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Shichahai is a scenic spot in Beijing, the name Shichahai literally means "ten temple lakes", it used to be part of the old Grand Canal of the Yuan Dynasty 600 years ago. Around Shichahai there are ten famous temples and several formal royal mansions, the most well known are the Prince Gong's Mansion.

Located to the north-west of the Forbidden City, near to north gate of the Beihai Park, Shichahai consists of three continuous lakes: Xihai (West Sea), Qianhai (Front Sea) and Houhai (Back Sea). The Yinding (Silver Ingot) Bridge is a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake.

Shichahai is also a good place to view local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.

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