Outside the hustle and bustle of the city, Beijing Hutongs offer a glimpse back into way of life in old Beijing. Hutongs are narrow streets or alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences. Most of the existing courtyards are remnants of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) Dynasties.
Riding on traditional rickshaws, you can feel the vibrant decadence of old Beijing. Wooden carvings, ornate brick designs, and cane chairs breathe life into the past. Street vendors sell tasty snacks, while residents sit outside chatting. Stop in and share a meal with a local family to experience what it would have been like living in old Beijing.