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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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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"rooftop bars"
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"beautiful at night"
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"rickshaw ride"
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"bar street"
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"drum and bell towers"
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"nice lake"
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"street vendors"
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"nice walk"
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"small shops"
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"walk around"
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"metro station"
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"forbidden city"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HouHai Lake is very pretty and there is a nice hutong right next door and a few streets over to walk around. However, there are a lot of tour groups and overpriced rickshaws that will hound you for rides. The bars are also way overpriced,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is very closed to my grand father home 5 mins walking. my father used to swim in the lake during the summer when he was teenagers. I don't think people are allowed to do so nowadays. we had coffee in one cafe and the...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

You will never miss this place after going through the hutongs nearby. Narrow hutongs are crowded with locals & few tourists. More of eateries than shops selling souvenirs etc. You can find them at wangfujing snack street.

Thank HK P
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It is a bar or restaurant street along side the lake. Not far from the Bei Hai Park or the back gate of the Forbidden City. Better to enjoy a meal or drinks there in summer.

Thank 778bol
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It’s so cool to me that the water is frozen and the lake become a nature ice ground. The opened three ice skating rink, and also provide some facility such as ice-bike, and skating shoes. Pay one price with different time frame without time limited....More

1  Thank NicoleYHH
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I was a bit surprised of the prices in this part of Beijing while it was a pretty stroll around the lake it was pretty expensive by Beijing standards.

1  Thank TheCubicleEscapee
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The lake looks kinda nice... dirty but nice... but that’s about it. Everything else was not as expected. Most of the bars were permanently shut down, lots of rickshaw drivers getting in the way, no market around that we could see. Really just a pretty...More

1  Thank tripreview123669
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Went there expecting a lot of bars and a bit of a party vibe. We didn't get it. Half of the bars along the lake front were closed and had been for a long time. Not many lights and not many people there. The lake...More

1  Thank 6,678
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Had a lovely time walking around Hou Hai Lake, and ate one of the best meals ever by just popping into a little restaurant by the lake (No idea what is was called though). If it is a nice day outside, it is a great...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

this place is more or less for foreigners. local people rarely visit here anymore unless it is morning...

2  Thank Yuanxi Z
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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
26 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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