The Remains of Ancient Beijing

The hutong, ancient alleys of grey walls created by intersections of "siheyuang", the one-storey house with a courtyard, is not only a peculiar chinese architectural form, but above all an open air expression of the historical and cultural traditions of Beijing. All that doesn't need the majesic open spaces of the imperial or maoist period finds its natural habitat in the alleys of the hutong. Every hutong lives its own life and all kinds...
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