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Beihai and Houhai Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Culture

Get 海 in Beijing with us on a video tour through Beihai Park and around Houhai lake. These man-made bodies of water in the center of the city are one of the best places to experience real Beijing culture, whether it’s singing, exercising, or just playing games.

海 – hǎi
sea; body of water

北海公园 – běi hǎi gōng yuán
Beihai Park

莲花船 – lián huā chuán
lotus flower boat

北京文化 – běi jīng wén huà
Beijing culture

唱歌 – chàng gē
sing songs

绘画 – huì huà

水书法 – shuǐ shū fǎ
water calligraphy

跑步 – pǎo bù
go running

放松 – fàng sōng
relax; unwind

琼华岛 – qióng huā dǎo
Jade Flower Island

白塔 – bái tǎ
White Dagoba

zài zhè lǐ, nǐ kě yǐ kàn dào lǎo běi jīng hé xīn běi jīng
Here, you can see old Beijing and new Beijing.

后海 – hòu hǎi
Hou Hai (“Rear Sea”)

打牌 – dǎ pái
play cards

踢毽子 – tī jiàn zi
kick the shuttlecock

钓鱼 – diào yú
go fishing

wǒ men xǐ huan tīng yīn yuè, hē pí jiǔ
We like to listen to music and drink beer.

四角餐厅 – sì jiǎo cān tīng
4corners Bar & Restaurant

越南菜 – yuè nán cài
Vietnamese food

汉堡 – hàn bǎo

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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