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Jinding Bridge 金锭桥 and Yinding Bridge 银锭桥 are twin bridges within Shichahai 什刹海 area, overlooking the Houhai Lake 后海. Of the 2 bridges, Jinding Bridge is more crowded as the shops are congregated along the nearby Yandai Xie Street 烟袋斜街.
The Yinding Bridge area is a great spot. It is the link between the bar street son either side of Houhai Lake where it narrows. To be honest the bridge itself, though pretty, is no great shakes, its more the area around it that I...More
Came across this area while on a tour but returned again to explore more. By day it's great to walk around, people watch, poke into hidden shops and relax by the waterways. At night it really comes to life with the restaurants and bars coming...More
We visited this area 3 times on our 6 day stay in Beijing, during the day and at night.
It has a relaxed feel about it with some interesting shops, good restaurants and bars and nice spots to sit and people watch. at night time...More
Yingding Bridge or Silver Ingot Bridge was first built during the Ming dynasty. This stone bridge of one arch supposedly provides the best view of Shichaihai Lake. However views are now blocked by high-rise buildings. This busy area has lots of shops selling souvenirs, restaurants,...More
Reading about it in my guidebook, I thought this is something special, but when I arrived there and saw how small it was with a lot of people standing and moving on and around it, it’s very hard to see why it’s mentioned. The historic...More
It’s a stone bridge of one arch, which looks like the upside down silver ingot. It supposed to give you the best view of two lakes (Qianhai Sea and the Houhai Sea). But as the Hutong Tour guide was going so fast, I only took...More
A small bridge to connect both side in Shichaihai lake. Sometimes lonely during daytime but a high transit road for people, motorcycles, bicycles and, even cars! During high season, all lakes became quite crowded (due all bar and restaurant offer) and this bridge works as...More
This bridge is right in the middle of the best souvenir shopping area of Beijing - so much to look at and buy. Also snacks and cafes. The oldest post office in Beijing is right in the middle and you can send home a post...More