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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. Add Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing route builder tool .
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  • Per hour, foot rowing 4 seater in 120 名乗ride ex tebogit 400 Yuan, electric 4 200 original tebogit 600 Yuan. I was travelling last evening was no room deposit is I wanted to take, but I couldn't get if you know in advance. Cycling is because going electric? I think around the Sea Empress Barker, rickshaw, needs no price negotiations, so if you're good at it.
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  • This is my 3rd visit. It is like soothing scenery here. Also have a lot of shops around, so good to eating out and buy souvenirs. However, lake shores Cafe, 50 coffee and iced tea 38 original price higher.
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  • This is a very cool place I walk a lot of bars with live music shops and bars everywhere, a lot of people and a fantastic atmosphere, I recommend as one of the important points in Beijing
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