"Hutongs" Hutongs Tip by jonkb

Hutongs, Beijing: 11 reviews and 9 photos

Favorite thing: Hutongs are small one-story buildings of variable quality. Around Tianmen square they are quite posh compared too hutongs further away from the center. Around the hotel I stayed in they were pretty run down. A good deal of them will be torn down in a few years. Some people seem to think that this is a shame, because Beijing will loose some of its charm. I'm a bit ambivalent. Seeing how run down most of them are it seems that renovating them might imply tearing them down and rebuilding them again.

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  • Updated Jul 7, 2006
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