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H​istory of the ​H​utong

H​istory of the ​H​utong

Sunday 13 April 2.00-4.30​pm

Walk led by Lars Ulrik-Thom, of Beijing Postcards​

Follow Beijing Postcards into the curved Hutong alleyways around the Drum and Bell Towers of Beijing. Listen to stories of opium dens and vast mansions of former officials. Gain a profound understanding of old Beijing during a fun and interesting afternoon.

Where:

from Gulou to Nanluoguxiang
starting North side of Drum Tower
finishing at Beijing Postcards' gallery for ​drinks and time for more QA.

​39 Chaodao Hutong  (炒豆胡同) 

the southern most Hutong between Nanluoguxiang and Jiaodaokou dajie
google map reference also see map below

Tickets​:

RMB ​150 members
RMB 200 non-members

​More information:

-What is all the fuss about?

Follow Beijing Postcards into the curved Hutong alleyways around the Drum and Bell Towers of Beijing. Listen to stories of opium dens and vast mansions of former officials. Gain a profound understanding of old Beijing during a fun and interesting afternoon.

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 this area, in the very heart of Beijing, 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 newly opened gallery space where we will see hundred years old pictures from Beijing Postcards collection of the areas we have visited. 

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