South Luogu Lane — One of Beijing’s Oldest Neighborhoods

South Luogu Lane, Beijing

Photo 1:South Luogu Lane, Beijing

        South Luogu Lane, is south-north oriented, about 800 meters long.

Suoyi alley (Suoyi Hutong), South Luogu Lane

Photo 2:Suoyi Alley (Suoyi Hutong), South Luogu Lane

Yuer alley (Yuer Hutong), South Luogu Lane

Photo 3:Yuer Alley (Yuer Hutong), South Luogu Lane

        There are eight alleys respectively on the east and west sides, from south to north, the western eight alleys are Fuxiang alley, Suoyi alley, Yuer alley, Mao Er alley, Jing Yang alley, Shajing alley, Hei Zhima alley and Former Gulou Yuan alley.

Ju Er alley (Ju Er Hutong), South Luogu Lane

Photo 4:Ju Er Alley (Ju Er Hutong), South Luogu Lane

        And the eastern 8 are Fried Beans alley, Ban Chang alley, East Cotton alley, North Bingmasi alley, Qin Lao alley, Front Yuanensi alley, Back Yuanensi alley and Ju Er alley. The whole neighborhood is like a giant centipede, so it is also known as centipede street.

Mao Er alley (Mao Er Hutong), South Luogu Lane

Photo 5:Mao Er Alley  (Mao Er Hutong), South Luogu Lane

        Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, a lot of celebrities, prominent officials and eminent personages had lived here, from generals of the Ming Dynasty to the princes of Qing Dynasty , from the president of Beiyang government to the president of the Kuomintang, from literary greats to painting masters. Every alley has a profound cultural accumulation, each house hides countless stories. Today, there have been a lot of bars in South Luogu Lane neighborhood, it becomes Beijing’s another charming bar street after Sanlitun and Shichahai.

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