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Beijing Hutongs (18 photos)
by Mingfang Hg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 1 N: 252] (1415)

"Hutong" is that means small lanes. The lanes appeared early in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368AD). Many lanes got the names early in the Yuan Dynasty, which are used till now. In the past, the planning of houses in the capital was very strict, and it was the rule to build courtyards in straight lines. Due to this reason, there is slang in Beijing.