Houhai is a lake and its surrounding neighborhood in of central , . Houhai is the largest of the three lakes, along with Qianhai 'Front Lake' and Xihai 'Western Lake', that comprise Shichahai, the collective name for the three northern-most lakes in central Beijing.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a museum in the Shichahai area of , , and… is situated 430 metres northwest of Houhai. Photo: 用心阁, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Bus station
is a city gate that was once part of 's northern city wall. is situated 1 km northwest of Houhai.

The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, more often colloquially referred to as Xizhimen Church, is a Roman Catholic Church located on the southern side at No. is situated 1½ km west of Houhai. Photo: Michele lee19, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Church of the Saviour, colloquially referred to as Xishiku Church or Beitang is a historic Catholic church in the , , . is situated 2 km south of Houhai. Photo: ZhengZhou, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

District is a district of . District spans 32 square kilometres, making it the largest portion of the old city, and has 706,691 inhabitants. Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0.

are areas in Dongcheng District in , . Photo: Rewindat, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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