Dajinsi Hutong, Da Jin Si Hutong Beijing

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Plan your Beijing tours? A Beijing hutong tour is highly recommendd to explore the only remaining the vanacular architecture – Hutong and Siheyuan. Hutong (alley) and Siheyuan (courtyard) are a kind of vernacular dwellings in Beijing. It origin can date back to Yuan Dynasty ( 1271 – 1368 ) when massive city construction were carrid out for the building of the capital city forthe great empire in Chinese history.
 
With intensified Beijing’s urbanization, more and more huongs and courtyards are disappearing from our eyes, replaced by uniform cement buildings. Some of the hutongs and courtyards are purchased and gentrified.
 
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 wait for travelers in Shichahai area.

Wait for travelers in Shichahai arrea.

 

 
Followed our pedicab driver, and went into the courtyard named Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong
 

Followed our pedicab driver, and went into the courtyard named Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong

 
A group of foreign travelers were visiting inside the Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong in Shichahai.

A group of foreign travelers were visiting inside the Jia 33, Jinsi Hutong in Shichahai.

 
Take a glimpse
 

Take a glimpse

 
A wedding room in the courtyard for rent

A wedding room in the courtyard for rent.

 
 Taking photos

Taking photos

A narrow hutong passing by the courtyard

A narrow hutong leading to the courtyard

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