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My group noticed this shopping area and lake as we were driving back to our hotel from the Forbidden City. Determined to head back, we were able to walk here after the scheduled activities for the day. It was a great spot to sit and...More
This is pretty much the go-to spot, for a single-destination dining choice in the north west corner of the inner city. You're just inside the second ring-road, its easy to find and easy to get a cab to and from.
If you go before sunset,...More
We were dropped off at this place late afternoon for a walk about a street by the lake where there are bars and shops. However, most places seemed close for the day. We enjoyed walking along the lake regardless, watching various locals fly their kites....More
The area is known as bar street and as the name suggests the streets around the lake are full of bars and restaurants. However these must be geared towards tourists as they seemed to be the most expensive bars in the city. Many of the...More
Eateries, bars and pubs with local singers belting out chinese pops and evergreen.
Plenty of restaurants and small eateries.
Crowd predominantly tourists.
Good food, lovely scenery and beautiful architect of old China
This is a colourful area close to the Bell & Drum towers. Houhai is one of 3 back lakes, the others Qianhai and Xihai. There's a good selection of restaurants, food stalls and stores in the hutongs surrounding the area. The view is serene, the...More
This is an old preserved neighborhood by the lake . Very nice small streets with small boutiques shops and restaurants. Nice to walk in the evening by the lake and the small streets . Also families prepare homemade food for tourists.