We went primarily because we heard we could get Christmas decorations there. From what I can tell, you can get anything there. Fortunately for us, the taxi driver happened to drop us off right in front of the Christmas section.
|The Xmas entrance!|
We were delighted to see the Christmas decorations, but didn't go crazy-but it's good to know that the option to go crazy is there, in case we decide we need an 9 foot tall singing and dancing santa.
We wandered around for a couple of more hours. Honestly, I think it would take weeks to see the whole thing. Here are some pictures of just a fraction of Da Hutong:
thread and fabric:
Tons and tons of food stalls set up outside.
|a cart of dried fruits|
|I agree, my children are so beautiful you |
should want to take your picture with them.
Da Hutong is fascinating, and you can get anything, but it takes some work and a lot of time. We'll definitely go back the next time any of us needs shoes, or coats, or a swimdress, or a cedar bathtub, or wedding supplies, or fuzzy toilet seat covers, and so on.