Aug 21, 2008

Houhai Lake Beijing

Houhai Lake in Beijing is encircled with trendy bars and cafes. Patrons sit outside in a lounge like atmosphere or up on rooftops of two story buildings sipping cocktails. These vantage points make a nice place to people watch.

Tucked in the surrounding Hutong is a tattoo parlor that would make hipsters the world over feel at home. You will find stylish boutiques down the lanes closest to the lake as well.

6 comments:

Debo Hobo said...

That outdoor seating looks really comfy:)

Anil P said...

Lovely setting. Would've been difficult to imagine if not for the picture.

Wendy said...

Hi Deb-indeed it was tempting to sit down.
Hi Anil-It was very peaceful and laid back.

Pat said...

Beijing looks like a fascinating place to visit and more modern than I expected. Brooklyn has a very large Chinese population and one day I will blog about the neighborhood where most reside....also a fascinating place!

Lakshmi said...

lovely place to relax ..

Wendy said...

Pat,
I look forward to reading that post.
Lakshmi, peaceful places in big cities are always cherished.