Hutongs of Beijing

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Author: He Ning;
Language: Chinese, English
Format: Papercover
Page: 95
Publication Date: 09/2010
ISBN: 9787508518817
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
A stroll in traditional hutongs may feel like roaming in dream: Ancient temples and white pagodas stand along with tranquil, narrow alleys; Gate towers decorated with stone piers and backed with screen walls are reminders of local life; Skyscraping scholar trees have witnessed the ups and downs that the old hutongs underwent...
Today, in Beijing's hutongs, one may still see kites flying in the sky, flocks of doves hovering to the sound of whistle blowing, and peddlers shouting all the way to attract the attention of customers.
The charm of hutongs differs with the change of weathers and seasons. Nevertheless,they always demonstrate the unique flavor of the vintage capital.
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