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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
Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is much to do and see around the lakes. We cycled along the lakes and it was a great atmosphere. Nice to combine when you visit the drum and bell towers

Thank François V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the China Bar experience this is a great place. Nice water Views, great music and a young crowd.

Thank Chrrob01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere while we were there at night was amazing, so much action with the vendors selling and the bars, restaurants and shops adding to it. The views across the lake were amazing and made for some great photos. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank brg68mga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked around this area twice in the late afternoon (4-5pm) and enjoyed it. Lots of people out walking, swimming, boating, cycling, playing table tennis etc. It looked really pretty in the late afternoon light. i did a little bit of shopping for souvenirs but...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lights at night reflect in the lake and make this a very popular area for tourists and locals alike. A good humoured crowd were dancing at one side of the lake. There are many bars and small shops around the lake. Very atmospheric.

Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While Id consider myself an experienced traveler and pickpockets/tricksters are a common sight at almost any tourist spot in the world, I found this particular place to be unnaturally filled with such "opportunists". Was literally stalked by a single person for 45+ trying to get...More

Thank Easy2Complain
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

The place springs to life after sunset. An array of nice pubs and restaurants surrounding the lake make it one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Beijing

Thank Avimanyu B
Reviewed June 12, 2017

It was my second visit and I was somewhat disappointed. When I went there in 2016, it was a highlight of my visit. This time it wasn't clean and many of the shops had closed or replaced by less exciting stores.

Thank Maddie S
Reviewed June 6, 2017

As soon as you walk to the lake you can see across the lake the lights on all restaurant/bars well illuminated. There are hundreds of very neat restaurants to please just about any palate. You can dine cheap or you can dine in elegance. The...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017

We got off the Subway (Line 8) at Shichahai Station and took The North-West Exit (A-2). On the left is Yan Dai Xie Jie which is the street we were looking for. There is a small sign pointing to the road. We walked along this...More

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Philip C
September 12, 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.
August 16, 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.
December 26, 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.