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Beijing Hutong Introduction

Beijing HutongHutong is a kind of typical ancient city alley in Beijing. Many of them were built during the Yuan (1206-1341), Ming (1368-1628) and Qing (1644-1908) dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. During these dynasties, the emperors planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the etiquette systems of the Zhou Dynasty to establish supreme power.

History of Hutong
Before Jin dynasty (in the 12 century), there were no Hutongs in Beijing, just streets, roads and district. In the early 13 century, a Mongolian tribe from the north became very strong. Led by Genghis Khan, the Mongolians occupied Beijing. In 1260, Kubla Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan established Yuan Dynasty. Kubla Khan set Beijing as the capital city. Unfortunately, the old city was destroyed during the war. So they had to rebuild it. In old China, all the structures and roads were required to be symmetrical. First, they had to find a center, and then built a regular square city. After construction was completed, they asked all the residents who lived in the old city to move to the new one. Thus the Hutong was formed.

Beijing Tour Routes Includes Hutong
BD-12. Half day Beijing Hutong BTA-7. Beijing Hutong tour
BH-1. Beijing 4 days tour BH-2. Beijing 5 days tour
BH-3. Beijing 6 days tour BH-4. Beijing 7 days tour
BK-2. 3 days Beijing tour BK-3. 4 days Beijing tour
BK-4. 5 days Beijing tour BK-5. 6 days Beijing tour
BK-6. 7 days Beijing tour BST-3. Beijing Hutong and Zoo bus tour
BX-3. Xingang Beijing 4 days tour BJXA-5. Beijing Xian 9 days tour
BJSH-1. 5 days Beijing Shanghai Tour BJSH-2. 6 days Beijing Shanghai Tour
BJSH-3. Beijing Shanghai Suzhou Tour (7 days) BJSH-4. Beijing Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Tour
BJLH-1. Beijing Lhasa Tour BJGL-1. Beijing Guilin Tour

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