How to Visit Nanluoguxiang Hutong in Beijing

Turning over the thick cover of Beijing’s modernity, you will see the old and authentic Beijing with a rich cultural and historical history. A trip to Nanluogixiang Hutong(南锣鼓巷)  brings you back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368)  when the earliest hutongs and courtyard houses along Nanluoguxiang started to be built. Now almost every Beijing first-time…

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Shichahai Travel Guide

How to visit Shichahai in Beijing (Tips, Photos & Map)

Shichahai is often referred as “Houhai”, or “Back Lake” by foreign visitors who spend time dribking in its bar area in the evening. Actually Houhai (back lake) is just part of Shichahai. Shichahai is composed of three lakes – Qianhai (front lake), Houhai (back lake) and Xihai (west lake). Sometime local people also use “Houhai”…

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