Explore Beijing

Explore the perfect one-stop destination

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.

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.

Summer Palace

Located 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.

In its history, the Summer Palace was frequented by royalties for rest and entertainment purposes.

The 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.

The Hutongs

Cycling or walking around the interesting old hutongs, visitors can witness the beauty of Beijing’s history, hutong life, customs and architecture.

An antique market, teahouses and pubs around Houhai are among the interesting sights to explore.


Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 2ºC -8ºC
Feb 5ºC -5ºC
Mar 12ºC 1ºC
Apr 20ºC 9ºC
May 26ºC 14ºC
Jun 30ºC 20ºC
Jul 31ºC 22ºC
Aug 30ºC 21ºC
Sep 26ºC 16ºC
Oct 19ºC 8ºC
Nov 10ºC 0ºC
Dec 4ºC -5ºC