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Top 8 Water Parks in Beijing

Beijing's summer heat may take some getting used to. If you love to swim, or are travelling with children, a day or half a day at a water park may be just what you need to survive the heat. These are Beijing's eight best water parks.

1. Water World in the Water Cube (水立方嬉水乐园)

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Water World is located in the Water Cube, China's National Aquatics Center, as used during the Olympic Games of 2008. It is allegedly outfitted with the most advanced water recreational facilities in the world, but most certainly the most advanced in China. The water park covers 12,000 square meters, and you can easily fill the better part of a day here on the many different attractions including multiple speedy slides — fun for all ages!

The water park is very busy during national holidays and summer weekends, so it is best to visit this water park during the week. Bring your own swimsuit and towel, but locker facilities are provided for all visitors. Perfectly combined with a visit to Beijing's other Olympic attractions, including the National Stadium (Bird's Nest).

  • Location: Olympic Park, Beichen Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
  • Open: 10am–9pm all year round
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 8 to Olympic Sports Center, exit B2.

2. Happy Magic Water Cube (欢乐水魔方)

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Happy Magic Water Cube is not the same as the Water Cube, and is located on a different side of Beijing in Fengtai District — don't get the two confused! It occupies 33 hectares, and claims to be the biggest water park in the world, able to host 30,000 people at a time. There are over 50 slides and 18 different types of attractions, many with a strong Oriental influence making for a very interesting water park experience.

  • Location: 11 Xiaotun Lu, Fengtai District
  • Open: 10am-6pm from May 17 to September
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 1 to Yuquanlu Station and come out from Exit D1 or A2. Walk to the south to take bus 473 or 507 and get off at Meishikou Station.

3. Hi Space (水空间)

Hi Space is an indoor water park with a retractable roof and glass walls. The roof opens up if the weather is good. There are a bunch of different swimming pools, some with wave machines, drifting canals, beaches, and special areas for younger visitors to enjoy. The park has a special lift stage in the water where people have been known to have their wedding ceremony (if you are looking for a highly original wedding setting...) or where fashion shows sometimes take place.

  • Location: Zhenggezhuang Village, Beiqijia Zhen, Changping District
  • Open: 9am–10pm all year
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 5 to Tiantongyuan South Station, exit A and take BRT Line 3 to Wendushuicheng Station.

4. Tuanjiehu Water Park (团结湖海滨乐园)

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Tuanjiehu Water Park is a popular choice during summer — it has a large and popular wave pool, the water is clean, and there are a few different slides for everyone to enjoy. It also boasts Beijing's first artificial beach. The artificial beach is great for those interested in beach volleyball, and gets crowded during national holidays. There are free locker facilities for all visitors.

  • Location: 16 Tuanjiehu Nanlilu, Chaoyang District
  • Open: 10:30am–7:30pm between July 4 and August 31.
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 10  to Hujialou Station and come out from Exit B.

5. City Seaview at Xiedao Resort (蟹岛城市海景水上乐园)

City Seaview at Xiedao Resort is the largest man-made seaside resort at 60,000 square meters, and is really more than a water park. It is more like a beach. The resort has a tropical beach setting, complete with waves, sand, coconut trees and umbrellas. The beach is a hub of activity; people surf, sunbathe, play volleyball, or relax and enjoy their surroundings.

The park has a fishpond where children (and adults) can catch fish, there is a self-service barbecue area, and a bar. You can even rent a cabin at the park if you'd like to spend a little bit more time here to escape Beijing's summer heat and city but do not have time to go all the way to China's coast.

  • Location: 1 Xiedao Lu, Chaoyang District
  • Open: 9am–8pm between May 30 and August 31
  • How to get there: Take bus 359, get off at Hepingnongchang East Station and walk about 15 minutes.

6. Water World at Qingnianhu Park (青年湖水上乐园)

Water World at Qingnianhu Park is a 1.5 hectare outdoor paradise. It features slides in different shapes and at different heights, including special slides for children and other entertainment for them. The pools are open late and lit throughout the evenings. Although smaller than the other parks it is generally less busy, and is cheaper; perfect if you want to spend a few hours cooling down in Beijing's summer, but don't want to spend all day at the park.

  • Location: Andingmen, Dongcheng District
  • Open: 9am–9pm between June 1 and September 1
  • How to get there: Take Line 2 on the subway to Andingmen Station, come out from Exit A and transfer bus 27 to Dixingju Station.

7. Sun Park Beach Theme Park (朝阳沙滩主题乐园)

Sun Park Beach Theme Park is located in the Sun Park (Chaoyang Park), which is the largest city park within the 4th Ring Road in Beijing. Sun Park Beach Theme Park covers an area of 25,000 square meters, including 15,000 square meters of sand. It used to be the venue for beach volleyball at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. There are two beach volleyball courts and one beach football court. To the west of the sand area, there is a 5,000-square-meter outdoor swimming pool with a recreational pool for kids.

  • Location: 1 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District
  • Open: 6am–9pm
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 14 to Zaoying Station, leave via exit D, and walk for about 16 minutes.

8. Morui Water World (魔锐水世界)

Covering an area of 35,000 square meters, it is an indoor water recreational park with rich amusement facilities. It claims to host the coolest water-screen film in Beijing and to have the highest indoor waterslides in China. Besides fun water activities, you can also enjoy massages and spa treatments to relieve your fatigue.

  • Location: Dongwei Road, Chaoyang District
  • Open: 9am–10:30pm
  • How to get there: Take Metro Line 10 to Sanyuanqiao Station, leave via exit C3, and transfer to bus 641 to reach Xiaodian Lukou Station.
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Our Beijing Tours Can Include Water Parks!

If you want to visit any of the above water parks, let us know and we can work it into your itinerary, around anything else you're excited to visit. A water park is the perfect way to cool down, especially during Beijing's hot summer months.