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Dajinsi Hutong, Da Jin Si Hutong Beijing

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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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 waiting 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
A group of foreign travelers 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 guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Houhai Winter Ice Skating Rink
The Old World Charm in Beijing
Dajinsi Hutong in Shichahai
How to visit Shichahai
Shichahai in the early morning
Sunset Over Houhai Lake in Beijing
The night view of Shichahai
Shichahai in the early morning
Shichahai, a nice place to walk at night in Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.