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The Great Wall, the charm of traditional hutong housing, an explosive live music scene, and some of the most interesting and wonderful street food in the world, Beijing is a destination for travelers looking for that unique China experience. It’s also home to the Forbidden City, an architectural masterpiece and inevitable bucket list item for many travelers. A place with a distinctive atmosphere, it’s a diverse metropolis and if you’re looking for a more authentic stay check out our selection of the best Airbnbs.
Authentic Houhai area house perfect for families and small groups
The winding hutong alleys located in the Houhai area of Beijing are classic, picture-postcard Beijing. The communal living spaces known as Siheyuan are adorable residences and one of the few areas of central Beijing that haven’t been subject to massive development. Sure, if you crane your neck slightly, you might spot the odd skyscraper, but they’re luckily few and