Beijing by Night.. is not at all what I was expecting! It is actually very cool. In parallel to the stylished old tea houses (where you can play games and watch puppet theater.. a real “travel back in time” experience), it is full of super cool young and trendy places. One of them is Houhai Lake. The whole lakeshore is full of restaurants and bars with live singers where you can sit, enjoy the music and gaze over the lake to watch the hundreds of floating candles that people dropped into for good luck. People wander through the streets eating cotton candy bigger than themselves or improvise karaoke or Tai Chi exercise in the street. So full of life! A truly incredible place to visit once in your life!
Travel Tip: The coolest bar on the strip? The Lotus Blue! Fabulous rooftop, wonderful Asian-inspired decor and tasty Thai menu! ;)