Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park

Nanjing’s Youth Olympic District is an impressive zone of sports facilities, landscaped parks, modern art, luxury hotels, stupendous architecture and a stunning footbridge overlooking the Yangtze River.

Somerset Hotel Olympic Flag Square Nanjing China
Nanjing’s Somerset Hotel, overlooking The Olympic Flag Square.

Best of all, you’ll hardly hear a word about it in any of the city guides and indeed a morning or afternoon here serves as an excellent respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Had I not based myself right in the heart of the district at the thoroughly decent Expo Centre Hotel, I may have missed the area altogether. For the full lowdown, have a leaf through my articles on:

Nanjing Olympic Museum

The Nanjing Eye

Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park

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