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.
Also at the Olympic Green are
popular sight-seeing attractions such as the National Stadium (also referred to
as the “Bird’s Nest”), the National Aquatics Centre (known as the “Water
Cube”), the Olympics Tennis Courts and the China National Convention Centre.
15 kilometres from central Beijing, The Summer Palace was declared a world
heritage site by UNESCO in 1998. It is renowned for being one of the world’s
most famous classical gardens.
history, the Summer Palace was frequented by royalties for rest and
Palace’s pavilions, courtyards, towers and bridges are as picturesque today as
they were in the 11th century – a fair justification for the
popularity it enjoys amongst locals and tourists.
or walking around the interesting old hutongs,
visitors can witness the beauty of Beijing’s history, hutong life, customs and architecture.
antique market, teahouses and pubs around Houhai are among the interesting
sights to explore.