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Saturday, June 8, 1991 - 08:15

Outing: Around Qianhai and Houhai

Meet at South Gate of Ritan Park, Guang Hua Lu

The small lakes to the north of Beihai Park offer leafy shade and cooling water in a setting of considerable historical interest and continuing charm. The walk will start and finish at the lower end of Qianhai. We hope to visit Prince Gong's mansion, then circle round the east side of Houhai, pointing out Soon Ching-ling's former home and Guanghua temple, catch glimpses of the Bell Tower and Drum Tower, and end with a visit to Guo Moruo's former residence and/or the Lotus Flower Market.