|Shunyi District, Beijing
Shunyi Rowing Canoeing Park is a venue for the
Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking and 10 kilometre marathon swimming events
in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Located in the Shunyi District in
Beijing, it has the seating capacity of 27,000 people and over 6
square miles of water. Construction commenced in 2005 and was
completed by mid-2007.
Events in Olympics
The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park will host the Rowing,
Canoe/Kayak Flat-water, Canoe/Kayak Slalom, and Marathon Swimming
events for the 29th Olympics.
How to Reach
Among all Olympic venues in Beijing, the Shunyi Olympic
Rowing-Canoeing Park is located farthest away from the central
Olympic area. For ensuring smooth transportation for athletes and
spectators, Shunyi District has paved a new road-Baima Lu. The new
road has enabled athletes to arrive at the venue within 30 minutes.
Spectators with tickets can board a free shuttle bus from there.
When you exit on to Baima Lu from the Jing-Cheng Expressway, it
would take only 15 minutes to reach the Shunyi Olympic
Rowing-Canoeing Park. If you are in a car, the total journey is only
20 minutes. When the Olympic Games ar on, Baima Lu will be a
dedicated Olympic traffic route. So one should fear any kind of
traffic related problem.
Four parking lots have been constructed in the park's surrounding
areas. Each parking lot could hold over 200 mid-size cars and over
100 small cars. From these parking lots, you could board a shuttle
bus for the park.
When 2008 Olympics culminate, the park will be converted into a
swimming and recreation resort, serving the residents of Beijing and
Prior to Olympics
Even before the Olympics began, the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing
Park hosted the World Junior Rowing Championships, China Open
Canoe/Kayak Slalom and China Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Open, all held in
August, 2007, as part of the "Good Luck Beijing" series of