Technical Tours

Oct. 14, 2017, Saturday, One-Day Field tour, lunch-bag included 

Route 1: Historic Protection- Forbidden City (excluding the entry ticket of 90 CNY)

Route 2: New Development-Olympic Center (excluding the entry to the venues)

Route 3: Village Development & Urban Renovation-798 + Caochangdi

Route 1

Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. In 1961, the State Council designated the former imperial residence as one of China's foremost-protected cultural heritage sites, and in 1987 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Route 2

The Olympic Center is the main venues for Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, located on the north part of Beijing Central Axis. The Olympic Green, National Stadium and National Aquatics Center are three architectures constructed for the Olympic. The National Stadium is the centerpiece of this project. 

The National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, which could at the time hold 91,000 spectators and was the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. The National Aquatic Center, known as the Water Cube, has a total floor space of 50,000 square meters with a seating capacity of 17,000. The center was used for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water-polo games during the Olympic Games 2008. After the games, the center has turned into a large water recreational center open to the public.

 

Route 3

798 Art District is located in the Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing, covering an area of 600,000 square meters. It is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics. Bringing together contemporary art, architecture, and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle, 798 Art District has evolved into a cultural concept, of interest to experts and normal folk alike, influential on concepts of both urban culture and living space. More than 300 artists live or have their studio in this district, including the most famous ones from all over the world.

 Caochangdi is an urban village and renowned arts district located in the Chaoyang District of northeast Beijing at the intersection of the 5th Ring Road and Airport Expressway, covering an area of 200,000 square meters. Translated as "grasslands" in Mandarin, Caochangdi is home to a diverse group of residents, including migrant workers, farmers, students and artists. Caochangdi developed into a thriving arts and cultural hub when artists began to move into the area around 2000, attracting international attention similar to the nearby 798 Art District.

Accommodation

Location of nearby hotels

Wenjin Hotel

Address: Tsinghua Technology Park, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel:86-10-62525566

Price(For reference only):CNY900

 


Tsinghua Unisplendour International Center

Address: No.10, East Zhongguancun Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel:86-10-62791888

Price(For reference only):CNY660

 


Holiday Inn Beijing Haidian

Address:No.89,Shuangqing Road,  Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel:86-10-82398888

Price(For reference only):CNY700

 


Xijiao Hotel Beijing

Address: No.18 Wang Zhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel: +86-400-636-6636

Price(For reference only):CNY500

 

 


Home Inn (Beijing Qinghua University East Stores)

Address:No.16, Shuangqing road,  Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel:86-10-82411980

Price(For reference only):CNY280

 


Home Inn (Wudaokou Store)

Address: No.1 Zhanchunyuan West Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel: +86-10- 5692-7000

 

 Price(For reference only):CNY320


Hejia Inn Beijing

Address: Building. 22 Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel: +86-10-8262-9195 

Price(For reference only):CNY300

 


7Days Inn Xueyuanlu Second

Address: No. 6 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel: +86-10- 5270-7077 

Price(For reference only):CNY250

 


Peking Uni Youth Hostel

Address: No.150 Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084

Tel: +86-10- 6254-9667 

Price(For reference only):CNY280