Jan 10, 2015 at 02:05 AM
The Hutong tours are a major attraction for tourists in Beijing. Hutongs are a kind of narrow streets or alleys. In Beijing, hutongs are formed by lines of siheyuan the traditional courtyard residences. The hutongs and the courtyards are the real culture of Beijing. Beijing was said to be having hundreds of courtyards around the Forbidden City, with lanes stretched out in all four directions, connecting the different kinds of courtyards in the city. Decorated wit fine gardens and with its original beauty of ancient ruins, hutong tours are a great attraction. The hutong tour takes the tourists through its criss-cross lanes where one can experience the ancient Beijing life. These lanes have interesting historical names known onlu to the local people through the word of mouth. It was only later that the names were written down for the locals and for the tourists. A tour to these feature lanes is a must for those travelling to Beijing. There are some distinctive hutongs of some 1,000 which are left now that attract thousands of tourists from home and abroad. The longestone being the Dongjiaominxiang Hutong, with a total length of 6.5 4 miles and The shortest being the Yichi Street, with a total length 82 feet. The Jiuwan Hutong, with about 13 turns, is like a maze where one can easily get lost and confused. The narrowest is the Qians hi Hutong, measuring 32 to 44 yards with the narrowest part being merely 16 inches wide, such that two people couldn’t pass without turning sideways. Apart from its architectural uniqueness there are also small decorated shops and restaurants hidden in these lanes. The variety of modern and traditionally decorated shops has the treasured history of cultural Chinese life. Also when one goes for an extended hutong tour one can experience the local life in its full essence. The Chinese food, paper cutting, knot making, mah-jong games, yangko dancing, cricket culture make out to be some exquisite experiences for the tourists. Many famous operas and dramas in beijing are themed on the culturaly rich fashion of the hutongs, and a performance by the Beijing People's Art Theatre, such as "Teahouse" or "Small Hutong" is a must for the visitors.
Jan 04, 2015 at 07:12 AM
These are youthful Chinese sightseers coming back from a visit to the Lama Buddhist Temple and sanctuary of Confucius. These are one of the curved entryways raised amid principles of different administrations. The group here likes to invest some energy with their celebrated past. It is additionally a rest and make tracks in an opposite direction from the turbulent occupied current way of life. Hutongs are a sort of tight private road or back street, and are the conventional structural engineering of Beijing. Hutong neighborhoods are were shaped by joining lines of "siheyuan" (customary yard living arrangements) together - one hutong would then be joined to another. To improve lighting, about all "siheyuan" had their fundamental structures and doors confronting south; consequently a dominant part of hutongs keep running from east to west. The complex is broad and you can take photos very nearly everybody. Furthermore, particularly, the Lama Temple Complex really holds a Guinness World Record! In one of the sanctuaries there is an exceptionally tall white sandalwood statue of the Maitreya Buddha, which was cut from a solitary tree.
Dec 29, 2014 at 06:55 PM
This is a tight road called hutong in Chinese. This is a piece of old Beijing where the trees lined avenues highlights tranquil and sylvan environment close to the Confucius and Lama Temple. Each block recounts to its own story and the guests are both voyagers and nearby people. The cool climate is a rest from the modest of occupied with Beijing life. People say that the genuine society of Beijing is the way of life of the Hutong and Courtyards. How genuine that is. They pull in a greater number of sightseers from home and abroad than the tall structures and extensive chateaus. Hutong is a Mongolian word importance water well. At nine meters (around 30 feet) wide, it is the name given to a path or little road that began amid the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). Presently they have get to be delegates of nearby culture, in this way it is the first decision for individuals who might want to find out about the neighborhood history and culture. Up to this point, one can in any case discover dry wells in some old rear alleys.
