Dajinsi Hutong, Da Jin Si Hutong Beijing

Plan your Beijing tours? A Beijing hutong tour is highly recommended to explore Beijing’s only remaining vernacular architecture – Hutong and Siheyuan.

Hutong (alley) and Siheyuan (courtyard) are the typical vernacular dwellings in Beijing. Its origin can date back to Yuan Dynasty ( 1271 – 1368 ) when massive city construction were carried out for the building of the capital city for the great empire in Chinese history.

With intensified Beijing’s urbanization, more and more hutongs and courtyards are disappearing from our eyes, replaced by uniform cement buildings. Some of the hutongs and courtyards are purchased and gentrified, losing their traditional architectural glory.

Hutongs and courtyards in Beijing are decreasing. Last October we went to Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong in Shichahai ( Houhai and Qianhai ) for a fam trip. We followed a rickshaw driver and visited a small courtyard in a famous hutong – Jinsi Hutong.

Rickshaw drivers are waiting for travellers in Shichahai area.

Wait for travellers in Shichahai area.
Following our pedicab driver, and went into the courtyard named Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong
A group of foreign travellers were visiting inside the Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong in Shichahai.
Take a glimpse
A wedding room in the courtyard for rent.
Taking photos
A narrow hutong leading to the courtyard

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing City Tour
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings

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Dajinsi Hutong in Shichahai
How to visit Shichahai
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The night view of Shichahai
Shichahai in the early morning
Shichahai, a nice place to walk at night in Beijing

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How to Visit Hutongs
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