Anli Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
: North of Tiananmen
: 19.3 km away from the city center Tiananmen
South Gate: Subway Line 8 at Senlingongyuan Nanmen Station
West Gate: Bus No.510, 81 at Aolin Chuntian Xiaoqu Station
East Gate: Bus No.Kuai3 at Yangshanqiao South Station
Olympic Park consists of the Olympic Stadiums and Olympic Forest Park. Here visitors can feel the atmosphere of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Olympic Forest Park is free. It is well equipped. People usually come here for walk.
National Stadium (Open Air) (Bird's Nest)
National Swimming Centner (Water Cube)
Convention and Exhibition Center
There are 14 competition venues and 15 competition items can be held here. 4 of the competition venues are indoor.
The Olympic Village covers about 80 hectares. The construction area is 470,000 square meters. It can hold 16,000 athletes, coaches and their entourages to live there. The Olympic Village consists of living area and the international area. It is beautiful, comfortable, quiet and safe.
Xinhua Village covers about 30 hectares while the construction area is 400,000 square meters.
Archery Range in the Olympic Forest Park
The archery range in Olympic Forest Park is the only one with three sides of the stands in the world. Different with those square or round sites, the front of its north side is opened like rays while the back side turns narrow. That forms the V shape stands, which ensures the safety of the audiences and the attention of the athletes. The stands in the archery range are the steepest ones in the outdoor stadiums. The highest point of the stands is 1.4 meters where audience can see the whole process how the arrow left the bowstring and shot the target in a vertical sight.
Tennis Center in the Olympic Forest Park
The whole item of the Tennis Center covers about 16.68 hectares. The construction area is 26,514 square meters. There are 10 competition venues. As the finals venue, the central venue can hold 10,000 people. No.1 competition venue can hold 4,000 people and No.2 competition can hold 2,000 people.
Main Sceneries of the Olympic Park
1. National Stadium (Bird's Nest)
2. National Swimming Center (Water Cube)
3. Sunk Garden
4. Olympic Forest Park
5. Beiding Niangniang Temple
6. China Science and Technology Museum
Sceneries in Olympic Forest Park
Tianjing is designed as the most suitable place to view the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. It is located on Yangshan Summit. On Tianjing, there is a 5.7 meters high, 63 tons landscape stone which was transported from Tai Mountain. Surround the main mountain of the Forest Park, there are 29 Chinese Pines which means the 29th Olympic Games. The two platforms Zhaohua and Xishi are on the east and west side of Tianjing. Standing on the platforms, you can have a bird's view of the main lake in the Forest Park and landscapes of the central Olympic Park.
2. Artificial Wetland
The most attractive landscape should be the artificial wetland in the park. Guided by the large areas of reeds, cattails, ball spike Sedge, Iris and canna, you fan find the the wetland. Walking on the wetland along the bridge for about 500 meters, you can get to the underwater sank gallery.
3. 80 meters high Aohai Musical Fountain
4. Forest Art Center built in the Virgin Forest
5. Open Air Square
6. Forest Theatre
On the southeast side of the Forest Theatre, there is a little square of about 4,000 square meters. There are stone audience seats with tall trees and flowers around.
7. Art Center
Olympic Forest Park is a Eco forest. It is the green lung of the Capital Beijing. Those plant species and biomes suitable for natural climatic conditions in northern area form the local biomes in Beijing. They create and provide a habitat for lots of creatures especially the birds to maintain the ecological balance of nature and improve urban ecological carrying capacity.
This Eco Forest slows the effect of urban heat island. It helps to filter and clean the air of the city.
Olympic Forest Park
06:00 - 20:00 in high season
07:00 - 19:00 in low season
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Views from Travelers
The environment there is super good. The park is large. There are lots of plants. It's a good place to quiet your heart. It is also convenient to get there. You can take bus or subway.
Olympic forest park is very big and free. It has beautiful landscapes. There is also a big lake. The air is fresh. It is suitable to take children there. Choose a sunny day and bring the tent there. Children play freely like what they do in the spring tour. What a wonderful thing!
I went to the Forest Park in the weekend to do yoga with my friends. It's a nice place. This is the first time I went there. It is a little crowd during weekend.
The environment there is quite good. People who always live in the crowd cities should go there and enjoy the fresh air in the park. It is an amazing place to relax. It is also a wonderful place to take babies there.
This is the place where we usually spend the weekends. I like breathing the fresh air in the forest park. The large open lawn makes me feel perfect. It is a good place for morning exercises and love talks.
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