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Olympic Park

Constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics, this hub of stadiums and sporting arenas features the landmark Bird’s Nest Stadium, a water park and mall.

See the futuristic side of China at Beijing’s contemporary Olympic Park. Take photos of the world-famous Bird’s Nest venue, let the kids play in the water park and watch the light show at night.

In 2008, Beijing came into the global spotlight as the host of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Elaborate sporting and accommodation facilities were built. Although the athletes are long gone, millions of people still come to see the site each year. Olympic Park has since become a symbol for Beijing’s drive towards a modern representation of China.

Olympic Park is huge. It covers a total area of 3,000 acres (1,215 hectares) and has a canal and green spaces running through its grounds. Follow the walkway, which cuts through the complex, to admire the innovative architecture.

Sports fans can visit the sites where Olympic history was made. The dramatic National Stadium steals the show. This structure is nicknamed the Bird’s Nest because the woven steel beams that cover its exterior look like the twigs in a bird’s nest. This stadium hosted the opening and closing Olympic ceremonies. Venture inside and rent a Segway to glide around the tracks.

Standing next to the Bird’s Nest is the Beijing National Aquatics Center. These days you can splash around on slides and rides in this former Olympic pool complex. Swim in the lazy river, dive in the wave pool, go for a ride or dine in the restaurant.

Stay until nightfall and watch the pool complex transform as the interior lights illuminate the transparent exterior. The whole park is lit up at night and a light show follows the rhythms of a live orchestra.

Olympic Park is located in Beijing's Chaoyang District. To reach the park, take the subway to Olympic Green or Olympic Sports Center. Many city bus lines also service the park. Tickets are necessary to enter most of the stadiums and attractions.

Give yourself lots of time at Olympic Green. Here are some of the best activities:

Wondering what else there is to do at this much-loved attraction? We highly recommend purchasing a Small Group Beijing Illumination Night Tour.

For many more activities, take a look at our North Chaoyang things to do page.


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China National Convention Center ¥7,846
China National Convention Center

China National Convention Center

Building 1, No. 8 Precincts, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, Beijing
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Olympic Village, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Beijing National Stadium, China National Convention Center, and Beijing International Convention Center. National Aquatics Center and Beijing Language and Culture University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Olympic Green Station is 20 minutes by foot and South Gate of Forest Park Station is 28 minutes.

    Grand Skylight Catic Hotel Beijing ¥11,411
    Grand Skylight Catic Hotel Beijing

    Grand Skylight Catic Hotel Beijing

    18 Beichen East Road, Beijing, Beijing
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Chaoyang, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beijing National Stadium and Beijing International Convention Center. China National Convention Center is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. Olympic Sports Center Station is 18 minutes by foot and Olympic Green Station is 19 minutes.

      InterContinental Beijing Beichen ¥11,900
      InterContinental Beijing Beichen

      InterContinental Beijing Beichen

      8 Beichen West Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing, Beijing
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Chaoyang, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Aquatics Center and China National Convention Center. Beijing National Stadium and Beijing International Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Olympic Green Station is 14 minutes by foot and South Gate of Forest Park Station is 23 minutes.

        Beijing Continental Grand Hotel ¥8,833
        Beijing Continental Grand Hotel

        Beijing Continental Grand Hotel

        No.8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Chaoyang, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beijing International Convention Center and Beijing National Stadium. China National Convention Center is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Olympic Sports Center Station is 16 minutes by foot and Huixinxijie Beikou Station is 18 minutes.

          Pangu 7 Star Hotel ¥29,714
          Pangu 7 Star Hotel

          Pangu 7 Star Hotel

          27 Central North 4th Ring Road, Chaoyao District, Beijing, Beijing
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Chaoyang, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Aquatics Center and Beijing International Convention Center. China National Convention Center and Beijing National Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Olympic Sports Center Station is 20 minutes by foot and Beitucheng Station is 22 minutes.

            Marco Polo Parkside Beijing ¥9,901
            Marco Polo Parkside Beijing

            Marco Polo Parkside Beijing

            No. 78 Anli Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Chaoyang, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of China National Convention Center, Beijing National Stadium, and Beijing International Convention Center. Olympic Sports Center and National Aquatics Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Datunlu East Station is 16 minutes by foot and Olympic Green Station is 17 minutes.

              B&B Inn Olympic Village
              B&B Inn Olympic Village

              B&B Inn Olympic Village

              5 MINGZUYUAN ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT,, Beijing, PEK
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Chaoyang, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Aquatics Center, Beijing International Convention Center, and Beijing National Stadium. China National Convention Center and Houhai Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Olympic Sports Center Station is 9 minutes by foot and Beitucheng Station is 13 minutes.

                Home Inn Jianxiang Bridge
                Home Inn Jianxiang Bridge

                Home Inn Jianxiang Bridge

                No. Jia 1, Longxiang Road, Haidian, District, Beijing, Beijing
                   
                  1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Haidian, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Aquatics Center, Beijing International Convention Center, and Beijing National Stadium. China National Convention Center is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Jiandemen Station is 14 minutes by foot and Olympic Sports Center Station is 17 minutes.