Nanluoguxiang – A Distinctive Hutong in Beijing

Nanluoguxiang is actually an ancient Hutong located in Dongcheng District. North from Gulou East Street to south to Pingan Street, Nanluoguxiang has a width of 8 meters and length of 787 meters. As one of the most ancient streets in Beijing, Nanluoguxiang was built in Yuan Dynasty and has a history more than 740 years. … More Nanluoguxiang – A Distinctive Hutong in Beijing

Hutong – The Old Style Courtyard Residence

Hutong is the cultural relics of Yuan Dynasty that can be seen in the suburbs of Beijing. Hutongs are traditional courtyard residences and narrow alleys that are joined each other and developed around a well. The meaning for Hutong is water well, in Mongolian language. The Hutongs systems are developed during Yuan Dynasty. The Hutongs, … More Hutong – The Old Style Courtyard Residence

Enjoy the Chinese and Western Culture in Nanluogu Xiang

Hutong, as the smallest structural units of Beijing, has become a hit by a number of foreign tourists.  Especially the Nanluogu Xiang, an old lane renowned for its long history, Hutong culture, specialty stores, and distinctive foods. It is 768 meters (2,519 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide. No wonder Beijing Nanluogu Xiang … More Enjoy the Chinese and Western Culture in Nanluogu Xiang

A Classroom Theme Restaurant in Beijing Hutong

In the fleeting autumn, I always have a kind of nostalgic sincerity.  Last weekend, my girlfriends and I entered a nostalgic theme restaurant in a lane near Beijing Nanluoguxiang.  Gently push the door, we saw blackboard on the wall, badminton rackets in a corner, dirty deflated football, all kinds of objects embedded under the glass … More A Classroom Theme Restaurant in Beijing Hutong