I have a newly built one bedroom hutong (traditional Chinese courtyard) 20 min walk from the Forbbiden City. It has a modern bathroom and kitchen, and an attic bedroom. It shares a central courtyard with several other families. It has a georgious wood finish, and though small is very comfortable and cozy.
The Forbidden City is the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty built in (phone number hidden). Today, it houses the Palace Museum which holds and displays countless artifacts from ancient China. In the historical district, there is a concentration of other attractions including:
- Tiananmen Square
- National Museum of China
- Great Hall of the People
- Beihai Park (amongst the largest of Chinese gardens)
- National Centre for the Performing Arts (nicknamed "The Giant Egg")
Apart from the historical sites, our apartment is also located nearby Beijing's modern Chaoyang District. In the area, you can find the well-known Sanlitun Bar Street and Shopping Centers, as well as Beijing's growing Central Business District (CBD).