Tranquil midsummer in Beijing's Shichahai

Nor far from the Forbidden City and Beihai Lake, Shichahai in central Beijing is a historic site consisting of three lakes: Qianhai, Xihai and Houhai. Shichahai literally means "the lake of 10 temples." Around the lake there are 10 famous Taoist and Buddhist temples and several former royal mansions and gardens.

(Cover photo via screenshot. Video edited by CGTN's Zhao Ying.)

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