Beihai Park is an
important relic of the grandeur of ancient Chinese architecture and landscaping.
Although it originated during the Liao Dynasty (916 – 1123), the designs of the
grounds evolved during the later eras.
consists of several attractions surrounding a great lake. These attractions
make ingenious use of water, hilly terrain, natural landscaping and sculptures
to impart a sense of tranquillity.
Located in the northern end of the
city’s central axis, the Beijing Olympic Green was the primary venue for the
2008 Beijing Olympics. It occupies a total land area of 1,135 hectares.
Natural attractions at the Olympic
Green include a forest park and lakes.
Olympic Green are also popular sight-seeing attractions such as the National
Stadium (also referred to as the “Bird’s Nest”), the National Aquatics Centre
(known as the “Watercube”), the Olympics Tennis Courts and the China National