Visiting the Hutongs, Beijing, China

The Hutongs ? of Beijing Hutongs, part of the culture of China. Hutongs (simplified Chinese: 胡同; traditional Chinese: 衚衕) are narrow streets or alleys. You can typically find Hutongs in North  Chinese cities, among which Beijing. The hutongs in Beijing are formed by linking courtyard residences. Also known as: “Siheyuan”. Hutong neighborhoods were in their turn […]

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The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China The Forbidden City is located right at the center of busy Beijing, China. It is the core of the city. The forbidden city used to be the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 – 1912). It used to served as the home […]

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The Lama temple, Beijing, China

The Lama temple, Beijing, China The Lama temple (or Yonghe temple) in Beijing is situated at the north/east of Beijing close to the second ring of Beijing (Beijing is surrounded by 3 circle highways). The temple is a monistary built in Tibetan Boedhist and Han-Chinese style. If you only have time to see one temple, choose […]

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Getting around in Beijing, China

Getting around in Beijing, China Great, you are planning a trip to Beijing and like to know the best way to get around. For sightseeing or for meetings, it is always good to know where to go and what to expect. Per (E-) bike ? Are there really 9 million bicycles in Beijing? We would […]

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