Chaoyang Park

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Chaoyang Park
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Chaoyang Park
Type public park
Location Chaoyang District, Beijing
Coordinates 39°56′04.46″N 116°28′34.62″E / 39.9345722°N 116.4762833°E / 39.9345722; 116.4762833Coordinates: 39°56′04.46″N 116°28′34.62″E / 39.9345722°N 116.4762833°E / 39.9345722; 116.4762833
Area 288.7 hectares
Created 1984
Open All year

Chaoyang Park (Chinese: 公园; pinyin: Cháoyáng Gōngyuán) is a park located on the site of the former Prince's Palace in Beijing's Chaoyang District.

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The park's construction began in 1984 and it became Beijing's largest park.[citation needed] It is approximately 2.8 km in length and approximately 1.5 km in width. It has a total area of 288.7 hectares, and a water surface area of 68.2 hectares. The majority of land in the park is used as green space.

It features flower gardens, fairground with rides, including a roller coaster, landscaped areas and several large swimming pools. Bicycles and boats may also be hired at various locations in the park.

The Beijing Great Wheel, a 208 m (682 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel, was to have been constructed at Chaoyang Park, but went into receivership in 2010.[1]

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Since 2005, the Beijing Pop Festival, featuring Chinese and international musical acts, has been held at Chaoyang Park each September.

A temporary beach volleyball stadium was constructed at Chaoyang Park to host the beach volleyball events of the 2008 Summer Olympics, using sand shipped in from Hainan island.

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