Dec 16, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Each hutong in Old Beijing has an unmistakable vibe and character of past period. It recounts the tale of the lives of individuals before quick urbanization assumed control China. The shops spotting the road offer scents, Buddhist antiquities ensemble and cafes. This is an exceptionally pleasant excursion for kids too to think about the antiquated instructive framework and customs of China. The things in market are truly exceptionally appealing. The things displayed in shops are excessively astonishing that you can’t stop yourself to purchase those things. The majority of the things you will get is the market are primarily related to the Buddhist religion. Mamei Hutong was named after the old Beijing language. In later years the government changed their original names into more formal ones, which sounds more refined. If one wants to know the original names of them, a tour to these feature lanes of hutong should not be missed. The dark tiled houses and back streets crossing with one another in indistinguishable appearance are similar to a jumble, it is enjoyable to stroll through them however be aware so you not get lost. .
Jan 10, 2015 at 05:31 AM
This is a hutong which might likewise be called Imperial school Street. The red blocks divider patio lined with trees look tranquil .There are numerous tea houses, puppets, earthenware production, Buddha material stores, and different relics on the little shops specking the street. The air looks serene and a lovely break from the occupied swanky way of life of current Beijing. The scent of incense and sandalwood saturates the climate from the adjacent sanctuaries. The name of a hutong speaks to its inception, area or history. It is in these dim tiled long paths that families play, purchase merchandise, tattle, and connect. The Beijing Hutongs (old paths) have an extremely exceptional place in the rich history and society of Beijing. Today, a wide range of sorts of bars, tea houses, espresso rooms and gift shops have mushroomed in the city. During the evening, the road is on fire with lights, giving a simple air as you walk around. The back roads give a brilliant look into yesterday's reality, the old lifestyle and customary Beijing culture, and highlight the emotional changes whatever is left of Beijing has undergone. Longer Beijing visits more often than exclude a visit to a hutong territory.
Jan 13, 2015 at 12:40 AM
These are shops offering incense adheres on path to the Lama Temple in old Beijing. This is one of the biggest and most imperative religious communities of Geluk Tibetan Buddhist on the planet. It was affectionately restored by the Tibetan nuns. The spot draws in a considerable measure of voyagers and additionally Buddhist travelers. The sheer volume of the incense smoldered at the sanctuary complex backings these shops lining the street. One of the real attractions in Beijing are the crisscrossing hutongs, a basic part of Beijing's nearby culture. Made in the thirteenth century, the Hutongs are really little open back streets with private yard homes. It is the way Old Beijing used to be. Hutongs are similar to society custom galleries, displaying a window into a conventional lifestyle entwined with the old construction modeling and labyrinth of limited boulevards. Shops find in hutongs is generally made up of wooden rooftops. The structure of rooftops are generally find a little bit creative in Hutongs Street. The tourist love to roam in hutong and explore the old china and can feel the essence of sandalwood from the nearby temple.
Dec 05, 2014 at 06:26 PM
The roads in old Beijing are called hutongs. They have a character they could call their own. This spot in Dengcheung area is close to the Confucius and Lama Temple in old Beijing. These lanes have been safeguarded as memory of the old Chinese method for life. The tall cedar and juniper lining the road looks majestic. Of the more than 1,000 Hutongs left there are some unmistakable ones, drawing in a huge number of voyagers from home and abroad. The lengthiest one is the Dongjiaominxiang Lane, with an aggregate distance of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles), lying in the middle of Chang'an Avenue and East and West Qianmen Streets. The briefest one is the Yichi Street, measuring around 25 meters (82 feet). The Jiuwan Hutong, with around 13 turns, is the most convoluted one and can without much of a stretch make you lost. The tightest is the Qianshi (Money Market) Hutong, computing around thirty to forty meters (32 to 44 yards), situated outside the qianmen gate in Zhubaoshi Street. The tightest part is simply 40 centimeters (16 inches) wide, so when two individuals meet, they must swing sideways to pass one another.
