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Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace

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Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Follow in the footsteps of emperors as you walk the ancient passages of the Forbidden City. Surrounded by traditional Chinese architecture and artifacts spanning 5,000 years, you can start to imagine the grandeur of the Ming and Qing imperial courts. Not to be missed in the same vicinity is the Hutong and Qian Men Avenue.

What's New

As one of the "Official Hotel of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022", Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace has successfully completed the reception and service work and re-open on March 2022.


Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace provides shuttle bus service to the Wangjing and Yansha business district every morning on workday. Concierge can help you plan your day, leaving you more time to prepare for meetings.

Must Do

You can find the best of modern Beijing among the boutiques, restaurants and spas at pedestrian-friendly Sanlitun Village and Solana, a 15-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace. People-watch at a sunny outdoor terrace as you sip frosty beers.

Don't Go Home Without

Visiting 798 Art Zone, home of China's contemporary art scene. As you check out installations in vast former industrial spaces, you could easily mistake your surroundings for the studios of New York's SoHo, if not for the Maoist slogans on the walls. This is also one of the best venues for bars and restaurants from spring to fall.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Bird's Nest

Olympic Green Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing,

The National Stadium, as the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is dubbed the "bird's nest" because of its innovative grid formation. The twig-like structural elements and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project, yet they pose great challenges for technicians and workers to make the building stand on its own feet. The stadium can seat as many as 91,000 spectators during the Olympics. It is located right next to the Beijing National Aquatics Center.

Yonghe Lama Temple

No 12, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing,

The spectacular Lama Temple was originally the home of Qing dynasty Prince Yong before he became the Emperor Yongzheng, which is why you'll see the golden roof tiles of an imperial residence. After his elevation in 1723 he kept with tradition by making a portion of the grounds into a lamasery for Tibetan monks, and another part became the headquarters for his terror posse and secret intelligence agency. The temple is invariably filled with equal parts monks, worshippers and tourists.

798 Art District

No 4, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,

A converted electronics factory built by the East Germans, 798 Art District is Beijing’s leading concentration of contemporary art galleries. The voluminous factory workshops are ideally suited to art galleries that require space for multimedia installations and other ambitious projects. You could easily spend a day visiting the complex and its cafes and restaurants, making 798’s noncentral inaccessibility less of an inconvenience and more of an opportunity for an outing.