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Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)
Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)

Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)

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1 National Stadium S Rd, Chaoyang Qu, China, 100101
+86 10 8498 6888
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The Chinese National Stadium was the 2008 Olympic Games’ most striking structure, recognized all over the world. The building’s dynamic form and vast scale create a new icon for China and the city of ... Read more
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Local from Beijing

Simply called as "Birds Nest", If you wanna experience the Stadium this is for you

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Local from Beijing

Cool place, especially at night, but would be better if you could do something other than walk around the park or shop

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San Diego

The centerpiece building of the Olympic complex is definitely worth a look. As you get a close-up look, you will be amazed by the design and the massive amount of steel that was used to get the "bird nest" effect.

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Washington, D.C.

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, all eyes where on the National Stadium. It's elaborate, striking and somewhat divisive architecture caught the world's attention as it played host to some of the most memorable moments of the Olympic Games. Visiting the Bird Nest today is something of a strange experience, it's massive scale seems out of place in the now almost abandoned Olympic Village.

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The national stadium also known as "The Birds Nest" is beautiful and the Olympic park itself around it all light up with beautiful neon colours - a must see for any visitor.

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Los Angeles

It's completely free to walk in, but you do have to pay extra to go outside. For my group, we didn't feel it was necessary to pay extra so we just strolled outside the bird's nest which actually had a lot to see.

There is a currently a "How to Train Your Dragon" musical, so if you're a fan of the movie, you should see it!

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Anaheim

The building is beautiful, but in 2014, the location is virtually dead. Incredible lack of tourists and locals on a Saturday in Beijing. It just wasn't very exciting to be there.

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Klang

Bird Nest National Stadium built in 2008 because of Olympic Game organised by China. The design is unique and only one in the world. Now it is hot spot for tourists from China or other countries. You need at least half day to visit here because it is really big.

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Brisbane
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Architecturally it is a pretty impressive building. It is also a cool contrast to the historical town center to take a walk around the Olympic park and see some of the very modern building made for the Beijing Olympics.

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Santa Clara
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We made a photo stop at the "Bird Nest" and the "Water Cube", the main stadiums of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The exteriors of the architectures were absolutely stunning, modern marvels built in a country already full of ancient wonders of human achievement!

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Shanghai

This is a cool sight and for people who followed the 2008 Olympics it will be fun to see. The structure that gives the stadium it's nickname, is also very impressive to watch. Entry inside is normally not permitted unless there's an event, but the structure looks more impressive from the outside anyway. The park around it is also nice for a stroll.

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Los Angeles

It is a great and unique stadium. Tt has been opened as a great tourist attraction. And also serving as the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. More Photos: www.worldfortravel.com/2013/06/14/beijing-birds-nest-stadium-china/

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London

Very cool to see in person, especially at night. Yet another example of Chinese investment in infrastructure.

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Orange

The stadium, aka the Bird's Nest, is like an enormous piece of glowing red sculpture set against the night sky. Turn the other direction and there's the Water Cube, almost as intriguing, and glowing blue. The giant plaza has a relaxed, carefree air.

Helpful hint: Take the subway. There is a handy station right at the Olympic Sports Complex. Otherwise, you're in for a long taxi ride.

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Piacenza

Designed by the ferociously artistic mind of Ai Wei Wei, the Nest has probably not yet been fully acknowledged by the locals. This is a masterpiece of asymmetry and steel. A blas at night with changing colors.

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Denver

We strolled through this complex after a long day and found it to be very enjoyable to relax and watch the kites floating about. A lot of financial resources were put into the design and build of the birds nest as well as the surrounding Olympic complex and aquatics center. I would do this to get a sense of the national pride but probably would not make it a special trip unless there was an event there.

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Minneapolis

Really interesting. Make sure to check out the bathrooms. Its amazing how they got by with such primitive bathrooms. The water cube is now a water park.

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London

You have to see it to believe how big and imposing this stadium is. I visited there during the 2008 summer Olympic Games and it was an amazing experience. I was so taken by it that I spent more time looking at the building than watching the competition. It wasn't the final anyways.

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San Francisco

Really cool in design, Beijing's Bird Nest National Stadium is a new symbol for Beijing's pride in contraction and architectural creativity. Built for the 2008 Olympics game, the Bird's Nest today is opened to the public for tours, impromptu segway races around the tracks, and large scaled concerts and national celebrations.

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New York City

I saw it just before the Olympics started and wow, what a sight. You can literally see China transforming in front of your eyes.

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