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See also: hútòng
hutong (plural hutongs or hutong)
- A narrow street or alley, most commonly in Beijing, China.
2007 October 16, Brice J. Bay, “Thanks, but I’ll Have the Bat on a Stick Instead”, in New York Times:
- In Beijing, near the Forbidden City, a winding maze of hutongs, or narrow alleyways, is home to one of the world’s most exotic markets.
2009, January 19, “Andrew Jacobs”, in Finding Treasures in a City’s Disappearing Past:
- Today, just 1,300 hutong remain, and many more neighborhoods, like the colorful Qianmen district just south of Tiananmen Square, are scheduled for renewal.
a Chinese narrow lane/alley
lane — see lane
alley — see alley