In the Footsteps of the Emperors: A Walk and Discussion at the Temple of Heaven
Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members includes entrance tickets to Temple of Heaven Park and all interior sites.
The Temple of Heaven contains some of the most iconic architecture in Beijing. It is also a gathering place for Beijingers of all ages. Nowhere does Beijing’s past and present exist so prominently side by side. We will look not only at the Temple of Heaven complex and its ritual and historic significance, but we will also discuss the connections between present and past and between historical and contemporary Beijing. Along the way, we will have a chance to see dancers, jugglers, martial artists, and even parents matchmaking their (often unsuspecting) grown offspring!
This walk and discussion The walk is led by a native-English speaker, a trained historian who has spent over a decade in Beijing teaching and researching Chinese history. The walk will last about two to three hours and we will proceed at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for rest, refreshments, and conversation.
Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk including meeting points and payment information will be sent by email as part of your your registration confirmation.
We never cancel a walk and discussion. If you sign up, we’re walking!
- Saturday, April 29
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Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Cultural Experiences
We opened our Hutong courtyard doors ten years back with a simple wish: to create a special place where people could come together, learn from one another, and have a great time. We never imagined we would be where we are today: running programs across China, with an incredible team from across the globe.
十年前我们打开了在北新桥九道湾1号的四合院大门，只为了一个愿望：为大家提供一个可以相聚，学习与共享美好时光的平台。就这样，胡同可以从那个时候一直走到了今天。现在，我们拥有这来自世界各地的团队，并在全中国各个地方都有不同的活动， For our ten-year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating each month of 2017. 一眨眼，十年过去了，在迎接2017年的到来的同时，我们想要和大家一起庆祝这个难得的庆典。
The Hutong’s Tenniversary: http://thehutong.com/tenniversary/