spot, please email us at beijingpostcards@gmail.com.



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