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Beihai Park

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.

Beihai Park 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.

Olympic Green

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.

At the 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 Convention Centre.


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