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Residential hutong area  

Residential hutong area

Beijing hutongs, changes, and The End

October 24th 2011
We spent our last full day in Beijing exploring the area near our hostel. This district, between Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, seems to be one of the last parts of the city to retain the old development pattern wherein low houses with interior courtyards are grouped together into hutongs, forming what are effectively villages within the city. This development plan dates back ... read more
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