Jan 05, 2015 at 06:21 AM
The hutongs came into being during China’s dynastic period when emperors planned the city of Beijing. They arranged the residential areas according to the social classes. Later, during the Ming Dynasty the center of the capital became the Forbidden City, where the royals used to live. So residences were created surrounding the palace. People of higher social status were permitted to live closer to the palace whereas commoners lived little further from the palace. So aristocrats lived to the east and west sides of the imperial palace in their large siheyuans or courtyard houses. The hutongs and siheyuans formed by the wealthy class of the society were large and spacious, whereas that of the commoners were smaller, narrower and simpler. The hutong culture in Beijing has been going on since the ancient time of the imperial palace. Even today, people living in the hutongs in Beijing follows their traditions and cultures. Like in the ancient times, the siheyuans in the hutongs in Beijing have a main building and gates facing south for better lighting. Even in the main hutongs, there can be many tiny lanes running north and south for convenient passage. People living in the hutongs use these lanes to reach their neighbors easily and conveniently. The interesting hutong culture in Beijing is such that tourists love to explore it and get an insight into it during their travel to Beijing. Along with many other things the hutongs also suffered at the start of the 20th century when the rule of the emperor was disintegrated in China with the end of the dynastic era. As compared to the traditional arrangement, there were new hutongs constructed on the outskirts of the old city in haphazard manner without any plan. On the other hand the old hutongs also lost their former neat appearance. During this time many hutong areas were demolished. This way the hutong culture has also come down to a great extent. But still, you can see people communicating, playing and chatting together in groups with their neighbors in the hutongs in Beijing. Overall the hutongs and the hutong culture maintained by the people living here presents great pride among Beijingers.
Jan 18, 2015 at 07:42 AM
Shijingshan Amusement Park is a large amusement park with exciting recreational facilities and statues of Disney characters. Various entertaining equipments are scattered among the verdure and beauty of the amazing landscape with the clear lakes and meandering paths and trails flanked by voluptuous grass and trees. The Gothic style Cinderella castle, the Arabian style restaurant, the European style bridge and Russian style Arcade are here to give you a comfortable welcome. Atomic Pulley, brave turntable and the Giant Sight-seer Wheel are will lend you into a fairy-style land made possible by advanced technology and ingenuity of their designers. The pattern of the buildings inside has the Cinderella Castle with the statue of the Cinderella standing inside the artificial fountain as its centerpiece. Various cartoon characters like Pinocchio, the Donald Duck, and the Mickey Mouse with the European style castles and statues are sure to give visitors a treat that they will be reluctant to part with. The Pacific Underwater World consists of Cabin Walking Zone, Touching Pool, Penguin House, Underwater Tunnel, and Marine Animal Performance Pool, etc. In the Penguin House, there are more than 30 penguins. Visitors can watch the interesting scene when penguins fighting for fishes. Beijing Pacific Underwater World is at the foot of the tower. The Underwater World consists of Cabin Walking Zone, Touching Pool, Penguin House, and Marine Fish Zone, Underwater Tunnel, Marine Animal Performance Pool, Mystic Sunken ship and Cinema. The Cabin Walking Zone has two parts: one is freshwater animal zone and the other is salt-water animal zone. There visitors can enjoy hundreds of rare tropical fishes and beautiful marine animals. In the Penguin House, there are more than 30 penguins. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. are the feeding time for penguins. Visitors can watch the interesting scene when penguins are fighting for Beijing Ocean Park - With a floorspace of 42000 square meters and a construction space of 120000 square meters respectively, the Beijing Aquarium is the largest inland one of its kind and boasts thousands of aquatic creatures and other species.
Feb 01, 2015 at 09:43 PM
Bike tour appears to be a total different and entertaining way to travel for travelers anywhere. China provides its travelers to fully enjoy such chances with its various bike tours available all through the country for unlike places. In face much of china can be seen on bikes. Bike tour has its own rewards, though it is time taking but one gets to view things in a much more detailed manner as associated to any other medium of transport for that matter. With the bike tour one gets a personalised tour of the ancient civilization and the progressing civilization of Beijing. Wandering on bikes is not only healthy but also a safe and suitable means of restitution. There are many shopkeepers who rent bikes for travellers at reasonable prices and with other services such as helmets, class services and travel guides too. The travellers have the choice to plan the trip according to their own accessibility. The bike tour is a bit of a challenge but is open to all with the diversity of bike that are made available, such as the mountain bikes, hiking bikes, foldable bikes and also bikes for children and a whole lot of other variety. The whole of the Beijing city can be travelled on bikes and the bike tours include the visit to the Great Wall of China, a tour to the Forbidden City, the ancient hutongs and any other place in china. This tour includes the tour to the imperial Beijing which includes biking around Beihai park, the Jingshan Park, the Forbidden City, the Great Hall of People, National Grand Theatre and Qianmen and other places around. The bike tour to the ancient hutongs covers the various courtyards where one can witness the architectural beauty of the town with the blend of modern and tradition artistry. One can also go for the lakes around the hutongs for the view of some natural beauty of Beijing. Other then that is the cultural bike tour of Beijing where one can travel through various temples and museums of Beijing. Travelers appreciate these bike tours since one gets to rest and enjoy the beauty of the classy culture of Beijing.
