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Preserving Beijing's old houses a big task
A sinuous, silver-white building looms in the background of hutong (alleyways) near the Second Ring Road of Beijing.
标题图片The last state-run traditional grocery in Beijing
Zhaofujie Grocery, known as the last state-run grocery in Beijing, is popular among Beijingers who enjoy its authentic soya bean sauce, sesame sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, pickles and other old-Beijing foodstuffs and goods.
标题图片Beijing's green courtyard
A "water recycling" concept integrated into the repair work has allowed the No. 3 courtyard of Banchang Alley in Nanluo-guxiang to operate in a green way.
Top 10 most attractive hutongs in BeijingTop 10 most attractive hutongs
The Hutong, an old-style city alley or lane, is one of the most distinctive features and must-see attractions in Beijing. The followings are the top 10 attractive hutongs in Beijing.
标题图片Morning market in Beijing's hutongs
Have a glimpse of the morning market in Beijing's hutongs.
标题图片Enjoy peaceful life in Wudaoying Hutong
This is one of Beijing's oldest Hutongs, yet it is also the city's newest trendy hangout.
标题图片Nanluoguxiang (Southern Bell and Drum Alley)
The alley is said to have been constructed in 1267 AD during the Yuan Dynasty and claimed to be the best preserved exiting hutong from that era.
标题图片Yandai Xiejie (Skewed Smoking Pipe Street)
This 300-meter-long hutong is said to be one of the oldest commercial streets in Beijing.
The old Chinese- and Western-style buildings make it an interesting place to visit.
标题图片Mao'er Hutong (Hat Alley)
The Keyuan Garden, a well-preserved private garden, is located in this neighborhood.
Dashilan is located to the south of Tiananmen Square, west of Qianmen Street.
标题图片Three interesting hutongs
Check out the three most interesting hutongs in Beijing.
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