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Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing

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Catch a glimpse of a fading past at Back Lakes (Hou Hai), one of the capital's few remaining bastions of traditional residential architecture and a local favorite for enjoying the outdoors. Head for this historic neighborhood and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lakes. You can get in some solid people watching as you explore, as the area generally fills with old folks, students, and fishermen indulging in the fresh lake air. The surrounding streets boast an array of cafes and nightlife establishments, so you can refresh with a drink on a patio followed by raucous karaoke. Rickshaws make for one of the more convenient methods of sightseeing--flag down a driver and go for a ride around the neighborhood streets. Keep your eyes peeled for "hutongs," residences that epitomize local architecture with their courtyards and grand entry gates. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Back Lakes (Hou Hai) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The place can be quite spectacular at night when all the lights are lit up. Could be noisy though, each restaurant singer/band competing with other singers/bands from the restaurants next door. No one...  more »
  • 后海,与北海相邻,周末去逛上一逛,很是惬意,有小桥,有流水,风景很是不错,还有民俗小店,另外,逛累了饿了,到饭点的时候还有很多不错的饭店可以选择,有爆肚张,还有手工牛肉的火锅店,还有烤肉店,每个都独具特色,有很多不容错过的美食~ 原谅我是一个吃货,哈哈。后海逛完了,还可以去一下不远的恭王府,也是不错的景点。  more »
  • 风景优美,特色购物和小吃街,又美好的回忆,也有不开心的回忆,希望以后还有机会一起去游玩,地安门内有一家百香林西点很好吃,大家可以试试,每天都有很多人排队,但是现在的味道说实话,不如从前了,以前都是热乎乎的出锅卖给顾客,现在是提前做好,所以凉了味道差一点了!  more »