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The Demolition Of Beijing's Hutongs
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The Demolition Of Beijing’s Hutongs

Beijing is famous for the many old narrow Hutong (胡同) streets formed by closely attached Siheyuans (四合院) that are the traditional courtyard residences in Beijing and often many hundred years old.

However most of these village like living areas are replaced by new modern tall buildings. Although new buildings provide a much higher living standard, Beijing’s urbanization is the reason why it is quickly losing its cultural authenticity, typical character, charm and vibrant street life.

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