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Shichahai Tours

Shichahai is a scenic area in the northwest of Beijing that’s home to three lakes – Qinghai, Houhai, and Xihai. Dating back to the Jin Dynasty, Shichahai was once an important commercial district but is now an area for recreation. The government in Beijing declared it a Historical and Cultural Scenic District in 1992.

Shichahai literally means ‘Ten Temple Lake’, and there are indeed ten famous Taoist and Buddhist temples in the area. There are also a number of places of historic interest and remnants of old-style royal mansions, including the Prince Gong Mansion and the Prince Chun Mansion. A rickshaw ride through Shichahai’s winding narrow laneways (known as hutongs) is a popular way to see the cultural attractions of the area.

Despite its historical backdrop, these days Shichahai is more known for its lively bars and restaurants, plus its vibrant lakeside atmosphere, where locals and visitors play sports and games in the wide open spaces.

Practical Info

As it’s close to the Bell and Drum Towers and the north gate of Beihai Park, visitors can take buses from central Beijing in this direction and spend some time in Shichahai from here.

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Hanfu Experience at Beihai Park and Hutong plus Houhai Lake Boat Ride, Beijing, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Hanfu Experience at Beihai Park and Hutong plus Houhai Lake Boat Ride

This interesting 4-hour private tour make you time travel into Han Dynasty, the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220AD) since you will dress up the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.00
Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake, Beijing, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Immerse yourself a romantic night in Beijing with a tasty dinner at Little Yunnan Restaurant near by Forbidden City. Followed by a private boat ride at the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise, Beijing, Night ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Immerse in Chinese culture and discover the heart of Beijing on this 4-5 hours private night tour. You'll see the Drum Tower and Bell Tower, ride a boat on ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Private Tour of Beijing: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour of Beijing: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

On this private tour of Beijing, experience unique cultural activities and locales that present a diverse mix of Chinese culture. Discover the wonderful form ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.28
All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show, Beijing, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

Come with us on a discovery journey in the 2 days tour. Here you have the chance to visit the most sights seeing in Beijing during such limited time. Start ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $168.00
Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour, Beijing, City Packages
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Experience Beijing like a local, hop on public transportation or ride a bike to traverse the capital with your knowledgeable guide. Get an local insider’s ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $60.00
Tibetan Dining Experience at Makye Ame plus Beijing City Night Tour, Beijing, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Tibetan Dining Experience at Makye Ame plus Beijing City Night Tour

If you are meat lover or want to give a try of Yak meat from Tibet, come and experience the Tibetan dinner at Makye Ame restaurant in Beijing. You will also ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00
Xinjiang Silk Road Impression Dining Experience Including Houhai Lake and Yandai Xie Street, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Xinjiang Silk Road Impression Dining Experience Including Houhai Lake and Yandai Xie Street

Enjoy a night in Beijing by starting a Xinjiang style halal dinner in the popular Silk Road Impression(Tasirlk Yipakyuli) restaurant, and followed by a ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
$60.00 Save $3.00
Private Beijing Night Tour including Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Beijing Night Tour including Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

"Jiaozi" is a type of Chinese dumpling, usually filled with different kind of meat or vegetable. Traditionally symbolic, these dumplings are usually ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.85
$63.00 Save $3.15
Small-Group Night Walking Tour: Beijing Hutong Discovery Plus Great Leap Brewing Pub Visit, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Night Walking Tour: Beijing Hutong Discovery Plus Great Leap Brewing Pub Visit

This 3-hour walking tour takes you to experience local's night life in Hutong area (Beijing old neighborhood). Besides learn the Hutong culture and history, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00

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