South ChaoyangBeijing

Visit a museum about local history and traditions, attend a spectacular dance show and relax in the park by a vast lake.

South Chaoyang is a large neighborhood known for its theatrical show and progressive university campus. Its large park has lakes and traditional buildings for escape from the bustle of the immense metropolis of Beijing. Browse the many shops and commercial avenues and relax in the park.

If you’re looking for an entertaining evening, get tickets to the Golden Mask Dynasty Show at the OCT Theatre. This live dance performance is known for its incredible special effects, flamboyant costumes, intriguing storyline and acclaimed water scene.

Look around the Beijing University of Technology to learn what China’s future inventors and engineers are doing. The campus for the university’s 20,000 students has an enormous library among its many modern buildings.

For a change of scenery, relax on the green fields of Longtan Park. See its large Yuan Dushi’s Temple and enjoy the views of the picturesque Longtan Lake. Admire the many traditional Chinese buildings overlooking the water and venture into Longtan West Lake Park. Have a picnic in these green surroundings and forget the busy facets of city life.

A little southeast of the park is the Shilihe Culture Market, which offers a glimpse into local traditions. Browse various antiques, floral displays and jewelry on display. Visit the Wali Museum to learn about the customs of the Wali people, who have lived in this region for 500 years. Try the oily chicken and rice dish for local flavor.

Note that the name of the region translates to Facing the Sun. Summers here are hot and humid, while snow sometimes covers the ground in winter.

The district comprises a vast area along the eastern flank of Beijing. Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport and take the airport line and metro to the various stops in the region. Alternatively, rent a car and drive south from the airport for about 30 minutes, or up to 50 minutes in traffic, to reach the neighborhood.

With its impressive university and wonderful shows, South Chaoyang is a hub of art, performance and innovation.

Top Hotels in South Chaoyang

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mercure Beijing Downtown
Mercure Beijing Downtown
4 out of 5
16 Jia, Xi Da Wang Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing, Beijing
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,264 per night

Located in South Chaoyang, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, China World Mall, and Beijing Yansha Outlets. Panjiayuan ...

3.7/5Good! (164 reviews)

"The staff was very polite and seemed to genuinely want to make good impression. The concierge went above and beyond to ensure that we had tickets for rail travel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Mercure Beijing Downtown
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
4.5 out of 5
61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥12,222 per night

Located in South Chaoyang, this luxury hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Sanlitun and within 6 mi (10 km) of Temple of Heaven and Wangfujing Street. Tiananmen Square ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (257 reviews)
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

"The hotel is a very good hotel. It’s ten minutes from a metro station, the room has all the comfort and the buffet breakfast is perfect for occidental people because has all kind of food included a various choice of sweet food,I definitely advise this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing
Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing
4 out of 5
No. 33, Zhou Zhuang Jiayuan Dongli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,298 per night

This family-friendly aparthotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium and Beijing Curio City. Happy ...

4.3/5Excellent! (48 reviews)

"Nice, clean & room is pretty big. Plenty of food around the apartment. Breakfast choices are pretty the same everyday. Nearest train station is about 20 mins walk. Overall, the room is pretty comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing
Super House International
Super House International
4 out of 5
102 Dongsanhuan South Road, Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥9,273 per night

Located in South Chaoyang, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beijing Curio City and Panjiayuan Antique Market. Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium and ...

3.8/5Good! (31 reviews)
Bad location, Dirty room

"Check in was only OK. Lack of english made it difficult. The view from our room was good .. the carpet was fiikthy. Must wear slippers. There is no where to sit in the lobby just to visit or play cards...No restaurants close by, only McDonalds or KFC... We did not come to China to eat American fast ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2017

Super House International
Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang Distric, Beijing, Beijing

Located in South Chaoyang, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beijing Curio City and Panjiayuan Antique Market. Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium and ...

2.9/5 (19 reviews)
Avoid this hotel.

"1. No body speaks English at all.Not even a word including the people at the registration desk. 2. The hotel restaurant do not know how to cook food, they can not even warm up a frozen pizza as one of their menu item. 3 There is nothing around. Location is away from everything. 4.The rates are no ..."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2018

Plaza Hotel
King Wing Hot Spring International Hotel
King Wing Hot Spring International Hotel
4 out of 5
No. 17 Nanlu of Dong Sanhuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing

Located in South Chaoyang, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beijing Curio City and Panjiayuan Antique Market. Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium ...

3.6/5Good! (119 reviews)
Near metro and spacious room

"The hotel is located near metro, and close to everything: restaurants, drugstores and supermarkets. There are several huge antiquities markets around, for those who love antique objects it's a shopping heaven. The room is very spacious, by the way."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2017

King Wing Hot Spring International Hotel

Popular places to visit in South Chaoyang

Panjiayuan Antique Market
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Panjiayuan Antique Market

Peruse the thousands of stalls to find Chinese arts, crafts, memorabilia and antiques at Beijing’s largest and most famous antique market. 

Today Art Museum
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Today Art Museum

You can browse the exhibits at Today Art Museum, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to Beijing. Experience the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Great Wall of China
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Great Wall of China

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Find out about the history of Great Wall of China, one of the top monuments in Huairou. Discover the area's mountain views and theme park.

Forbidden City
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Forbidden City

4.5/5(488 reviews)

This formerly restricted imperial palace complex is now a public museum that shows the splendor of the old China. It is one of Beijing’s most impressive sites.

Wangfujing Street
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Wangfujing Street

4.5/5(302 reviews)

Find the latest fashion or cheap souvenirs and sample local cuisine in this bustling pedestrian-only street, one of the city’s most popular shopping strips.

Great Wall of China
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Great Wall of China

5/5(13 reviews)

See terracotta warriors, ancient temples and Ming Dynasty architecture at the Juyongguan section of one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the world.

Top things to do in South Chaoyang

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Great Wall Bus Tour
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Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Great Wall Bus Tour

¥5,311
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Best of Beijing & Great Wall of China Tour
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Best of Beijing & Great Wall of China Tour

¥9,337
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Giant Panda Encounter Day Tour
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Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Giant Panda Encounter Day Tour

¥5,903
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Underground Palace of Ming Tombs & Badaling Great Wall
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Underground Palace of Ming Tombs & Badaling Great Wall

¥5,193
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Beijing Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall Group Tour
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Beijing Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall Group Tour

¥6,654
Per adult
Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall with professional driver
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Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall with professional driver

¥5,484
Per adult

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3.5/5Good!(6 area reviews)

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