Introduction to Beijing: Hip Hutongs

Get acquainted with Beijing and its Hutong alleyways
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Tour Details
About the Tour
History, Orientation
2 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Get a behind-the-scenes peek into Beijing’s fascinating hutong alleyways
  • Led by an expert in contemporary Chinese history
  • Wudaoying Hutong and Fangjia Hutong
Tour Description
Where You'll Start
22 Reviews (4.38)

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Having lived in Beijing for over a decade, Jeremiah really knows the city, and as a teacher and writer, is able to communicate his knowledge clearly and keep your attention for the duration. A real pleasure.
This walk was the ultimate Context experience. I challenged the system by making a last minute reservation, and kind of getting it wrong, Lois saved me, responding instantly by email and communicating so nicely by phone. She arranged this walk for me and it couldn’t have been a more pleasant or interesting half day in Beijing. Jason was early, the meeting place was easy. We dove into the Hutong and he immediately oriented us explaining the language and social and political and historical forces that have shaped these unique neighborhoods into what they are today. We covered ancient and modern traditions about family structure, living environments, education, attitudes towards government. The walk was shady and peaceful. The treks up into the bell and drum towers were fun and our timing perfect for catching a drum ceremony up there. And the views! Thanks for a perfect experience! Looking forward to our next one! Mira
Enjoyed it all. Wished some things were open so we could go inside, but it wasn't the right time.