Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
42Trip End Jul 12, 2013
Just back from an amazing Hutong tour- the old neighborhoods of Beijing. We took a rickshaw thru narrow alleys to see how life used to be and how some continue to live. It is amazing to see that these neighborhoods continue to exist amidst all the growth of the city.
We made a couple of stops with a local guide. First we learned the status and meaning of the door (military vs civil officer and ranking).
Our next stop was the Drum Tower. Check out the stairs we had to climb to get to the drumming ceremony! The drums were used in old China to tell the time.