The melodious Beijing movies, the unaccustomed bean juice, the densely packed alleys, and the quiet courtyards inside the alley walls... These are probably my general impressions of Beijing.

In fact, I liked Beijing at the beginning. I was more or less influenced by the writer Lao She. "Camel Xiangzi", "Tea House", and "Four Generations Under One Roof" all portrayed to me the secular and human feelings of old Beijing, although it is not the same as today's Beijing. It is not the same, but it does not prevent me from coming here to explore the traces of the collision and fusion of tradition and modernity in Beijing.

Just leave, a ticket to Beijing, nearly 3 hours, sent me to the land of Beijing.

Before coming here, I drew up an itinerary plan for myself based on the strategies on the Internet. The theme of the plan was "East of the Forbidden City". For the convenience of playing, the accommodation is also arranged in Dongcheng District. After settling down, we started our journey of 4 days and 3 nights.


Day1: Arrive - Stay at Peace Hotel - Forbidden City - Donghuamen - Wangfujing

Day2: Shijia Hutong - Guardian Art Center - 77 Cultural and Creative Park

Day3: Bell and Drum Tower - Fangjia Hutong - Corner Tower Library

Day4: Stay at the Legendale Hotel—afternoon tea at the hotel—leave

"Everywhere next to the seat, lead Chen Ruyi often", this is a poem written by Emperor Qianlong when he described the Forbidden City. "I am repairing cultural relics in the Forbidden City" is a documentary I like very much. I learned a lot about the Forbidden City from it. Taking the Forbidden City as the first choice for a trip to Beijing, I believe that many people, like me, can't wait to take a peek at this palace that has witnessed the rise and fall of Chinese history for hundreds of years.

I am not very unfamiliar with the Forbidden City, and this is the second time I have come to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is located in the center of Beijing, also known as the "Forbidden City". 24 emperors lived here, and it was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. As far as the eye can see, the entire architectural complex of the Forbidden City is resplendent, majestic, magnificent, and extremely spectacular.

A central axis runs through the entire Forbidden City, and the three main halls, the rear three palaces, and the imperial garden are all located on this central axis. This central axis is on the central axis of Beijing City, reaching Yongdingmen in the south and Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north, dividing the city of Beijing into two symmetrical halves. The completion of the Forbidden City embodies the wisdom and blood and sweat of the working people hundreds of years ago. It is really an unparalleled masterpiece.

Because it is too big, I can't finish shopping in one afternoon. I follow the footsteps of tourists and watch it briefly, but the shock it brings to me is not shallow at all. Under the lens of the camera, after one shot, it presents a heavy sense of the age, which is very easy to produce.

The number of tourists in the Forbidden City this year is much less than in previous years, and there has been a rare tranquility. Visiting the Forbidden City can better feel every corner, and walk around the entire Forbidden City slowly.

From the Donghua Gate of the Forbidden City, we arrived at Wangfujing by bicycle. As we all know, every city has its own commercial street, such as Chunxi Road in Chengdu and Jiefangbei in Chongqing, so the commercial street in the capital of Beijing is Wangfujing.

Wangfujing combines history and novelty, tradition and modernity. The ancient ones, with the passage of time, see their vicissitudes day by day; the trendy ones, chasing the speed of the times, show more and more elegant demeanor. There are century-old stores like "Ruifuxiang", as well as major luxury brands.

Central Plaza, now a new landmark of Wangfujing Street, is located on the west side of Wangfujing Street and occupies a large area. Many world-class well-known brands have settled in Wangfu Central, which can be said to be a gathering of big names.

Many fashionable young people shuttle through it, and there are many brands that I have never seen before, which shows the inclusiveness and development vitality of the capital.

Tired of shopping in Wangfujing, the snack street next to it is a good place to fill your stomach. Snacks from all over the country gather here.

I don't want to travel too stereotyped, I like to find some more classic places to go, and the same is true for hotels. I chose the Novotel Peace Hotel in Beijing, which is also a classic in the eyes of Beijingers. This is one of the eight major hotels after the founding of the People's Republic of China, and also one of the first batch of hotels established after the founding of New China, which has witnessed many historical moments. Today, the west building of the hotel built in the 1950s has been remodeled with the times, and the main building of the hotel built later is on the side, which not only retains the classics but also absorbs more foreign styles.

The hotel lobby is located in the newly built main building of the hotel, and the European architectural style is also a very classic design. The style of the lobby is very suitable for taking pictures. Just behind the lobby is Pinfang Cafeteria, which provides all-weather Chinese and Western food and buffet.

The second floor is the meeting room and the gym swimming pool, you should also come to exercise during the trip. The executive lounge is located on the top floor of the hotel, where you can clearly see the Forbidden City, Wangfujing and other areas.

