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Beijing Hutongs Tours

Beijing's hutongs are a glimpse - fast disappearing - of what the city used to look like before the skyscrapers started munching the skyline. A hutong is a narrow alleyway formed by joining together courtyard residences. When you hear people speak of 'the hutongs', they will often be referring to the neighborhoods formed by these alleys.

Development has destroyed many of these traditional neighborhoods, but some have been preserved, most notably those around the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. These hutongs, close to the Forbidden City, are the spacious and orderly kind that would have belonged to aristocrats and top-ranking officials.

Beijing's poorer hutongs are far more haphazard and cramped, but are still an important part of the city's history. Each hutong has its own name - sometimes many layers of names - and its own set of stories.

Practical Info

Most of the oldest and most beautiful hutongs, those visited on the majority of tours, are clustered around the Forbidden City. This is because the hierarchy of the Imperial Court was concentrically arranged, with the most important officials living close to its gates and the residences of the less important officials radiating outwards from it. 

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Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour, Beijing, null
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Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

An authentic culinary tour through Dong Si Area, lesser tourist visited hutongs. Visit Dong Si area where you will be immersed into the real ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00
Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw, Beijing, Street Food Tours
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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

4 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.99
3-Hour Beijing Hutong Bike Tour, Beijing, Historical & Heritage Tours
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3-Hour Beijing Hutong Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The hutongs means the ancient alleys or lanes typical in Beijing. As the city develops, its traditional hutongs are disappearing quickly. Hutongs wind ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Private Beijing Bike Tour at Night, Beijing, Bike Rentals
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Private Beijing Bike Tour at Night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

See the beautiful city of Beijing light up at night on this private bike tour of the Chinese capital. Your expert guide will lead you through the winding ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Cultural Day Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of ... 
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Private Cultural Day Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This amazing classic city tour of Beijing that includes both visiting the most popular attractions and also some small historic alleys. You will start your day ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour, Beijing, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Watch as Beijing’s winding ‘hutongs’ (alleys), glimmering waterways and recreational parks come alive at night on this 3-hour walking tour. Follow your ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.28
Private Day Tour including Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi Lesson, Rickshaw, and Hutong Family Lunch, ... 
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Private Day Tour including Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi Lesson, Rickshaw, and Hutong Family Lunch

Visit the UNESCO Listed Temple of Heaven, Watch local people at leisure in the adjacent park, learn TaiChi with a master, tour Beijing Hutongs by rickshaw, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.31
Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing, Beijing, Cultural Tours
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Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the authentic lifestyle of a Beijing local on this private tour. Interact closely with locals and ride a rickshaw through Old Beijing’s 'hutong' ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Full Day Cultural Tour in Beijing: Chinese Calligraphy, Paper Cutting and Hutong Experience, ... 
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Full Day Cultural Tour in Beijing: Chinese Calligraphy, Paper Cutting and Hutong Experience

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Learn a traditional Taichi lesson with you Taichi teacher in the morning, take a rickshaw riding through the old hutong alleys, walk in the locals home for a ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Beijing Day Trip of the Forbidden City, Hutong, Beihai Park and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Cultural ... 
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Beijing Day Trip of the Forbidden City, Hutong, Beihai Park and the Lama Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Although Beijing has modernized along with the rest of the country there are still a lot of historical charms remaining. This is a full day tour with an ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00

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