"Ride a pedicab" Hutongs Tip by Mairo21

Hutongs, Beijing: 73 reviews and 164 photos

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"Hutong" is a kind of ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where the number of hutongs may run into several thousand. Hutongs are created by the walls of courtyard houses. Formerly owned by state officials and the wealthy, it now houses middle class people of Beijing. This ancient part of the city is slowly dissapearing, and may no longer exist in the near future. In some areas, the alley's can be so narrow, that it is not accesible by car, only by bike, or pedicab. It you go with a group of people or friends, you can have races of some sort. IT is a fun,interesting, and different way to explore the hutong district of Beijing. The drivers are pleasant, fun, and work very hard to make a living. Please tip the pedicab driver at least $1 US. They don't make much through regular wages and depend mainly on tips.

Directions: Hutong District
Phone: 66159097 66123236 64002787
Website: http://www.hutongtour.com.cn

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 25, 2005
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