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Post time 2006-12-13 09:02:07 |Display all floors
Actually I do not like today’s Houhai, it has become a scene set for a new generation of stylish establishments.

The area is no longer a good spot for people watching and taking a stroll, but with lots of bars and restaurants lined the shores of the lake.

I miss the Houhai in several years ago, when it attracted only park-goers, weekend fishermen, or ice skaters, depending on the season….

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Post time 2006-12-13 09:12:55 |Display all floors
Yeah, I agree. But, Houhai is still one of the few areas where you can have a glimpse of the old life of Beijingers. To name just a few, the typical courtyard, hutongs(alleys), antique shops, and the lifestyle residing in it for centuries.

Beijing is such a dry place that, having a lake like this is almost a blessing.

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Post time 2006-12-13 09:53:56 |Display all floors
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Post time 2006-12-13 11:42:38 |Display all floors
Actually a lot of people find fun in Houhai. The other day i went there, I found some are fishing along the bank lleisurely, some are boating in the river, some are chatting over a drink in the bars, and some are even swimming.

Although heavily commercialized, Houhai still remains a haven for Beijingers to escape from the noise of the city.

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Post time 2006-12-26 14:15:23 |Display all floors

It's a fascinating place, i love it

the bars, the trees, the lake, the old people in Hutongs... It's a fascinating place, i love it

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Post time 2006-12-26 14:25:30 |Display all floors
I love taking a stroll around the lake in summer. There are some photos I took last june. Hope you like them!
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Post time 2006-12-26 14:26:27 |Display all floors
A Red phenix decoration on the door of a house in HOUHAI
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