Introduction to Beijing: Hip Hutongs

Get acquainted with Beijing and its Hutong alleyways
$249 and up
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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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This tour is an integral part of getting to know real Beijing, but was successful in not romanticizing the hutong way of life. Would loved to have entered a home or courtyard with Jeremiah, but we gained a lot by taking his recommendation and later visiting the Hutong museum. Glad our tour included commercial as well as residential streets. Their progress is intertwined.
Our guide was delightful. However, the tour was more of just a walk through the Hutongs. My previous tours with Context had been much more structured and informative. While our guide was knowledgeable, we had to ask questions and draw things out - there was very little proactive information and I did not feel like I left having any great insight. Given I had invited two guests, it was a bit dissapointing.
Valentina was an excellent docent. She was prepared but flexible, and understood the culture of China as well as her clients. Very impressive representative of your company!