How to visit Shichahai (Lake) Park Shichahai is often referred as “Houhai”, or “Back Lake” by foreign visitors who kill time 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 […]

The Temple of Heaven is a worthwhile visiting place in Beijing. It is much bigger than the Forbidden City and smaller than the Summer Palace with an area of about 2,700,000 square meters. The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. As Chinese emperors called themselves ‘The […]

Location: Haidian District, at the northwest suburb of Beijing (15 km away from city center), Beijing Municipality Opening time: 07:00-17:00 (Nov.1 – Mar.31, low season of tourism) 06:30-18:00 (Apr.1 – Oct.31, peak season of tourism) Cruise information: – Docks: Bafang Pavilion (八方亭), Wenchang Pavilion (文昌阁), Jade Ripples Hall (玉澜堂), Hall of Dispelling Clouds (排云殿), Shizhang Pavilion (石丈亭), the […]

Summer Palace in Beijing, Haidian District, northwest territory, is the best preserved and largest imperial garden, is the world famous tourist destinations, are the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. Imperial Summer Palace was originally a palace and gardens. AD 1750, Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Yi Park converted here. In 1860, […]

Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Beijing Olympic main stadium. By the 2001 Pritzker Prize winner Herzog ; de Meuron and Chinese architect Li Xinggang collaboration such as the giant stadium design, shape like the birth of life, “nest”, it is more like a cradle of human sustenance hope for the future. Designers of the National […]

Shichahai Lake (The Three Rear Lakes) Located in central Beijing, Shichahai consists of three lakes called Qianhai (“Front Sea” Lake), Houhai (“Back Sea” Lake) and Xihai (“West Sea” Lake) which extend from the southeast to northwest respectively. It covers an area of 5.4 million square meters, including drainage area of 340,000 square meters. With convenient […]