Jan 03, 2015 at 11:29 PM
Royal Phoenix is located in the Qianliang hutong in Dongsi, North Beijing. Since it is built right in the middle of a hutong it is aptly called a hutong hotel. This hotel has come up in the year 2012, so not many people know about it in Beijing. That makes trying to get back to the hotel an interesting challenge everyday. It is on a lane in the hutong neighbourhood that is too narrow to get any large vehicle up. So ambling through the lane is the only option. This enables the tourists to have a closer look of the life of the locals and Beijing culture. The hotel lobby is large and warm. Reception counter staff is courteous, helpful and speak basic English. Everyone is friendly and the lobby area is huge and has comfortable sofas. There are about 193 rooms spread over seven floors. The rooms are large, clean and well-appointed. The beddings and sheets are clean and mattresses are soft. There is a large flat screen TV with numerous channels. There are side tables with lamps and a writing desk and chair in every room. The bath has latest fittings with rain shower head and handheld shower. Toiletries are useful. Everyday two bottles of packaged water is provided to the tourists. Wifi is available in the rooms but is very slow. Being in China, you cannot use Google or any Google apps - so beware if you're a Chromebook user. Most of the social network applications are blocked in China. However, Email, Wechat and apple FaceTime connection is good here. The breakfast buffet in the morning is huge with lots of options of Western and Chinese dishes. There are sweet rolls, many varieties of butter, fruits, juices, coffee and eggs made to order. The hutong hotel has a well stocked bar also. The bar stewards speak simple English. The drinks and cocktails are served as desired. But the best bit about the hutong hotel is definitely its location, in the middle of a poor district, where one could step out into almost an another world. A couple of hundred yards wither way out of the hotel are major roads with restaurants, cafes and shops.
Dec 09, 2014 at 08:40 PM
Anyone who visits Beijing for the first time will surely enjoy the hutong experience. You get to travel through the hutongs or alleys in the city while sitting in a rickshaw and you can chat with the local people or at times eat with them if you schedule your hutong tour accordingly after discussing it with your tourist guide. In that case, you might be lucky to visit local family in the hutong and can chat with the families about their life. You may even be lucky enough to experience their dumpling making skills and learn it too along with enjoying the meal with them. If you visit the old Hutong of the Xicheng District, you can plan a walk along the bank of the beautiful and serene Houhai Lake. By visiting the home of local people, you can experience their culture. In some tour packages, you also get the option to learn about the basic skills in painting. In such case of a hutong experience you will get the guidance of a teacher who will teach you to draw a simple picture and provide the tools for drawing such as brush, ink and paper etc. Such a class will also introduce you to the history and classification of Chinese calligraphy. Another significant art of China, the Chinese paper cutting, which is a national handicraft, can also be learnt during one such hutong experience. In fact, these packages allow great opportunity to learn some traditional Chinese handicraft in the Hutong area. You also get to know about the history of the Chinese paper cutting art. The Chinese knot is another popular national handicraft of China which too has a long history. In this art, each knot is woven out of a solo silk thread, which was then given a name as per its shape and meaning. Here also you will be assisted by a teacher and you can take home the item you create besides knowing about the history of Chinese knot making. All such lovely experiences that you can become a part of is possible in hutong tours. You must consult your tour guide and purchase the package that you are interested in knowing and learning in Beijing hutongs.