Walking Wednesdays History of the Hutong

History of the Hutong - What is all the fuss about?



Local walking tours around the city
History of the Hutong 
11 AM

Follow us into the curved Hutong alleyways around the Drum and Bell Towers of Beijing.  Gain a profound understanding of old Beijing during a fun and interesting morning.


Along the way we will discover lanes so narrow that not even the tricycle rickshaws will be able to reach us. We will hear about the incredible transformation of this area from high society dwellings, over workers accommodation, to the peculiar mixture of generals, workers, romantic foreign fools and politicians residing in the area today.


What will happen to this area in the future? Is preservation a real option?  Or will the charming old lanes eventually have to cave in to developers? After two hours in the Hutong you will be left with lots to ponder about, with a drink in one hand and some snacks in the other.


The walk will end at Beijing Postcards gallery space where we will see hundred years old pictures from Beijing Postcards collection of the areas we have visited.


Meeting Point: in front of the ticket office of Drum Tower

Time: 11pm - 13 pm
Price: ¥260
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Event Properties

Event date: 10-19-2016 11:00 AM
Event End Date: 10-19-2016 01:00 PM
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price ¥260.00
Location The Drum and Bell Tower