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Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This area of Beijing contains some of the most extensive old hutong neighborhoods and the three lakes of Xihai, Houhai and Oianhai.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Place is pretty with the huge lake in middle. At <10 degrees, there are even some people who are taking dips! Presumably to strengthen their immune system. Loads of bars and clubs, unfortunately not many average/reasonable eateries around. There is a hutong alley around, thus nice for tourisy shopping. Other than that, good for stroll with loved ones.
Choose a place to stay around there just to enjoy the this HouHai (15m walk). Good place for relaxation. BeiHai park is just across but didn't enter as entrance fee chargeable.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to walk at night. Unique experience hearing the different speakers blaring different singing from each bar across the lakes. Most of the artists were not bad. Cute little shop called Kodo tucked amongst the madness.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Found this place by accident, its a small lake with loads of bars and restaurants on the edge, with a bridge in middle to connect it all. Loads people walkin round, taking pictures or sitting on top roof top bars watching the world pass buy, gonna go back at night and see what the atmosphere is like later! Very pretty even with the lake frozen!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

When we visited Hou Hai, there was a diverse crowd from casual fisherman to clubhoppers. The restaurant scene was lots of fun. We sat on a second floor balcony near the bridge and enjoyed the passing crowds on foot in vehicles and on the many boats traveling through the area.

1  Thank Bill B
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Houhai is famous tourist palace nice view and fashion and tipical chinese stuffs aroud the Houhai area. If you think this is not you wandering why not go alittle further along the lake you will find another world ,reall living area of locals, feel the quiet in the center of beijing ,feel hundreds of years of history.

1  Thank Hao Y
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