The 'Asian Culture carnival' portrayed an array of cultural performances including song, dance and music at the iconic Bird's Nest stadium last night.
The event was attended by Chinese president Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan as well as state leaders attending the CDAC. Visiting Sri Lankan president - Maithripala Sirisena was among the visiting state leaders.
Sri Lanka also took part in the cultural event which featured regional superstars such as Jackie Chan and South Korean singer Rain.
The following is a short compilation instances of the event.
(Shanika Jayasekara reporting from Beijing)