Name:Lusongyuan Hotel, 22 Banchang Lane, Kuanjie Dongcheng District, Beijing (Capital City & Municipality), P.R.China.
Lusongyuan Hotel, 22 Banchang Lane, Kuanjie Dongcheng District, Beijing (Capital City & Municipality), P.R.China. The Beijing Lu Song Yuan Hotel lies in the center of the ancient city, in a Hutong of Dongcheng nearby Nanluo Guxiang. It is a modern hotel well decorated in Old Beijing Style and the courtyard preserves the atmosphere of ancient Siheyuan. A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing, where hutongs run into the several thousand. Surrounding the Forbidden City, many were built during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. In these dynasties the emperors planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to the etiquette systems. The center of the city of Beijing was the royal palace/ the Forbidden City. Â The word "hutong" came from the Mongolian language about 700 years ago. It originates from the word "hottog" in Mongolian meaning "water well." Where there was a spring or well, there were residents. The word "hottog" became "hutong" after it was introduced into Beijing. Hutong means street, lane and alley, and is in fact the passage formed by lines of siheyuan (quadrangle) where most Beijing residents live. One hutong connects with another, and siheyuan connects with siheyuan, to form a block, and blocks join with blocks to form the whole city.
P.R.CHINA Beijing Pekin Peking Dongcheng District Hutong Siheyuan Old Beijing Style Lusongyuan Banchang Lane Asia
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