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Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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This area of Beijing contains some of the most extensive old hutong neighborhoods and the three lakes of Xihai, Houhai and Oianhai.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bar street” (8 reviews)
“nice lake” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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"bar street"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 6 reviews
"nice lake"
in 6 reviews
"rickshaw ride"
in 15 reviews
"drum and bell towers"
in 9 reviews
"street vendors"
in 7 reviews
"nice walk"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"forbidden city"
in 7 reviews
"fishing"
in 13 reviews
"stroll"
in 36 reviews
"tourists"
in 38 reviews
"skate"
in 9 reviews
"boats"
in 22 reviews
"bridge"
in 23 reviews
"chinese"
in 40 reviews
"lotus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dropped off at this place late afternoon for a walk about a street by the lake where there are bars and shops. However, most places seemed close for the day. We enjoyed walking along the lake regardless, watching various locals fly their kites....More

Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The area is known as bar street and as the name suggests the streets around the lake are full of bars and restaurants. However these must be geared towards tourists as they seemed to be the most expensive bars in the city. Many of the...More

Thank JustRose_CH
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Eateries, bars and pubs with local singers belting out chinese pops and evergreen. Plenty of restaurants and small eateries. Crowd predominantly tourists. Good food, lovely scenery and beautiful architect of old China

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a colourful area close to the Bell & Drum towers. Houhai is one of 3 back lakes, the others Qianhai and Xihai. There's a good selection of restaurants, food stalls and stores in the hutongs surrounding the area. The view is serene, the...More

Thank AMsays
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This is an old preserved neighborhood by the lake . Very nice small streets with small boutiques shops and restaurants. Nice to walk in the evening by the lake and the small streets . Also families prepare homemade food for tourists.

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Back Lakes (Hou Hai) is very nice area in Beijin and must see while visiting the city. You will enjoy walking in this area during evening and during day time. many restaurants and many shops.

Thank Yossi N
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice area and has lots of shops, bars, cafes and lots of food to try. It’s a cool area to hang out at night

Thank AsmaZaher
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went there during the evening. However during daytime this is also a very nice area to visit. It is a family area during daytime and a adult area during night time. There are lots of bars and restaurants to visit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A nice lake with traditional chinese shops, bars and restaurants around it. Good place to have fun. Old china could bee seen there. Pedal boath are available to boathing on the lake.

Thank Aidin V
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We went back to this location three times to shop. It’s located next to a lake where there is also restaurants. Great great shopping. The girls and I loved the hand made silver jewelers.

Thank Debra R
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Philip C
12 September 2016|
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Response from PeteGriff67 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea, I went by Tuk Tuk which was great fun, almost like a mini tour of the City.
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apiapisaya84
16 August 2016|
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Response from Damian G | Reviewed this property |
The skating ring should be open by then. How to get there depends on where your coming from. Inquire once you get to Beijing.
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Icebabnadya
27 December 2015|
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Response from auntiedoris | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The weather was not cold in October so I didn't see any rink.
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