Northeast of Dashilan and west of Zhubaoshi Jie, the Qianshi Hutong is regarded as the narrowest hutong in Beijing. The narrowest part of the hutong is six-tenths of a metre wide. It used to be an official monetary market during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) and the earliest and the most comprehensive financial trading market in ancient China. Statistics of the era indicate that money and virtual silver were exchanged in this market.
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