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Bird's Nest (National Stadium)

4.6/53,292 Reviews
Stadium

Business Hours

On-season (April - October) 8:30-19:00; off-season: (November - March) 9:00-17:00, site cleared at 17:30

Address

No. 1 National Stadium South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
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About Bird's Nest (National Stadium)

The Bird's Nest is officially called National Stadium. It is located on the northern part of Beijing. In 2008 it hosted the Beijing Olympics. Due to its magnificent architecture and the international competitions that are regularly hosted there, it has become a famous landmark in recent years. The exterior of the Bird's Nest is made up of intersecting steel sections that look like branches forming a huge nest. The unique shape of the stadium is truly stunning. The Olympic cauldron, shaped like a torch and originally mounted on top of the Bird's Nest, has been moved to the Torch Square northeast of the stadium. It is still visible from the outside of the stadium. Nearly 100,000 spectator seats fill the interior of the Bird's Nest. Their bright red color is magnificent.

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  • _WeCh****749590
    5.0

    Awesome place i went on the national day so it was many people walking there but at night it look so preious ! You can also get a snack there many local food around, good place to go with your family and friends

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  • Shan姗
    5.0

    Yes! The bird nest! Wonderful place with dark sky, but still possible to felt the strong athletic wind!

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    Reviewed on 1490456436000
  • 张老师
    5.0

    The National Stadium (Bird's Nest) is located in the south of the central area of Beijing Olympic Park, which is the main stadium of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The project covers a total area of 21 hectares, with about 91,000 audience seats. The Olympic Games were held, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, the final competitions of track and field matches and football matches were held. After the Olympic Games, it has become a large professional place for Beijing citizens to participate in sports activities and enjoy sports entertainment, as well as a landmark sports building and Olympic heritage. The stadium is designed by Jacques & Herzog, Demeron, Ai Weiwei and Li Xinggang, and constructed by Beijing Urban Construction Group. The shape of the stadium is like the "nest" and cradle that breeds life, and it is the hope of human beings for the future. Designers did not do any superfluous treatment to the venue, exposed the structure, and thus naturally formed the appearance of the building. Construction started on December 24, 2003 and completed in March 2008 with a total cost of 2.267 billion yuan. As a national landmark building, the main stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games, the structure characteristics of the National Stadium are very remarkable. The stadium is a super sports building and a large stadium. The main structure design has a service life of 100 years, the fire-resistant grade is one, the seismic fortification intensity is eight, and the underground waterproof grade is one. In April 2014, China's top ten contemporary building evaluation committees initially evaluated 20 buildings from more than 1,000 landmark buildings in China, including four indicators: age, scale, artistry and influence. Eventually, ten contemporary buildings emerged. Beijing Bird's Nest, the National Stadium, is one of the first selected buildings.

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  • 136****8600
    5.0

    Beijing is also a must-go place. In the past, people used to drive to look at the outer ring, but did not enter the venue, so they could feel the grandeur of the building. On the weekend, the weather was good and they planned to walk. So I chose this place. It's best to come after noon. In the afternoon, you can walk through the Olympic Park and see the Bird's Nest, Water Cube. The National Stadium, at night, can see the night scenery, different beauty, time travel is also appropriate. Bus is very convenient, whether from north to South or from south to north. It's all very reasonable.

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    Reviewed on 1479682820000
  • 迷糊羔羊
    5.0

    Take your little buddies to Orson for a turn, pass by the Bird's Nest and take a look at the Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Olympic Sports Park and Olympic Forest Park. They are all trained in clusters. They are all on the Line8 subway, walking about two or three kilometers from the Olympic Sports Park (which has the Bird's Nest Water Cube Tower or something)? There are small pavilions on both sides of the road, but the trees are too few or very sunny. [Ticketing] Both the Olympic Park and Olsen are free, but there's a charge for entering the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube (it seems not cheap), so I don't remember how much we missed the time. I went to the Bird's Nest in 2008. The whole building is very special, but there is also a stadium inside. Bird's Nest, Water Cube, these are landmarks, but in the past eight years, under the devastation of Beijing's weather, they all feel a little grey and old. You can also see huge torches and championship walls and so on. The venue is very large with a handful of uncles who play roller skating. There is also a New Austrian shopping mall. You can buy souvenirs or something. It's worth visiting for visitors to Beijing. Catching up with the fine weather on that day, I think the clouds look better than the bird's nest

