Beijing Hutong Tour Tips

For people who have hutong tours in Beijing, Top China Travel would like to offer you some tips to have a nice trip in these ancient lanes.

The hutong areas in Beijing will be in Shichahai Area and Nanluoguxiang Area. And the hutong tour is mainly around Shichahai Lake


There are two routes that we can offer in our tour:

► Short route: 40 min
► Long route: 1 hour
 

For hutong tour, tourists can choose their desired routes by themselves or let the drivers select some of the most popular areas.

A suggested hutong tour, short route:
Start Point - Former Residence of Guo Moruo - Sightseeing inside the Beijing old hutong area (Shichahai Area) - take photos on the Yinding Bridge - a visit to the courtyard and local family visiting - ends

A suggested hutong tour, long route:
Start Point - Former Residence of Guo Moruo - Sightseeing inside the Beijing old hutong area (Shichahai Area) - take photos on the Yinding Bridge - a visit to the courtyard and local family visiting - Prince Gong's Mansion - ends

Note: above route is just suggested one for your reference and will be changed according to the practical situation
 


What to Do in Hutong Tour

Hutong tour can include so many China cultural experience activities such as


Note: Our quotation of Hutong Tour is based on Hutong Short Route Rickshaw Service without any cultural experience. If you would like to add above activities, extra fees will be charged, details can be consulted with your TCT travel advisors accordingly.


About the Names of Beijing Hutongs

Hutong can be a symbol of the old Beijing culture, and the most typical hutongs will be in Shichahai Area. The names of the hutongs in Beijing are various. The hutongs can be named after the following categories:
► The official organizations such as Lumicang (means the official in charge of Food Bureau) Hutong
► The title of imperial relatives such as Yongkanghou (the Duke titled as Yongkang) Hutong
► Local markets names such as Luomashi (a market deal with horses and mules) Hutong
► Temples’ names such as Longfusi (Longfu Temple) Hutong
► The rest hutongs are also named after famous people’s names, local snacks, or even called according to the shapes.