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Photo Report: A voyage through Beijing hutongs

1 Chana Star 2 DongsiChana Star in Dongsi hutong

The legendary Beijing hutongs are tiny, charming alleyways formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences. An endangered species, the real Beijing lives and breathes in hutongs where a warm sense of community and hospitality survives. I was lucky enough to spend some time visiting hutongs during my short stay in Beijing, so here are some snaps for you. As you will see, the tiny streets have not discouraged hutong inhabitants from bringing their Cadillac SUV at their doorstep…

2 VW Santana Taxi Qudeng HutongVW Santana taxi in Qudeng hutong

2 Great Wall M4 VW JettaGreat Wall M4 and VW Jetta in Dongsi hutong

3 Cadillac SRXCadillac SRX in Dongsi hutong

4 Chana StarChana Star and a wall of bricks

5 Jinbei Haise Kia K2Jinbei Haise and Kia K2 in Dongsi hutong

6 Nissan SunnyNissan Sunny in Dongsi hutong

7 Hyundai VelosterHyundai Veloster in Dongsi hutong

8 Hafei MinivanHafei minivan in Dongsi hutong

10 Wuling Hongguang DashilanWuling Hongguang in Dashilan hutong

10 Chana logoNew Chana logo (on Taurus only)

The Photo Report continues below with 10 additional pictures.

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