the vanishing hutongs

Ancient Alleys

Ancient Alleys

Hutongs, many of them dating back up to 800-years-old, form an intricate cobweb of alleys that run through the heart of modern-day Beijing.

The Drum Tower — Gǔlóu (鼓楼
Old Beijing
Wudaoying Hutong
Siheyuan 四合院
Hutong Maze
Ancient Alleys
TIght Spot
Home for 55-Years
Tu Zhengpei
Mahjong 麻將
Sunny Smoke
Sharing a Laugh
Pet Birds
Du Yanxia
Volunteer
Alley Clothes
Hutong Bathroom
Winter Hutong