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Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rooftop bars” (5 reviews)
“ice skating” (7 reviews)
“rickshaw ride” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank T S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a close by lunch, we went wondering around and encountered this park/lake with a beautiful walkway surrounded. A lot of activities happens here; people jogging, fishing, resting and enjoying the sight-seen. A totally recommended place to spend the afternoon after a lunch.

Thank patolincl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the lakes twice. Once while walking the south side and once cycling the north side. I enjoyed going around it. Especially with the bicycle. Be aware that around the Yindin Bridge there are a lot of tourists, Chinese and others. On the south...More

Thank paukie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting area to wander around and people watch. Probably at its best in the evening though also more crowded. Popular with locals and tourists.

Thank Bluebell1112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of small eateries and bars in this area. It is quite boring after a while as they are quite similar. The lake is beautiful and you can see local people doing sports along the river side, interesting.

Thank CHM_LifeIsGood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong.. very nice locale here. The lake is beautiful. Wouldn't have guessed such a nice body of water to be there. Lots of night time venues here though.. live music and the such. Looks like it's a happening place after dark. We...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've spent an afternoon just wandering around the lake which is full of restaurants and cafes. Late afternoon the place started to get really busy, full of locals and a few foreigner visitors as well. The atmosphere and the scenery is definitely worth your time...More

Thank Norbi S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

By day the lakes are a scenic place to go for a walk with not a lot of people. In the early evening the bars and cafes get busier and they each have live performers, some of whom were excellent. With the sun setting and...More

Thank gecko24
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great place in Beijing, to take a walk, have a dinner, drink a cocktail, hear some live music, ... Very popular for locals and super interesting for visitors.

Thank Nela Z
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome place not to miss. A mix of serenity and the vibrancy from the pubs at night. It is near to the siheyuan and hutong. Good to explore by walking, cycling or ricksaw. Signs are everywhere and easy to locate. Have personally tried the ricksaw....More

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Philip C
How do I to houhai using subway
12 September 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.
Hello. May I know if the skating rink will be opened from 15th November onwards during winter this year? How to get to the skating area from the nearest metro station? Thank you
16 August 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.
Is the ice skating rink opened?
26 December 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.