8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where they number into the thousands. Many hutongs built during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties surround the Forbidden City. In the prime of these dynasties the emperors, in order to establish supreme power for themselves, planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the etiquette systems of the Zhou Dynasty. This tour will see some of these interesting alleys.