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“Shopping & Dining on the Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lotus Lane

Lotus Lane
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Tibetan Dining Experience at Makye Ame plus Beijing City Night Tour
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“Shopping & Dining on the Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fun area full of small shops and restaurants surrounding a beautiful lake. Full of color, people, food, and great atmosphere. We visited at night which was beautiful with the colorful lights and lanterns reflecting on the water. It was very busy and fun. A lot of small restaurants to choose from and many shops to find pretty much any souveigneer you could ask for. Be ready to haggle for the best prices.

Visited September 2012
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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“Hou Hai Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

This lake is surrounded by bars and restaurants, most bars have their own live music in the evening, their is one place where two lakes are connected and you can pass this by a small bridge, near this bridge there are many bars with a roof seating, in the summer this is a great place to overview the people in the street and the small boats in the lake, its a lot of fun!

Visited October 2012
Thank Arie B
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Beijing, China
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12 attraction reviews
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“Starbucks by the lake.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

A bit too cookie cutter for me. Great views form the cafes. Way overpriced.

Thank workerb99
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Sydney, australia
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7 reviews
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“Buffalo Club is the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2006

Day or night, Beijing's cool Lotus Lane is buzzing. A string of cafes, bars, restaurants and funky shops along a canal, it's got atmosphere and al fresco, cool and cocktails. This really surprised me about Beijing.
My favourite bar in the strip was the Buffalo Club, a three level, intimate, retro French place with great live jazz and a down-to-earth hipness in the crowd that would be at home in Melbourne, New York or Paris. Great Californian wine by the glass.
There are rooftop bars where you see young Jingers basking in the afternoon sun (we were there in the final days of Fall for some unseasonal warmth) and at night you can sit along the canal if it's warm or cozy up indoors.
Some of the places are halls of the doof-doof, others a little kareoke... just wander till you find something that suits your taste and mood.
One hint. There is the main strip where most taxis from central Beijing will drop you off, (Buffalo is here), then there is another bit to it.
It's broken by the canal (I think.) But if you venture into the sidestreets of the interesting and perfectly safe adjoining hutong and keep heading along, you will find the rest of the action.
Some great shopping along here too.

4 Thank hoolio26
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San Francisco, California
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“Awesome Nightlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2006

After 4 days in Beijing on the lamest tour ever, my husband and I grabbed a cab looking for some cool bars. We asked our taxi driver to go to some bar we looked up on our guidebook, but I think he took the liberty of dropping us off at Lotus Lane instead. This place is awesome. It's a lake surrounded on every side by trendy, modern bars and restaurants and best of all most of the people there were seemingly locals. At the entrace of the Lane there are throngs of locals doing ball room dance, selling massages, pirated DVDs, you name it. Well worth the cab ride, this is a must see location for a dose of decent nightlife.

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