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

  • Beixinqiao Metro Stop (Line 5) Exit D 5 Jiao Dao Kou Dong Da Jie Beijing, Beijing Shi, 100009 China (map)
Hutong Walking Tour

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 Beixinqiao in the heart of historic Beijing and will end near the Drum Tower and Houhai/Shichahai Lakes District in a location with several convenient dining, refreshment, and transportation options.

260 RMB per person (220 RMB for members of The Hutong) including all admission tickets, guide fees, and tips.

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