Top 10 most attractive hutongs

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   Dongjiaominxiang

 

Dongjiaominxiang, over 3,000 meters long, is the longest hutong in Beijing. [Beijing.cn]

Dongjiaominxiang, over 3,000 meters long, is the longest hutong in Beijing. [Beijing.cn]

Extending from East Tian'anmen Square Road in the west to Chongwenmennei Avenue in the east, Dongjiaominxiang, over 3,000 meters long, is the longest hutong in Beijing and was called Beijing's "Embassy Row" in the early 20th century.

After the Opium Wars in the 1840s, Britain, Russia, Germany and France established embassies along this road. Its unique history has left the area with unique buildings exhibiting diverse architectural styles. Dongjiaominxiang was Beijing's diplomatic center for over 170 years.

Travel tips:

Surrounding attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Dongjiaominxiang Church, Laoshe Tea House

Getting there: Bus 9, 673, 692, 723, 729 to Chongwenmenxi;

                           Subway Line 2 to Qianmen, Exit A.

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