The Old Beijing Hutongs
Hutong is the symbol of the authentic old Beijing today. In the old days, the layout of Beijing City was much like a chessboard which explains for the Hutongs present: the narrow alleyways between the main avenue and street. It was a residential area originally, with e local Beijingers still living in the area covered with Hutongs . But it also has become a major tourist arraction with vibrant stores, cafes, bars and etc.. By visiting the Hutongs, you will get a deep understanding about the local Beijinger's life and their habitat. The famous Hutongs areas are: Nan luo gu xiang; Hou hai; Liu li chang Area and Guo zi jian Area. It's really worth it to see one or two areas as you can get an essence of the way people live and the culture they foster.