Beijing Hutong Tour
Monday, May 14, 2012 9:56:47 AM
Seen from the names of Beijing Hutong, they are all-inclusive, with the name of rivers and lakes (Dajiang Hutong, River Park Hutong, Tuan Jie Hu Hutong and Seaside Hutong); the mountains and the sun and the moon (Pattern Hill Hutong, Chuandian Hutong, Huisheng Hutong and Moonlight Hutong); the characters surname (Zhang Zizhong Road and Jia's Alley); market and goods (Caishikou Hutong and Bowl Alley); factory workshop (Paint Alley); flowers, fish and insects (Lawn Alley, Jinyu Hutong, Beekeeping Narrow Lane); cloud and sky (Yunju Hutong, Rain Alley and Big Star Alley); poultry meat (Chicken Feet Alley, and Xianyukou Hutong), etc. The various names will make you feel blurred, however, if a careful analysis, you will find the features. The names of hutong in Beijing usually come from the Government Office official institutions, altar and the temple, warehouse, workshop, bridge, river, fair trade, trade objects, surnames, scenery and the sentiments. Today many of the hutongs are still in use the original names. Are you interested in the names of hutong in Beijing? During Beijing trip, you have the great chance to have a deep understanding about the old alleys.
The hutongs of Beijing are more than just the context of the city. They are also the living places of ordinary people and the important stage of the development of the historical and cultural of the capital city.
Besides hutongs in Beijing there are many other famous historical sightseeing deserve to visit during the Tour Beijing. Forbidden City shows the strong atmosphere of imperial power; Summer Palace enjoys the most beautiful scenery; Temple of Heaven is the symbol of Beijing. After the tour to these representative attractions, you will find your Beijing tour full of instructive.