Houhai Lake

Lake Houhai is one of the three parts that make up Shichahai, an enchanting area composed of three lakes next to the centre of Beijing.

Lake Houhai is a peaceful area surrounded by nature during the day. Contrastingly, later at night, you can find bars and restaurants around the lake that make it one of the most vibrant evening areas in Beijing.

A walk by Lake Houhai

Lake Houhai is one of the most charming places in the city and, like other areas such as Jingshan Park and Beihai Park, is a calming haven away from the traffic and crowds of downtown Beijing.

Any time of the day is ideal to visit the lake, during the day you can relax with a boat ride while at night you can enjoy the lively atmosphere with a wide range of leisure activities.