人民网
Mon,Feb 24,2014
English>>People's Daily Online Exclusives

Leisurely life beneath Zhonggulou, where time travels slower

(People's Daily Online)    09:05, February 24, 2014
Email|Print|Comments       twitter     facebook     Sina Microblog     reddit    
(Photo/Chinapic.people.com.cn)

Located close to each other, Zhonglou, or the Bell Tower, and Gulou, or the Drum Tower, are collectively known as Zhonggulou in Beijing. Originally designed as official timekeepers in the Yuan Dynasty, they are now two signature buildings where much of the Old-Beijing style is preserved in the modern time. Together with nearby hutong alleys, houses, and residents, they help define a neighborhood where time seems to travel slower.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】 【7】 【8】 【9】 【10】
【11】 【12】

(Editor:SunZhao、Liang Jun)

Hot News

We Recommend

Photos

prev next

Related reading

Most Viewed

Day|Week|Month

Links