1. Bird’s Nest
Bird’s Nest is the main Olympic stadium as one of the modern landmarks of the Beijing 2008 summer Olympic Games. Capacity of the Bird’s Nest is over 91,000. It looks like a bird's nest woven with branches. The original external form of the National Stadium as a bird’s nest is unique and artistic providing a very strong visual impact and full embodies the beauty of the harmony between the nature and architecture.
2. Water Cube
Beijing Water Cube also called Beijing Aquatics Stadium is one of the new landmarks after Beijing 2008 Olympic. In Beijing 2008 Olympic, swimming and synchronized swimming are hosted in Beijing Water Cube. Because of the shape of the building looks like a large water cube or soap bubble with the light blue color, so it gets its name Water Cube. Water Cube was built as one building which has a unique and antique architecture style in Beijing. The best time to enjoy the Water Cube is night, it is very beautiful with blue color, seems like the water really.
3. New CCTV Tower
The CCTV Headquarters Building is a high-rise in the Central Business District (CBD). The two huge inverted L-shaped towers attract people's eyes miles away. There will be 10,000 staffs who work in this new tower. The form of the building is regarded as a structural challenge.
4. Capital Museum
As the second largest museum in Beijing, China, the collection in Beijing Capital Museum today contains over 200,000 cultural relics, however, only a small fraction of it are exhibited. The massive roof of present Capital Museum and the gradient at the entrance square was influenced by the design from ancient Chinese architecture.
5. National Indoor Stadium
The National Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. Due to its design resembling a traditional Chinese folding fan, it is also called the Fan. With a capacity of 18,000 people, the National Indoor stadium was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
6. National Library
The National Library in Beijing is the largest library in Asia, and one of the largest in the world with a grand collection of books. It holds the largest and among the richest worldwide collections of Chinese literature and historical documents. The National Library provides services for the central government, priority readers in research, educational and production institutions, and the public.
National Center for Performing Arts is located in the heart of Beijing, next to the Tiananmen Square. Egg-shaped futuristic National Center for the Performing Arts of China was officially opened Saturday evening. The National Center for Performing Arts has been one of the most talked-about architectural projects for years.
8. National Museum
The museum was established in 2003 by the merging of the two separate museums. The museum, covering Chinese history from the Yuanmou Man of 1.7 million years ago to the end of the Qing Dynasty, has a permanent collection of 1,050,000 items, with many precious and rare artifacts not to be found in museums anywhere else in China or the rest of the world.
The current Beijing South Railway Station is a new and massive railway station on the south side of Beijing. Beijing South Railway Station joins the Beijing Railway Station and the Beijing West Railway Station as the third major passenger rail hub in the Chinese capital. It will serve as the terminus for high-speed trains to the city.
10. Beijing Int'l Airport Terminal 3
Beijing Int'l Airport Terminal 3 is intended to be one of the most modern and passenger friendly super-hub facilities in the world, with clear and intuitive layouts, minimal changes of level, and fast transfer times. Far grander in size and scale than the existing terminals, Beijing Int'l Airport Terminal 3 will also be one of the world's more environmentally sustainable airport buildings, and has been designed to accommodate cold winters, hot summers, short autumn and spring seasons in Beijing.