Beijing Shichahai Map
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".
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.
Business hours of Bar street: 10:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00
Map of Shichahai
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