Beijing Olympic ParkFree: All time

When the Olympic Games took place in Beijing in 2008, the city put on the most remarkable Olympic-display to date. The 4-billion event left a legacy of impressive architecture. The Olympic Park has now been re-purposed for public use with many surviving structures including the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube and the Olympic Forest Park. While most of these structures charge entry fees, walking about the common area of the Olympic Park is free. The ground is popular for locals to pay a pilgrimage or simply to fly kites. Best time to visit the park is during twilight hours when you can see the structures light up to their glories. It makes a good photo-op.

Address: North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: Subway Line 8 to Olympic Sports Center Station, Exit B1 or B2
Phone: +86 010-96105

Photo credit: Marko Kudjerski