The hotel rooms also conform to the fashion trend of the times and have made a lot of innovations. I stayed in a hotel parent-child suite, which consists of a living room and a room. The most important thing about the parent-child room is the warm cartoon elements, which should be very popular among children. There are children's tents and slides in the living room, and there are cartoon dolls on the bed in the room. If children stay in this room, how happy it will be. When you open the window, you can see Jingshan Mountain and the Forbidden City in Beijing, and nearby are Hutongs full of life.

In the courtyard of that garden restaurant, the rockery and gazebo of Yehenalanatong Palace Garden are preserved. Walking into the courtyard, it suddenly became quiet. The dishes are also very authentic, with a variety of Beijing-style dishes and snacks. Not only hotel guests but also Beijing locals like to come here to entertain friends.

Next to the hotel is the authentic old Hutong, and a few steps away is the famous Shijia Hutong. When you come to Beijing, don’t forget to punch in the Hutong. It is recommended to get up early and set off from the hotel to ride a bicycle, ride around in the direction of the Forbidden City, pass through the parks in Beijing, and experience the morning of an authentic Beijinger.

Hutong culture can be said to be unique to Beijing, which is different from the alleys in Shanghai and the streets and alleys in Suzhou. Some people say that the essence of Beijing's Hutong culture is "forbearance", keeping one's own law and order, and submitting to hardships. I don't quite agree. In my opinion, the hutong culture in Beijing is more of a kind of relocation, a kind of neighborhood harmony, and a kind of old memory that cannot be let go.

Shijia Hutong is a well-preserved old Beijing Hutong cultural block in Beijing. It belongs to Xiangbaiqi in Qing Dynasty. Shijia Hutong Primary School used to be the ancestral hall of Shi Kefa, and Zhang Shizhao once lived there. The dormitory of Beijing People's Art Theater is also here. Shijia Hutong has a good garden with a plaque inscribed by Deng Yingchao, Shijia Hutong Museum, All-China Women's Federation Home for the Elderly, China Women's Publishing House, etc. These profound cultural heritage endow Shijia Hutong with intriguing scenery. The scene was photographed in the alley in the early morning light as a souvenir.

Guardian Art Center is located at No. 1 Wangfujing Street, Beijing. When I first saw it, I was shocked by its appearance. It is a huge silver-gray irregular building. What kind of fairy designer can create such a beautiful building.

The architectural style is bold, striking a delicate balance between the old and the new. While placing the new building in the texture of Beijing's ancient city, it harmoniously coordinates with the surrounding environment. The lower part of the building resembles a stone-stacked rockery that echoes the scale and feel of the adjacent traditional hutong courtyards, while the suspended glass square ring above the building reflects the modernization of Beijing as a global metropolis.

It is a flexible and rich cultural space integrated with restaurants, hotels, public transport infrastructure. The first floor of the building has a column-free exhibition space of 1,700 square meters, which has a sense of design, a strong post-modern style, and a sense of luxury when taking pictures.

With the rise of innovation consciousness, more and more old factory buildings have been transformed into cultural and creative parks, whether it is Taiwan’s Songshan and Huashan Cultural and Creative Parks, Chengdu’s Eastern Suburbs Memory, and Beijing’s 77 Cultural and Creative Parks. Transformation, have been endowed with new vigor and vitality.

Beijing 77 Cultural and Creative Industrial Park, which is just across the street from the National Art Museum of China, starts from the back street of the Art Museum in the east and ends at Xiaoqudeng Hutong in the west, and is across the street from the National Art Museum of China. Before 2012, it was the former site of Beijing Offset Printing Factory. Since 2014, it has been renovated and has attracted a number of well-known cultural enterprises to settle in. It has gradually formed a themed cultural park with film and television and drama as its core content, achieving a gorgeous transformation and rebirth.

Here you can enjoy traditional theatrical performances, and of course you can take beautiful photos of the industrial style. It is attractive enough to be naked.

Because of Liu Xinwu's novel "The Bell and Drum Tower", I know the building of the Bell and Drum Tower in Beijing. The Drum Tower beats the drum to set the watch, and the Bell Tower strikes the bell to tell the time. From this, the evening drum and the morning bell come from this. This is the timekeeping method and urban management method inherited from ancient times, which provides the people with a reference for the time of life and work.

The Bell Tower and the Drum Tower are one in front of the other, separated by less than 100 meters. They are the best-preserved, largest and tallest group of ancient buildings among the existing Bell and Drum Towers in China.

Climbing up the steps, standing on the top of the Drum Tower, overlooking the surrounding Beijing Hutongs and courtyards, it seems that the melodious sound of the drums is spreading to all directions in Beijing.

Due to the prevention and control of the epidemic, the bell tower is not open to tourists, and it is a pity that I could not see the Yongle bell, the king of ancient bells.

Coming out of the Bell and Drum Tower, the next destination is Fangjia Hutong. If Shijia Hutong is a gathering place for literature and art, then Fangjia Hutong is an important "machine tool alley" in Beijing's industrial history, and No. 46 courtyard in the alley is the site of the former China Machine Tool Factory.

