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Rickshaw Ride Through Beijing Hutongs

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30 Dec 2019 | Mon

Day 03 of 18

  • Temple of Heaven
  • Beijing Summer Palace
  • Lunch | Man Jie Dumpling Beijing
  • Rickshaw Ride Through Beijing Hutongs
  • Sights Around Hotel – Beijing

Rickshaw Ride Through Beijing Hutongs

Rickshaw Ride Through Beijing Hutongs

Beijing’s hutongs are an integral part of the city’s history and culture. Rickshaws have been a part of life in the hutongs for centuries, and are still used today by many residents.

Rickshaws first appeared in Beijing during the Qing Dynasty, and quickly became a common sight in the city’s narrow alleyways. They were originally pulled by human beings, but later evolved into being pulled by donkeys or horses. Today, most rickshaws in Beijing are electric, and are a popular tourist attraction.

Despite their popularity with tourists, rickshaws remain an important part of everyday life for many residents of Beijing’s hutongs. Rickshaw drivers often know the alleyways better than anyone, and can get you where you need to go quickly and efficiently.

Hutong are a type of narrow street or alley commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, especially Beijing.

In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.

Since the mid-20th century, many Beijing hutongs were demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, however, many hutongs have been designated as protected, in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. Hutongs were first established in the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) and then expanded in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties.

– Wikipedia Beijing Hutongs

Beijing hutongs are a great way to experience traditional Chinese culture and architecture. They are also a great place to eat, shop, and people watch. If you have the chance to visit Beijing, be sure to take some time to explore the hutongs!

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