Chaoyang Park 朝阳公园

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1 Nongzhan Nan Lu

Downtown Beijing’s biggest and arguably most popular park has got it all: plenty of open green spaces, a boating lake, an amusement park and even a fake beach complete with sun-loungers and an outdoor water park. If you’re here to picnic, you’ll find the best spots to the northeast of the park, away from the crowds, where vast expanses of green overlook the water, and also offer fantastic views to the cityscape beyond its walls. For impromptu picnickers, the west gate of the park is only a five-minute walk away from Jenny Lou’s, Annie’s, Comptoirs de France and more.

Best spot The huge slopes of the amphitheatre-esque patch of grass – possibly Beijing’s largest – in the park’s northeast is a hubbub of picnicking, frisbeeing and general merriment during the summer months.

Venue name: Chaoyang Park 朝阳公园
Opening hours: 6am-9pm daily
Admission: 5RMB; free for kids below 1.2m
English address: 1 Nongzhan Nan Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区农展馆南路1号
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