Previous Home Next
doorway on Xidongmochang Jie 西打磨厂街

Qianmen Hutong 前门胡同

This doorway probably led to a workshop or factory. The plain columns are the clue, not the wooden filler for the doorway. That has probably been replaced. The stone guardians at the sides of the doorway are probably original. All detail has been worn away because the doorway is shallow, giving them little protection from rain and snow.

China Index >> History of Beijing in Pictures >> Qianmen Dashila (Dazhalan) Hutong History

Click on a picture or use the arrows at the top to navigate through the site.
Last update: August 2009
© Marilyn Shea, 2009