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  • New History Walks and Talks for October at The Hutong

    The library intern who would lead a nation? The scholar who built the capital of the Mongolian Khans? The exam candidate who lost his mind and nearly toppled an empire? The prince who tried to save a city? These are a few of the characters featured in two new walking tours and a new talk offered by The Hutong this October.

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  • The Hutong’s Raft-Building Challenge

    Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of facilitating a huge number of corporate team building experiences in and around Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. From Amazing Race-style challenges to cooking competitions, we’ve had fun coming up with creative, memorable ways to engage teams of all shapes and sizes. One of our more popular Beijing team building programs has been something

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  • Hutong Ayi’s Mapo Tofu

    Probably one of the most famous Sichuan dishes, Mapo Tofu is known by people all around the globe. You can find it in the majority of Chinese restaurants – but it is easy to make in your own kitchen, too. It may seem like a simple dish to prepare, but if you ask the ayis in The Hutong, rocking the

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  • Scenery and Diversity: A short trip to discover Qinghai

    By Kristen Lum Qinghai is one of the frontiers of adventure travel in China, a springboard for China’ wildest, untouched areas begging to be discovered and explored. Located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai is a province in China surrounded by Gansu Province on the north and east, Xinjiang Province on the west, Tibet on the south

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  • Summer Cocktail Chinese Style: Infused Baijiu

    This article is derived from Chengdu Food Tours. Chengdu Food Tours is a boutique culinary experience provider in Chengdu, focused on continually exploring this city as well as its history and food sources. They organize custom food tours and food events in the city itself and foraging trips in the mountains nearby. Chengdu Food Tours wants you to love Chengdu

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