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Shichahai is an historic scenic area consisting of three lakes, namely Qianhai(Front Sea), Houhai ( Back Sea) and Xihai( West Sea). Surrounded by places of historic interest, scenic beauty and remnants of old-style Beijing residences - Hutong and Courtyard, Shchahai is a good place to get an authentic taste of old Beijing. It is located to the northwest of the Forbidden City and Beihai Lake, covering a large area of 147 hectares (about 363 acres).

The history of Shichahai can date back to Jin Dynasty. And from the time of  Yuan Dynasty, it was the terminus of the Hangzhou – Beijing  Grand Canal, leading to its prosperity at that time. Around the lake there are ten famous Taoist and Buddhist temples and several royal mansions and gardens. The most famous are the Prince Gong Mansion and the Prince Chun Mansion. In 1992 the municipal government of Beijing declared the district an "Historical and Cultural Scenic District".

Beijing Shichahai

Nearby famous places

  • Prince Gong Mansion
  • Prince Chun Mansion 
  • Former residence of Song Ching-ling (Ms. Sun Yat-sen) 
  • Former residence of Chinese writer Guo Moruo 
  • Typical Chinese hutong streets, with typical siheyuan courtyard houses. 
  • Drum Tower and Bell Tower

Address(English):Opposite of Beiihai Park in the Di'an men west street
How to get there:


Take bus No. 5, 60, 107, 108, and No.111 then get off at Drum tower or North Gate of Beihai Park.

Other information:


  1. In your summer visit, you can rent boat to peddle on the lakes.
  2. In winter, if you like skating, Shichahai is a good place for ice-skating.
  3. Shichahai Bar Street provide you with various kinds of wine, it is a good place to relax. This street is alos well known for its delious snacks. It is suitiated near the Prince Chun Mansion.

Business hours of Bar street: 10:30-13:00  and  17:00-21:00

Tel: (86-10) 6612-7652



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