while the servants stay in the south building, which receives the least sunlight. There was one common bathing and toilet area, shared by the entire hutong. In comparison, the personalized and private squat toilet didn't seem so bad after all. Our guide told us that the residence was available for rent as a honeymoon suite.
While standing in the Square, we were approached by a vendor trying to hawk copies of Mao's little red book of propaganda. He was not very good negotiator though. He started off asking for 200RMB (about $30 Canadian) but when we declined and walked away, the price immediately dropped to 10RMB (just over $1 Canadian).