The Hu Tong Neighborhood
Tour Day Five: Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Some Street Scenes
Here's three of the 8 million Bicycles in Beijing
Now we're getting into the residential area of Hu Tong.
People use this space between houses access to their homes.
The purple and red flags at the gateway tell the guides that tour groups are welcome to visit in this home.
This alley actually leads to homes that have no other access to the street. The Chinese have lived this way for many centuries. In Hawaii, author James Mitchener spends a lot of time talking about the warrens Honolulu's Chinatown.
Our guide for the Hu Tong tour explains while a member of our tour takes a picture.
Our guide was going to have us visit this house, but another group had arrived before us.
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Page last updated June 5, 2001.