Beijing (5) Lunch on Saturday PM
Beijing (6) Forbidden City is Closed
Beijing (7) Cute Pandas
Beijing (8) Summer Palace
Beijing (9) Flying Acrobatic Show
Beijing (10) Hotel & Dinner
Beijing (11) Great Wall
Beijing (12) Great Wall Shopping
Beijijng (13) Lunch on Sunday PM
Beijing (14) Ming Tombs
Beijing (15) Traditional Tea House
Beijing (16) Peking Duck Dinner
Beijing (17) Shopping for Munchies
Beijing (18) Olympic Stadium at Night
Beijing (19) Just me and Jackie Chan
Beijing (20) Tiananmen Square
Beijing (21) Forbidden City
Beijing (22) Silk Factory
Beijing (23) Temple of Heaven
Monday, February 15 2010
Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys with traditional courtyard residences.
In recent years, hutongs in Beijing have decreased because they've been demolished for new roads and buildings.
There are a few hutongs that have been preserved to showcase the cultural aspect of Chinese history. In many cases, there could be up to 9 families living in one courtyard.
We were taken on a rickshaw ride and stopped to walk around. We even got to visit a family to see what homes in this area look like! It was a very cool experience...
How cool that we even get blankets to cover our legs ^_^
Beijing (25) Buildings & Bye Bye Beijing!