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.


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...

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