All of Beijing seems colorful at night, but walking in this old Hutong area at night is exhilarating because of the lights, color and buzzing activity. Our friend Winzer Zhao who is helping us with our China travel , lives in the Hutong area and it is our favorite part of Beijing so far.
The word hutong comes from the Mongolian language and has it's origin from the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongolian people and refers to a group of families living together near a water source. The hutongs in Beijing go back to the days of Kublei Khan, but sadly many have been torn down for the high rises.
Much more coming on this exciting area, but just a little taste from this photo. As DaVinci said, it looks like Christmas in Beijing every night!