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30 Dec 2019 | Mon
Day 03 of 18
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.
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!