There is much to do and see around the lakes. We cycled along the lakes and it was a great atmosphere. Nice to combine when you visit the drum and bell towers
About Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
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The atmosphere while we were there at night was amazing, so much action with the vendors selling and the bars, restaurants and shops adding to it. The views across the lake were amazing and made for some great photos. Would definitely recommend a visit.
I walked around this area twice in the late afternoon (4-5pm) and enjoyed it. Lots of people out walking, swimming, boating, cycling, playing table tennis etc. It looked really pretty in the late afternoon light. i did a little bit of shopping for souvenirs but...More
The lights at night reflect in the lake and make this a very popular area for tourists and locals alike. A good humoured crowd were dancing at one side of the lake. There are many bars and small shops around the lake. Very atmospheric.
While Id consider myself an experienced traveler and pickpockets/tricksters are a common sight at almost any tourist spot in the world, I found this particular place to be unnaturally filled with such "opportunists". Was literally stalked by a single person for 45+ trying to get...More
It was my second visit and I was somewhat disappointed. When I went there in 2016, it was a highlight of my visit. This time it wasn't clean and many of the shops had closed or replaced by less exciting stores.
As soon as you walk to the lake you can see across the lake the lights on all restaurant/bars well illuminated. There are hundreds of very neat restaurants to please just about any palate. You can dine cheap or you can dine in elegance. The...More
We got off the Subway (Line 8) at Shichahai Station and took The North-West Exit (A-2). On the left is Yan Dai Xie Jie which is the street we were looking for. There is a small sign pointing to the road. We walked along this...More