Chinese paper cutting is a unique art form and has existed for a long history.Because of its unique style, paper-cutting is popular among Chinese people and foreigners as well.The word " hutong" with the meaning of narrow lanes was formed during the Yuan Dynasty in the 13th century when the Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, occupied Beijing, then the capital of the Jin Dynasty.

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The game is widely played in China and Southeast Asia.

Playing shuttlecock is very popular among the local residents in Beijing.

The art of paper-cutting was listed in the first group of national non-material cultural heritage approved by the Chinese State Council in 2006, and it was listed as a world non-material cultural heritage by UNESCO in the same year. Inside Painted Bottles Snuff bottles were popularly used by the common Chinese and royal family members as well during the Qing Dynasty.

The snuff bottles contain powdered tobacco as a kind of a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders.

Most of the hutongs we see today were built during the Ming and Qinq.

You only still find a very few hutongs preserved from the Yuan Dynasty. Some have had only one name since their establishment and others have had a few names throughout their history. A lot of hutong names are linked to the names of food.Some handmade jianzis make use of a washer or a coin with a hole in the center.The word "hutong" is Mongolian in origin, meaning a "water well".You will visit local families, eat home cooked lunch and learn Beijing folk arts (Papercutting, Inside Painted Snuff Bottles, Shuttlecock and Yoyo), having an authentic picture of Beijing.Activities: Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Rickshaw Tour, Family Visit, Drum Tower, Yandai Byway, Yinding Bridge and Qianhai Lake Tour Type: A private tour Duration: Approx.4 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around am Service: Entrance fees private tour guide & driver private car / van Tour Code: BHRT-05 Price: Starting Activities: Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Rickshaw Tour, Family Visit, Drum Tower, Home Cooked Lunch, Yandai Byway, Yinding Bridge and Qianhai Lake Tour Type: A private tour Duration: Approx.6 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around pm Service: Entrance fees lunch private tour guide & driver private car / van Tour Code: BHRT-06 Price: Starting Activities: Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Rickshaw Tour, Family Visit, Drum Tower, Papercutting and Inside Painted Snuff Bottles Learning, Home Cooked Lunch, Yandai Byway, Yinding Bridge and Qianhai Lake Tour Type: A private tour Duration: Approx.8 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around pm Service: Entrance fees lunch private tour guide & driver private car / van Tour Code: BHRT-07 Price: Starting Activities: Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Rickshaw Tour, Family Visit, Drum Tower, Yoyo and Shuttlecock Learning, Home Cooked Lunch, Yandai Byway, Yinding Bridge and Qianhai Lake Tour Type: A private tour Duration: Approx.8 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around pm Service: Entrance fees lunch private tour guide & driver private car / van Tour Code: BHRT-08 Price: Starting Activities: Visiting an old courtyard, Rickshaw hutong tour, Walking through Yandaixiejie, Ascending the 69 steep steps to the Drum Tower Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel either am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel either noon time Service: Entrance fee for Drum tower private tour guide trishaw car or van for transfer Tour Code: BHRT-01 Price: Starting Activities: Visiting an old courtyard, Rickshaw hutong tour, Walking along Yandaixiejie, Ascending the 69 steep steps to the Drum Tower, walking around Nanluoguxian, Visiting Lama Temple Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotelaround pm Service: Entrance fees as listed lunch private tour guide trishaw private car / van for transfer Tour Code: BHRT-02 Price: Starting Activities: Visiting an old courtyard, Bike hutong tour, Passing through Yandaixiejie, Ascending the 69 steep steps to the Drum Tower Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around am Finishing point and time: Your Hotelaround noon time Service: Entrance fee for Drum Tower private tour guide Bike car or van for transfer Tour Code: BHRT-03 Price: Starting Activities: Walking on Chengxian Street, Ascending the 69 steep steps to the Drum Tower, Walk through Yandaixiejie, Hutong walking tour, and Visiting a 300-year old courtyard Pick up place and time: your hotel in downtown Beijing around Finishing point and time: your Beijing downtown hotel around pm Way of Travel between your Beijing downtown hotel to the starting point: subway or public bus Service: Entrance fee for Drum Tower Chinese lunch private tour guide Tour Code: BHRT-04 Price: Starting 1.Some of were called streets and lanes, and some "hutongs".