China’s modernisation efforts are unfolding at breakneck speed, and there is no better place to witness that than Chaoyang District. Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing plunges you right in the heart of the capital's business hub, teeming with offices, shopping malls and supermarkets like Wal-Mart and Tesco.
Your residence is a 10-minute drive from the central business district. Just a 15-minute walk takes you to Shilihe Station, which will connect you to the many attractions in China’s capital.
Take a day trip to visit Happy Valley Beijing, an amusement park with more than 40 rides. There are a total of six theme parks here to explore to your heart’s content.
Head to Longtan Park, known also as the Dragon Pool Park. Tourists have yet to fully discover this area, so the park offers fun without the fuss of a crowd. Row a dragon boat around the lake to take in the tranquil surroundings.
Next, for a taste of local charisma, head to Panjiayuan Flea Market where an array of antiques and other trinkets await. Go early on the weekends to find the best buys.
After all the sightseeing and bargaining, catch a break. Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing has all the facilities to do just that under one roof. Reward yourself with a spa treatment while the kids let loose at the children’s playground, or socialise with fellow guests at the residents’ lounge.