Communes Under the Great Wall
The Commune by the Great Wall is a private collection of modern architecture designed by 12 Asian architects. It was exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia in 2002 winning a special prize. Ms Zhang Xin, the mastermind and investor for the project, was recognized for her “bold personal initiative which emphasizes the role of 12 Asian architects in building privately-owned houses in a definitively contemporary manner.” The Centre Pompidou, Paris now houses the exhibited model, made of wood and cardboard, as its first permanent collection from China.
Beijing Amusement Park
The Beijing Amusement Park in Chaoyang District is a large facility with such facilities as a rollercoaster, pirate boats and sightseeing trains.
Beijing Botanical Garden
No botanical garden in north China matches the one in the national capital in terms of size and variety. Sprawling at the foot of the Fragrance Hill in the northwestern suburb of Beijing, the Beijing Botanical Garden is home to 4,500 kinds of plants that are on display in nearly 20 exhibition zones, including a Peony Garden and a Lilac Garden.
Mandarin Chinese Beijing, China
This is another large, modern aquarium in Beijing, which is in the possession of 6,000 tropical sea fishes in nearly 100 breeds and Asia's longest underwater tunnel stretching 120 meters.
Equipped with high-tech recreational facilities, the 405-metre-high CCTV Tower in Haidian District enables visitors to feast their eyes on an all-encapsulating view of Beijing. Beneath the tower is Beijing's second aquarium, the Pacific Undersea World Exhibition.
Chinese Ethnic Culture Park
The varied lifestyles of China's 56 ethnic peoples are captured in the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park near the Olympic Sports Centre in Haidian District. Life size replicas of villages representing ethnic groups such as the Tibetan, Dong, Miao, Korean and Dai have been built in this park. Everyday, there are song and dance performances, including production scenes of life in the past relived.
Minghuang Waxwork Museum
The Minghuang Waxwork Museum in Changping County is designed to capture life behind the vermilion walls of the Ming imperial palace by combining waxwork art with modern audiovisual, acoustic and lighting techniques.
Old Beijing Miniature Landscapes
The city wall, shops, hutongs, teahouses and other scenes associated with life in 15th-century Beijing are recaptured in a collection of miniature structures in this theme park in Changping County, Beijing.
This colossal theme park in Fengtai District is an assemblage of the scaled-down replicas of 106 renowned scenes and sights from 30 countries around the world.