The Park of Chinese Ethnic groups or the Museum of Chinese Ethnic Groups lies at the southern end of the Olympic Park. Covering 50 hectares, the museum has a big show window displaying cultures and heritages of China's 56 different nationalities. The construction of the park began in 1992 and partially open to public since then. The expansion of the park has never ceased and so far more than 40 halls (each hall takes a certain ethnic groups as its theme) have been set up. The construction of the whole park will be finished by the August of 2008; by then it will function as an activities center of the Olympic park.
The park reflects the colorful Chinese culture in many respects: ethnic architectures, totems, life styles, customs, costumes, art forms among many others. Meanwhile, various national festivals including the Water-splashing Festival of Dai nationality, Torch Festival of Yi nationality, Lusheng Festival of Miao nationality and Great Temple Fairs are celebrated in a magnificent manner, and thus bring the tourists into a charming cultural world. All these performances bring a climax for the tourists and make a propaganda for "New Beijing, New Olympic Games" and an illustration of the theme – "human Olympic, scientific Olympic and Green Olympic". The living folk customs, the glorious performances, elegant and harmonious atmosphere, all the above attracted every tourist from all over the world.