Olympic Forest Park

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Olympic Forest Park
View of the top of the mountain (3706213530).jpg
The Olympic Forest Park is located close to the National Stadium (Bird's nest) in the north of the city center of Beijing
Olympic Forest Park is located in central Beijing
Olympic Forest Park
Olympic Forest Park
Olympic Forest Park is located in China
Olympic Forest Park
Olympic Forest Park
TypeUrban park, Forest park
LocationBeijing, China
Coordinates40°01′03.73″N 116°23′09.81″E / 40.0177028°N 116.3860583°E / 40.0177028; 116.3860583Coordinates: 40°01′03.73″N 116°23′09.81″E / 40.0177028°N 116.3860583°E / 40.0177028; 116.3860583
Area680 hectares
Created2008
StatusOpen all year
Olympic Forest Park and Beijing Olympic Tower in summer

The Olympic Forest Park is a large, man-made nature park situated at the north end of the Olympic Green in Beijing. Built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the park has two parts: the southern part is oval in shape and features Aohai lake in the center, and the northern side has a mountain that gives an excellent view of this part of the city. The northern part is outside of the 5th Ring Road. The park was designed by Hu Jie.[1]

The park features many walking paths and a jogging path. Several small islands in the lake are linked by bridges. The south-east end of the lake has a handful of carnival rides for children.

The South Gate of Forest Park Station of the Beijing Subway is located at the south entrance to the park.

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