Beijing Hutong: Enjoying a drink and a game of cards.

Photo of the week

Enjoying a drink in Beijing’s Hutongs

This photo was taken in 2004 just before the mass demolition of Beijing’s Hutongs to prettify the city before the 2008 Olympic Games. The whole area where the photo was taken (Di’ anmen Inner Street and Di’ anmen East Street) has mostly been demolished and rebuilt and much of the vibrant street life has been lost forever.

Playing Cards in Beijing’s Hutongs
Busy Scene in Beijing’s hutongs
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Having a hair cut in Beijing’s Hutongs

Author: Adam

My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS and a masters in International Politics focused on China from the same university. I have travelled around China 9 times and since 2000 I have travelled every year for two months. I guess I kind of like the place!

2 thoughts on “Beijing Hutong: Enjoying a drink and a game of cards.”

  1. Hi Adam,

    I’m writing a research report on public life in hutongs and was wondering whether I could incorporate a few of the images from this page, with credit to you and your blog. Let me know if you would like any further details.

    Thank you!

  2. Hi Isobel
    Yes of course you can use the photos. I have many more that I haven’t put up yet. From 2001 to 2016. If you are looking for something special let me know.

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