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Lingjing hutong

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Lingjing hutong (Chinese: 灵境胡同; pinyin: língjìng hútong) is a hutong in Beijing, located near to Xidan, in the Xicheng district. It is approximately 600 metres (2,000 ft) long, running from Xidan North St. to Fuyou St. With a width of 32 metres (105 ft), it is considered the broadest hutong in Beijing.

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Map of Ling Jing Hu Tong, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

History

In the Ming Dynasty it was divided into the eastern and western sections, each with very distincs characters. The eastern section was home to the Lingji Palace. It went through many changes in the Qing Dynasty. In 1911, after the Republic of China was established, the eastern section was renamed to HuangCheng Gen, and the western section is what is now known as the Linjing hutong. In 1985, the municipal government decided to replace many of the houses with six-story residential buildings. In 1988 there were a total of 13 residential buildings. Around 1992, it was widened. Nowadays, it is 32.18m wide at the broadest point. In 2009 the Lingjing Hutong station of Beijing Subway opened. The station is located outside of the hutong, on Xidan North Street, about 150 metres north of the west entrance of the hutong.

References

Lingjing hutong Wikipedia


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