The Hutongs we visited were northeast of the Forbidden City but I don’t know the exact location. Just outside the residential area was a lovely watercourse, I believe it was a canal between two lakes.
At the end of our visit to the Hutongs, our entire busload rode, two by two, in rickshaws, along the canal, and to a rickshaw “taxi stand.” While the driver pictured below looks happy at the start of the route, it was hard work and I felt somewhat guilty for participating. On the other hand, it is an income for the men, who were paid by our tour guide and tipped by us.
Next post: a Beijing food market.