Dashilan: two tales of one neighborhood / by Thomas O'Malley

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A quick brace of articles I wrote for two airlines  - Delta and Singapore - on Dashilan, a gentrifying old 'hood in central Beijing. It's a busy mix of shopping, eats, hutong wandering and a decent amount of living history (despite some tasteless 'beautifying'), and within a short walk of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square for all you tourist folk.