Explore the Haidian District in Beijing
Ideally located in Zhongguancun Silicon Valley and just a two-minute walk from the subway, Park Plaza Beijing Science Park provides easy access to the area’s best things to do. Here for work? Business travellers appreciate proximity to the Beijing Central Business District, the China National Convention Center (CNCC) and tech companies like Microsoft. If you’re here on holiday, stroll through nearby Olympic Green, meet the animals at the Beijing Zoo, or paddle a boat on the serene Shichahai Lakes. Take a day trip to famous destinations like the Ming Tombs and The Great Wall, or stop by three nearby universities. When you’re ready to head home, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
is less than 40 minutes away.Family fun:
- Beijing Aquarium (5 km)
One of the world’s largest indoor aquariums, this facility provides a home for dolphins, whales and many varieties of fish.
Tel: +86 10 6217 6655
- Beijing Zoo (6.3 km)
Home to more than 7,000 animals from more than 600 species, the Beijing Zoo gives visitors up-close views of Manchurian tigers, elephants, giraffes and the ever-popular giant pandas.
Tel: +86 10 6839 0274
- Shichahai Lakes (7 km)
Rent a rowboat for exceptional views of Beijing’s most famous lakes, located just west of the Forbidden City. Keep an eye out for landmarks like the Buddhist stupa built by Kublai Khan in 1271.
- Olympic Green (10.3 km)
Visit Olympic Green to see the most prominent sites of the 2008 Summer Olympics and future site of 2022 Winter Olympics action. Don’t miss impressive venues like the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube, officially named the Beijing National Stadium and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, respectively.
- Forbidden City (11.4 km)
Now home to the Palace Museum, this iconic complex was the site of the Chinese imperial palace for nearly 500 years. The Forbidden City is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its staggering collection of preserved ancient wooden structures.
- Ming Tombs (37.5 km)
Spanning 40 square kilometres, the Ming Tombs provide a final resting place for thirteen emperors. Spend an afternoon admiring the tombs’ richly decorated stone carvings.
- The Great Wall (61.6 km)
One of the world’s most famous attractions, The Great Wall stretches across more than 20,000 kilometres. Head to nearby Badaling to access the most visited and best-preserved section of the wall.
- Beihang University (walking distance)
With more than 80,000 graduates since 1952, Beihang University is known for its success in preparing students for professional careers. The university is listed in China's Action Plan for the Revitalization of Education in the 21st Century.
Tel: +86 10 8231 7658
- China Academy of Sciences (3 km)
A think tank, academic governing body and collection of research institutes, China’s national academy of natural sciences is responsible for much of China’s academic and technological success.
Tel: +86 10 6255 4001
- Tsinghua University (3.9 km)
One of China's most renowned universities, Tsinghua is especially known for conducting and promoting cutting-edge scientific research.
Tel: +86 10 6278 5001
- Peking University (4.6 km)
Explore the beautiful campus of Peking University, which offers a wide variety of high-quality educational programs.
Tel: +86 10 6275 1201
Other points of interest:
- China National Convention Center (6.5 km)
Part of the Olympic Green complex, the massive CNCC covers 270,000 square metres and hosts some of the country’s biggest events.
Tel: +86 10 6499 1899
- Panjiayuan Antique Market (21.4 km)
A must-visit for antiques aficionados, this market features the collected treasures of more than 3,000 dealers. Head to the market on the weekends for the best deals on vintage photos, Qing-style furniture, porcelain vases and much more.
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