There are historical sites such as Nanxue, Beizuo Factory of Baoquan Bureau, Baiyi Nunnery, Xunjun Wangfu, Inner Firearms Camp Cavalry Factory in the Qing Dynasty, and the First Library of the Capital, revealing a profound cultural heritage; there are also old people enjoying the shade under the shade , the kitten dozing on the eaves exudes a charming breath of life.

Some people worry that the hutong culture will disappear one day, but at the moment when traditional culture is highly valued, people will only take care of these visible and tangible historical vicissitudes and human memories.

I don’t know when, visiting the library has become a habit for me to go to every new city, because here, not only can I see young people who are fighting for their dreams, but also old people who still don’t change their original intentions and settle down to read books. elder. The beautiful face of the world can be found in the library. The Zuo'anmen Tower is one of the landmarks of Beijing's ancient city. It has witnessed the historical changes of the capital since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and has experienced obliteration and rebirth. During the transformation of the old city, when surrounded by layers of modern buildings, the Zuo’anmen turret was not swallowed up, but reborn. The ancient buildings have taken advantage of the natural advantages here, and achieved the characteristic positioning of the turret library.

Who would have guessed that the ancient green bricks are piled up one after another, but inside is a library covering 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and Beijing's characteristic culture? The new use of ancient buildings has become a good place for people to relax, cultivate themselves, and become a synonym for a life attitude and lifestyle, which slows down the fast-paced urban life. But it is impossible for me not to choose a good time, because it was not open during the epidemic prevention period, so I had to watch it outside, and it was difficult to go in to see the "beauty".

In addition to location and service, looking for a hotel now pays more attention to the appearance of the hotel. Before going to Beijing, I was admitted to the Legend Hotel by Amway. Both the appearance and the interior are European-style, which attracts many girls to check in.

The moment you stepped into the hotel, you were attracted by the strong European style in the lobby, and looked up at the hexagonal floors on the top of the building, which is very magnificent. Later I learned that as the reception hotel for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, it received many distinguished guests from home and abroad. I have never advocated poor travel. Traveling itself is a joyful thing. If you want to enjoy a big discount for your own safety because of poor travel, the loss outweighs the gain. Therefore, doing well for yourself within your own ability is the attitude that travel should have.

Starting from the lobby, there is a very gorgeous decoration, and the cascading floors form a stunning landscape. Starting from the lobby, many sculptures and works of art can be found, adding to the artistic connotation of the hotel. The stairs on both sides of the lobby are one of the most popular check-in points. Compared with the pictures on the Internet, it is still more beautiful on the ground. The second floor is a coffee shop, which is also the photo area for Bi Punch, where you can take photos of the floor and the lobby on the first floor.

This time I experienced the Legendary Suite, and the entrance is a work of art as soon as I enter the door. In the large living room area, sofas, dining tables, and desks are carefully placed, and the living room area alone can capture the feeling of a European court. Whether it is decoration or every decoration in the room, it is full of exquisite feeling.

The welcome fruit and the thoughtful little card when you first arrived make the strange feeling of tourists when they first arrived in Beijing disappear immediately. The big bed and big bathtub are what attract me the most here. The desk, lamp, TV cabinet, and every corner are good places to take pictures. It feels a bit wasteful for a big boy to live in such a suite.

Have a good night's sleep and sleep until noon. After tidying up, go directly to the executive lounge on the 16th floor to enjoy afternoon tea. The hottest thing at Legendale Hotel should be afternoon tea. On the executive floor on the 16th floor, you can not only see the Forbidden City, Wangfujing business district and other places, but also enjoy the unique afternoon tea at Legendale Hotel. Every dessert is carefully made. Paired with refreshments, this afternoon is too cozy.

Because you live on the executive floor, you can enjoy the breakfast, lunch and dinner in the executive lounge. Dining in the hotel is actually not as expensive as imagined, and the dishes are also very delicate, and you can enjoy both Chinese and foreign dishes here. In this way, even if you don't leave the hotel, you can stay here for a long time.

It's time to return. The hotel's pick-up and drop-off service is so considerate. You can go directly to the airport from the hotel. I hate that time goes by too fast, and I haven't visited the alleys of old Beijing; I hate that time goes by too fast, and I haven't eaten enough old Beijing snacks; I hate that time goes by too fast, and I haven't learned a sentence or two of authentic Beijing dialect. .....

Haizi once said: "If possible, I would like to be a traveler who doesn't care about the past and doesn't worry about the future. I'm afraid that I won't be able to travel all over the world in my lifetime. That's my sadness."

This sentence was written in my heart. Life is short for dozens of years, do everything possible to let it bloom, travel through thousands of mountains and rivers, appreciate the various situations of the world, and look at the city style, and come back as a teenager.