Top Places to Experience Nightlife in Beijing
Beijing is a large city with stunning night scenery in the urban area. Modern buildings, like skyscrapers in the busy streets, look more fabulous under the colorful lights at night. A collection of characteristic and traditional performances are only shown in the evening.
See Beijing Nightlife.
Beijing Olympic Park – Bird's Nest & Water Cube
If you have seen the Bird's Nest and Water Cube during the daytime, you could be amazed by their grandness. But if you come to visit them when they are colorfully lit up in red and blue respectively at night, you may be overwhelmed by these two magnificent buildings, designed by talented architects.
The Bird's Nest looks fiery under the red lights at night, standing by a little pond on a large square in Beijing Olympic Park. The Water Cube is a mega-size bubble glowing pure blue. Paying a visit there, you can create a lifetime memory of the two great buildings.
With many world-famous attractions located nearby, such as Tian'anmen, the Forbidden City, Xidan Commercial Street, and Wangfujing Shopping Street, Chang’an Street has been called "the most important street in Beijing".
If you are tired after a day of touring Beijing, you can take bus 1 from Dongdan (东单) to Xidan (西单) instead of walking. It is enough to take a bus to appreciate the night scenery along this street.
Note: the Forbidden City is closed at night.
After a day-trip to Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, having a dinner in a Chinese traditional restaurant, and hanging out in Wangfujing Street are quiet wonderful. The shopping malls generally close at 10pm. The nearby attractions, including the Catholic Church, look more exotic and mysterious under the lights at night.
Similar to Wangfujing Shopping Street, Qianmen Street is one of the most popular shopping streets in Beijing, and has kept the ancient buildings' style.
Sanlitun Village turns into a paradise combining shopping and entertainment at night, where the young people gather and hold activities. Many world-famous brands covering casual and sporty clothes, and electronic products can be found in this fashionable village.
Sanlitun Bar Street is a popular place that you shouldn't miss. If you want to stay in a bar, and have a drink chatting with friends, go to Sanlitun Bar Street!
Solana Blue Harbor International Commercial District
It is the first lifestyle shopping center combining shopping, entertainment, catering, and recreation in China. Located in the northwest of Chaoyang Park, Solana International District interprets the European building style well. When it gets dark, this little town dresses in its splendid "gown", lit up by countless blue lights.
The Place is a highlight of Beijing's CBD (central business district) thanks to the biggest LED screen in Asia sweeping over the long corridor. The plazas and restaurants there are high-class, where you can fulfill your high-budget culinary desires.
Surrounded by historical places, ancient hutongs, and courtyards, Shichahai, comprised of three big lakes, is one of the busy places in Beijing at night. Authentic snacks are popular there, as well as the bars. Houhai, one of the lakes of Shichahai, is a popular side-trip destination after touring Nanluogu Lane, which you can find numerous curios.
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