Xin Ao Shopping Center
If you are in the area of the Beijing Olympic village you may want to visit the Xin Ao Shopping Center. The area is a good place to go walking and get some city sightseeing exercise. The shopping mall is actually sort of hidden under an artificial lake. The address is No.9 Hujing East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
The shopping mall also includes some very good restaurants. I ate in the Yunan Food restaurant (Yun Nan Cai) — worth the visit.
How do you get to the mall? You can take the number 8 metro – the metro station exits right in the shopping mall – very convenient. Parking is available on the near by surface streets.
In the evening while walking around I took some photos and then took some from my hotel room – I stayed at the near by Intercontinental BeiChen hotel.
The area outside of the mall is very lively in the evening – you can encounter people dancing, singing…all sort of group activities. Great people watching overall….