Traditions and Transitions: A Walk and Discussion in the Hutongs of Dongcheng

  • The Hutong 1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Beijing, Beijing Shi, 100007 China
Hutong walk in Beijing

Cost: 260 RMB (220 RMB for members of The Hutong) includes all guide fees and admission tickets

This walk explores the past, present, and future of the Beijing hutongs. One of the capital’s most distinctive features, the hutongs have long been at the core of Beijing’s urban culture. This walk takes us through the hutongs of the Dongcheng district, once home to some of Beijing’s most fascinating figures. It is also an area with a vibrant present, as old spaces are repurposed as new commercial and residential spaces. We will discuss the history of the hutongs in the imperial period, who lived there and why.

Our walk begins at The Hutong venue and will end near the Drum Tower and Houhai/Shichahai Lakes District in a location with several convenient dining, refreshment, and transportation options.

Spaces for this walk are limited and reservations are required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with complete walk details and directions to our meeting location