Beijing’s hutongs – a snippet

Beijing is a cosmopolitan city with a forest of high rise sky-scrapers and residential apartment blocks tickling the thick fog of dirty air that assures a steady stream of cloudy days. It is modern, gray and impersonal. Yet, a visit to the hutongs, which still hold the essence of old Beijing within their narrow streets and small eateries, shows a different side not visible in the rest of the city.

A must see destination.