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You might have heard of the hutongs of Beijing (pronounced as hu2tong4 in Chinese). It simply means a lane or an alley. Whole neighbourhoods in Beijing are made up of hutongs crisscrossing each other in a labyrinth-like fashion.

Many have braved it to Tower 8, which is the highest point of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. The real difficulty is not in the distance but in the steepness and in the unevenness of the steps.

This calligraphy expert at the Summer Palace uses not one, but two brushes, to write two words, one from each hand, at the same time.

Itinerant roadside hawkers such as this one are a common feature of Beijing streets. The snacks are prepared right in front of your eyes and are ideal for a quick bite.

Wangfujing Dajie is not only a very busy business area but a "pedestrians only" stretch of road popular with strollers and food hunters alike for its gourmets' street.

This hawker takes a devilish delight in offering live scorpions and sea-horses to passers-by at the gourmets' street off Wangfujing Road. But there were hardly any takers. Next page

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