Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Last Updated: 28/07/08 10:13pm
The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park is the world's only first-class rowing-canoeing venue that contains both flatwater and slalom courses.
It has a capacity of 37,000 with 1,200 permanent seats and 25,800 temporary seats, plus 10,000 standing room only.
Built for the Games, it was opened in July 2007 after more than two years' construction and hosted the World Rowing Junior Championships.
It occupies the largest surface area of the Beijing Games venues and is surrounded by pleasant forestry, providing a natural 'oxygen bar'.
The venue will be converted after the Olympics into an attractive, world class resort for swimming and recreation.