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    Reviewed on 1474203811000
  • _WeCh****953162
    5.0

    I just came about 10 days ago at beijing to do PhD studies. i am crazy to visit birds stadium after reviewer's comments because one of my friend also told me its amazing and also send me some pictures and videos.

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    Reviewed on 1567481267000
  • 静静de黎明
    5.0

    The Bird's Nest is the National Stadium. It is located in the south of the central area of Beijing Olympic Park. It is the most famous scenic spot of the Olympic Park. When the Olympic Park stands out on Line 8 of the subway, Line 5 and No. 15 seem to have arrived. The specific record is not clear. The Bird's Nest is the main stadium of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After the Olympic Games, it has become a large professional place for Beijing citizens to participate in sports activities and enjoy sports entertainment, as well as a landmark sports building and Olympic heritage. Next to the west of the Bird's Nest is the Water Cube, which can be browsed with the water cube venue. In fact, just look outside. No need to go in. Inside the venue, all parts of the country are very similar. Security checks are needed before entering the park.

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    Reviewed on 1499954176000
  • 大兵
    5.0

    The Bird's Nest is really shocking. Only by approaching him can we feel his greatness. Only by touching his steel bars can we feel his life. Only by entering the field can we feel his breadth. It can accommodate 90,000 people. It's really big. However, after the end of the Olympic Games, he has lost the excitement, the sense of follow-up operation and maintenance is not good, especially the guide's commentary did not combine the venue with the Olympic Games and the champion, but around the leaders who came, where they sat, and what steps they said the three elevators were going up... Feeling like walking into the temple again! Several ticket offices, not one, scramble to sell, do not know which is cheaper, bought 110 yuan and water cube tickets and VIP upgrade tickets, did not buy any panoramic tickets, the whole visit an hour is enough.

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    Reviewed on 1518007726000
  • 佐川町黄庭坚
    5.0

    The Bird's Nest and the Water Cube are the first places to host the Olympic Games in China and the venue for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in 2022. Many people would like to see them. After my visit, I feel it necessary to talk about it. The Bird's Nest is divided into ordinary tickets (only on the first floor of the venue and audience), VIP tickets (in addition to the golden and brilliant elevator ride by the important leaders to the second floor to see the leaders meeting and chairs of the Olympic Committee Chairman for a short rest), top tickets (you can go to the top of the Bird's Nest with an air corridor overlooking the Bird's Nest), if all three want that ticket price 110, Student tickets are not very favorable. But after I read it, I think Dingmei is still worth seeing. In that case, 80 people. Because I don't think it's meaningful to see the leader sitting in his chair. The following drawings are of your choice. As for the Water Cube, I really want to say that it is now fully commercialized. There are only two swimming pools and a diving platform. The remaining floors are all for sale. Tickets are 30 per person. Still think the water cube looks out of the landscape is good.

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    Reviewed on 1504776855000
  • 81-phantom-pain
    5.0

    The Bird's Nest is mainly to see the magnificence of the Olympic Stadium we built in 2008. The Bird's Nest Water Cube suggests that you go to see it in the evening, because the landscape lights will be turned on at night, and the huge red appearance of the bird's nest can be seen from a long distance, which is very grand. The whole Olympic Sports Center is in a closed state around, and it needs security checks to go in. Only the ferry battery car in the garden can run on the road. The nest stands quietly in a separate area. During the Spring Festival holidays, several colorful lights were installed here, which also made the festival atmosphere stronger. The bird's nest and the water cube are watched together. It can be seen in about half an hour. It's a worthwhile trip. We must go at night.

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    Reviewed on 1486041949000
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