Spend a Day Cooling Off at Tone of the City’s Amazing Water Parks
Beat the heat with amazing water parks in Beijing to enjoy your share of lazy rivers, exciting raft rides and more thrilling stuff like water luges and twisty-turny slides. Here are seven parks where you can enjoy some fun in the sun.
1. Water World in the Water Cube
China’s largest and most sophisticated water park will make you feel like you’ve entered an underwater dreamland. You’ll get a thrill when you zoom into the deep water tornado, an incredible water slide that spins you into a funnel before dropping you into a refreshing pool.
Water World is located at Olympic Park, Beisihuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District and is opened from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. year round. The entry fee is 200 yuan for adults and 160 yuan for kids. Kids shorter than 1.2 meters are free.
With a retractable roof, glass walls and the capacity for 3,000 people, Hi-Space is an exceedingly popular recreation spot in Beijing. The park also has wave pools, outdoor hot springs and a paddling pool for children.
Hi-Space is located in Zhenggezhuang Village, Beiqijia Zhen, Changping District. It’s opened from 9 a.m.-10 ap.m. year round. Admission prices are168 yuan for adults and 100 yuan for children between 1.2 and 1.4 meters.
3. Happy Magic Water Cube
The largest outdoor water park in Beijing, Happy Magic Water Cube is filled with fun. Don’t miss the Plummet Bodyslide, an open-pipe chute that gives thrill-seekers a near-vertical drop. If you’re not as adventurous, check out the man-made beach and wave pool.
Happy Magic Water Cube is opened from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. from June 16-30 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. from July 1 until August 31. Admission is 200 yuan for adults and 160 yuan for kids shorter than 1.5 meters. The park is located at 11 Xiaotun Road in the Fengtai District.
4. Water World in Qingnianhu Park
One of the city’s older water parks, Water World is famous throughout China for 11 slides, a few of which are six stories tall. Two huge outdoor pools are lit after the sun goes down so swimmers can enjoy a nighttime dip.
Water World is located in Andingmen, Dongcheng District. It is opened from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. between June 1 and September 1. Admission prices are 30 yuan for adults and 20 yuan for children under 1.3 meters.
5. City Seaview at Xiedao Resort
The biggest artificial beach in China, City Seaview provides a tropical setting, complete with coconut trees and a wave pool. It’s a good choice to escape the urban summer heat and enjoy the sea view within reach.
City Seaview is located at 1 Xiedao Lu, Chaoyang District and is opened between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. from May 27 to September 4. Admission is 60 yuan per person with extra charges for bungee jumping, rock climbing or the hot spring massage pool.
6. Tuanjiehu Water Park
As a huge amusement park – about 10,000sqm of water – Tuanjiehu Water Park has many options for anyone looking simply to cool off in the water or for the casual swimmer wanting a bit of exercise. You can relax and enjoy the water or a rousing game of beach volleyball on the man-made sand beach, or do some laps in one of the five lanes.
Tuanjiehu is located at 6 Tuanjiehu Nanlilu, Chaoyang District. It is opened from 6:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily between May 28 and Aug. 31. Entry fees are 40 yuan per person on Monday-Friday and 50 yuan per person on weekends
7. Chaoyang Water Park
Chaoyong Water Park is a delight for the senses. Bumper boats, swimming lanes and remote controlled boats round-out the parks exciting offerings.
The park is located at 1 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District. It is opened from mid-June through the end of August from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. daily. Admission is 120 RMB per person.