The Hutong, an old-style city alley or lane, is one of the most distinctive features and must-see attractions in Beijing. There are thousands of hutongs in the city, many of which were built during the Yuan (1206-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. We list the most famous hutongs that all travelers to the capital city shouldn't miss in order to get a better experience of the unique culture of ancient Beijing.
Surrounding attractions: Houhai Lake, Shichahai Lake, Gongwangfu Garden
Bus Lines: Bus 5, 60, 82, 107, 124 to Gulou, or bus 13, 118, 612, 823 to Luoguxiang.
2. Yandaixie Street
Surrounding attractions: Drum Tower, former residence of Guo Moruo
Bus Lines: Bus 5, 60, 82, 107, 124 to Gulou.
3. Mao'er Hutong
Surrounding attractions: Nanluoguxiang, former residence of Mao Dun
Bus Lines: Bus 13, 42, 118, 612, 623, 701 to Di’anmendong.
4. Guozijian Street
Surrounding attractions: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Guozijian House
Bus Lines: Bus 13, 684 to Guozijian, or bus 116, 117 to Yonghegong;
Subway Line 2 to Yonghegong, Exit C.
5. Liulichang Street
Surrounding attractions: Changdian, old house of Ji Xiaolan
Bus Lines: Bus 6, 102, 106, 109, 603 to Liulichang;
Subway Line 2 to Hepingmen, Exit D1 or D2.
6. Jinyu Hutong
Surrounding attractions: Wangfujing Avenue, St. Joseph's Wangfujing Church
Bus Lines: Bus 103, 104, 108, 111, 420, 614 to Dengshixikou;
Subway Line 5 to Dengshikou, Exit C.
Surrounding attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Dongjiaominxiang Church, Laoshe Tea House
Bus Lines: Bus 9, 673, 692, 723, 729 to Chongwenmenxi;
Subway Line 2 to Qianmen, Exit A.
Surrounding attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Qianmen Street, China Numismatic Museum
Bus Lines: Bus 9, 44, 67, 301, 608, 673, 901 to Qianmenxi;
Subway Line 2 to Hepingmen, Exit B1.
9. Ju'er Hutong
Surrounding attractions: Nanluoguxiang, Yonghegong Lama Temple
Bus Lines: Bus 104, 108, 113, 612, 758 to Jiaodaokounan.
10. Bada Hutong
Surrounding attractions: Dashila, Qianmen Street, Liulichang
Bus Lines: Bus 5, 23, 34, 48, 57, 715 to Hufangqiaolukoudong.
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