Hutong neighbourhood rooftops in Beijing. The capital’s networks of old alleyways are a major draw for visitors looking for a flavour of the old city. Photo: Alamy

Hope for the hutongs: five of the best historic lanes in Beijing – reimagined for visitors, renovated for locals

  • Most of the Chinese capital’s ancient alleyways have been razed, but increasingly the social and heritage value of those that remain is being recognised
  • From hip to authentic, we visit five of the best hutongs to take in on your next visit to Beijing
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Hutong neighbourhood rooftops in Beijing. The capital’s networks of old alleyways are a major draw for visitors looking for a flavour of the old city. Photo: Alamy
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