Wudaoying Hutong, which is 632 meters long and 6 meters wide, has 69 courtyards, making itself the first choice for visitors to have a rest and seek serenity after visiting the Yonghegong Lama Temple. Stretching from Yonghegong Lama Temple Street in the east to Andingmen Inner Street in the west, it connects with Jianchang Hutong in the south.
Since the Ming Dynasty, Wudaoying worked as the barracks station protecting the city from outside attack. Wudaoying was formerly known as Wude Weiying and was was renamed "Wudaoying" in the Qing Dynasty, and then was renamed "Wudaoying Hutong" in 1965 when the official rectification was implemented.
As a lane featuring tourism, leisure and cultural experience, the lane maintains clean appearance and pleasant environmental conditions. There are many cultural stores, including diverse creative shops, tranquil cafes, exquisite handicraft workshops, cat-themed handmade porcelain shops, and elegant vegetarian restaurants, which can be seen everywhere in this place. The shop owners on both sides have planted abundant characteristic green plants, which make a pleasant shade in summer while boasting reddish leaves in autumn. Thus Hutong is covered with picturesque views throughout the year. The delicate things like customs and culture need to be appreciated by people who are calm.
Besides various handicrafts stores and art shops, Wudaoying Hutong is also a paradise for foodies, where visitors can taste specialties from all over the country or even the world. Here you can experience the customs of Yunnan, feel the collision between Siheyuan and Sichuan hot pot, savor Mexican cuisines, and taste the flavor from Southeast Asia, not to mention various desserts you prefer after meal...
When nights come, the whole lane is decorated with dotted lights. Bars, stores, restaurants on both sides put on their night charm and add another flavor to this tranqil and artful hutong.