It is the West Lake Park next to the capital airport. Go to Beijing West Lake Park to watch aircraft take off and land. The park observation platform next to Terminal T3, which is about 200 meters away from the runway should be the best place to observe aircraft taking off and landing in Beijing. You can see various types of aircraft flying in front of you in minutes. You can't miss it.
West Lake Park, a free park near the airport living area, is close to the runway of Terminal T3. It is the closest place to the plane in flight. It is the best place to watch the plane closely.
The park is dominated by a large area of lawn, and trees are planted around it. There is a man-made lake in the park and an observation platform higher than the surrounding terrain. The West Lake Park is well afforested and has a large lawn area. There are often family outings, baby walkers and dog walkers. Many people come here for a picnic with mats.
It is not allowed to set up tents in the park. There are managers who make regular inspections and dissuade them when they find out. Because it belongs to the forbidden area, kites and drones are forbidden in the park.
The park has no parking lot, no WC. Navigate Cathay Pacific Life Plaza Airport store and you can get there. Private cars can park in the parking lot (charge). The parking space is tight. You can also park in the several parking lots nearby.
Entering from the southwest gate, not far from the left is a viewing platform –Bagua platform. On the table, there are eight diagrams made of marble. It is a good place to watch the airport area and its take-off and landing.
It's just next to a channel. Seeing large aircraft flying overhead is still very shocking. Basically, there are planes taking off and landing in minutes. Many tourists take pictures with professional equipment, watch with children, watch when listening to the command through the radio, enjoy the coming and going airplanes, or guess the model of aircraft through sound and remote observation.
Recently, because of the epidemic situation, flights have been sharply reduced, so the chance to see the plane is not as much as before. But if you want to be in the same frame as the plane, it's OK.
Why is it called West Lake Park? I guess it should be in the west of the airport! Lawn greening is very good. It is very quiet, not a lot of people. There is often someone with children and pets to play here. It's spring. It's a good time to have a picnic. The area of lawn in the park is very large, and the grass is green now. The lawn is soft and clean. It's OK to lie on the lawn directly. You can have a picnic in the park. You can prepare a picnic mat, a sun visor, sunglasses, a good-looking lunch box, glasses, tableware, food and water for the picnic. You can also bring flowers to take pictures in the park. When you have a picnic, you should bring a garbage bag. It is especially recommended to bring a box to hold the garbage, because the garbage bag is easy to be blown away by the wind! We must take good care of the environment. In the most beautiful days, it’s enjoyable to enjoy the flowers and watching the landing of large planes. The park will gradually be known to all because it is located next to Terminal T3 of the capital airport, where you can enjoy the landing of the airport.
The scenery is very beautiful! And the traffic is very convenient, there are also food around! It's a great place to relax!
Address: West Terminal T3, Capital Airport, Shunyi District, Beijing
Self-driving route: direct navigation of West Lake Park is OK
Parking: the parking lot of Cathay Pacific Life Plaza (airport store) opposite the park