Do you want to experience a man-driving Pedicab? In today’s well preserved old Beijing hutong areas, you can still find this kind of old transportation tool now still kept for tourists as the typical traffic tool of travelling the hutong – Beijing featuring old city alleys. The Hutong Pedicab Tourneighbourhoods of narrow, twisting streets represent the real life of ordinary Beijingers, where passageways – small narrow ways link to courtyards of traditional connected homes. Rickshaw tours of the hutongs consist of the sites that normally include the Drum Tower, courtyard neighbourhoods and Prince Gong’s Building. There are many small restaurants, bars and inns. Ascending the top of the Bell Tower you can have a bird’s eye view of the surrounding hutongs. The most intriguing part of the hutong travel is wandering through “Pipe Tobacco Alley” close to the Bell Tower. In the “Pipe Tobacco Alley”, you will feel you are back to the years of old Beijing.
How to go there:
Two Areas for Hutong Exploring:
Shichahai Area: north of Beihai Park
Dazhalan Area: south of Tiananmen Square
Rickshaw: RMB 50-100