China – Beijing, a walk back in History (4)

After visiting the Great Wall, another place that we visited was the Beijing’s Hutong.

What are Hutongs? Actually they are a type of narrow streets or alleys; formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. The best way to get around and to see was on trishaw.

Just look the the row of trishaws waiting for customers or more like tourist like me….



One of the residence in the Hutong area


Yup… a row of trishaw bringing tourist around the Hutong area…. going through the small alleys passing along a river .


What a sight!!


Mini red fire engine that I saw in the Hutong area.


More trishaws….


Moving on… we stopped at southeastern corner tower of the city wall where it was built during the Ming & Qing Dynasty. What’s left was the remnants of the southern section of the Inner City wall near the Southeast Corner.



Stay tune for more……


14 thoughts on “China – Beijing, a walk back in History (4)

    • From what I seen from my visit to Shanghai, Shenzhen and Suzhuo… I did not see many trishaws (or I did not even noticed) as in Beijing.Even in Beijing, it was mostly at the Hutong area only. Guess they still have it as it was a tourist area catering mostly for tourist.

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