"Changes of Houhai Lake Area" Houhai Lake Area Tip by vitraleus
Houhai Lake Area, Beijing: 12 reviews and 17 photos
Houhai Lake is connected to Beihai Park. When I was a kid, I used to go to the park a lot and never noticed the Houhai Lake area, not even the bars. But nowadays, Houhai Lake has become so popular that young people just like to hang around there for the weekends.
Compared to another hot bar area Sanlitun bar street, Houhai Lake area to me is just pushed into a bar area. It lacked of its nature and pushed to "install" a character to itself. But Houhai Lake area is a great place to visit in the afternoon. It's so much relaxing just sitting in a bar beside the lake reading a book in an afternoon.
I don't like to go there in the evening. But during winter, people go there for skating.
Dress Code: Casual. People go there don't have very good taste of dressing. So don't worry about it. :P
Address: Go to Back gate of Beihai Park.
Directions: Hou Hai is an old Imperial Lake, north of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
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