What you'll do
Start from the most popular old Hutong - Wu Dao Ying Hutong of Beijing, locates in the center of Beijing, right opposite to Lama Temple. A simple clear direction map will be prepared before we start the explore, and then let's together find more hidden interesting places of some of the old Hutongs! From Wu Dao Ying Hutong you could already taste the old style of Beijing, and now with its vivid commercials make it a very popular place to visit for all travelers. We will visit some of the very unique and renovated Hutong yard or stores around, also a glance of all traditional yard, with traditional beautiful architecture, designs and stories behind. You will also have chances to see more interesting new architecture designs combined into the old traditional ones, which could be very inspiring! We would also like to explore some places with high value of ancient levels or arts, e.g. office house or protected yard, some already disappeared some are kept. During the visit you are very much encouraged to join a hand draw of architecture buildings with us! Our architects would also like to draw together with you, and you could definitely keep such moments during this tour! We also know all the lovely places for a photo shootings, so don't be hesitate to leave some nice photos with us!
Local food/snacks . Local snacks Local food/lunch/snacks (one of each) inclusive.. Local snacks and drinks
Water/Cola/Tea Water/Cola/Tea (one of each) inclusive.
Shared bicycle Shared bicycle may be need to use during the tour.
Sketch book and pen Sketch book and pen are prepared.
Old Hutongs of Beijing, are the true life of Beijing and China, traditional architectures and old Hutong yards, hidden places, changing, disappearing and renovations are happening quite a lot in recent years, so for each time, what we would see in the Hutongs? i could not tell you but i have the same expectations! I'm Xiaoxiao, a super host at Airbnb for more than 3 years, traveled quite many places around the world, and live in the Hutong of Beijing, speak fluent English and German, found of doing space design and styling, renovated Hutong house, initial a own vintage lifestyle label, love the life in Hutong area and see so many interesting and attractive places and people in Hutong, together with my architect design team - Yang & Xin, who hold master degree of architecture, involved into research and design work of Beijing Hutong yard renovations, would love to share more experience with you by offer this unique Hutong explore walking tour for you :) We all interested and curious of the development of our city/country, the changes in this old Beijing, with modern chic vibes, culture and history ... together we check all the known and unknown, which only happen in Beijing!
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Where you'll be
Xin, Yang or Xiaoxiao would host the unique experience for you each time. The explore would include some of the most popular Hutongs of Beijing and also hidden places, a visit of some inspiring renovated Hutong yards. Fnji - an independent designer furniture store, in a renovated Hutong yard, kept the traditional but added modern chic inside, very nice space design to visit. Lost & Found - a new modern lifestyle store with quality life products, in an renovated house. Cafe Zarah - Zarah is a cafe, restaurant, event space, lounge, and art gallery in the centre of Beijing.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
We expect you join relax and just to explore all the old, new, small beauties together with us, you will have a deep insight of the culture of Beijing/China, if which could inspire you in the daily life, that's something we couldn't ask for more! During summer days please wear easy cool clothing, shoes easy to walk and sun protection so that we enjoy as much as possible!
An unique Beijing Hutong Explore w/ Archi