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Olympic Park

North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
010-96105
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Ranked #73 of 1,244 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: Olympic Park was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympic Games. Home to the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube in addition to other venues... more »
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Ballarat, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

When our guide said we had an hour to walk around, I thought we'd be back to the bus fairly quickly. But I was surprised how pleasant the walk was. The closer we got to the 'Birds Nest' the more you could see what a feature it was, and even the lights along the paths were miniature bird's nests! The... More

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Beijing, China
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10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

When I got to the Olympic Park, I thought that it looked abandoned. I saw the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and I thought that it was spectacular. Now that I’ve seen it without all the paparazzi and confetti and music, it looks like a shell, a shadow of its former self. It was like a model without makeup. It could... More

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Finksburg, Maryland
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44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This venue became instantly famous with the 2008 summer Olympics. The design is very unique but also distinctive. Once you see you'll immediate recognize it. When we got up close however we saw it can use a little sprucing up. We also saw just that. Several large cranes to aid in the renovation which is on going. It's not part... More

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singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Unfortunately the stadium and park has not stood the test of time and feels like it has been poorly maintained. Many of the buildings are uncleaned and some already showing signs of rust. It is a vast park but is really just a tourist attraction. It's still worth a visit to see the birds nest stadium... But won't be the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We viewed this against my better judgement. All in all a bit of a waste of time and much better to do and view something else if your on a tight schedule. We went so we could do photos at night, All there is to see is the nest which lit up orange and yellow and the cube, lots of... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I hope it doesn't fade out in time like Sarajevo, Barcelona or Athens. A big area where people can wander around and do sports. The zone is very nice and green, something China really needs. I enjoyed some of the architectural ideas used in Beijing Olympic Park.

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Rio Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I avoided going to Bird's Nest and the Water Cube for a number of years. It didn't interest me. With a night free in Beijing, I decided it might make a good photo shoot so I took the subway. What I found surprised me. I thought the venue would be almost empty, like most former Olympic/World's Fair sites I have... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They call it the Birds nest, its clear why. Amazing construction, doesn't look as if it would stay up. Time will tell!. Nice park surrounding it but a bit under used. The locals go to the summer palace park. The tour is worth doing if you have time.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Olympic Park area. The venues are beautiful. I toured the Birds nest and saw some interesting pieces showcased from the opening and closing ceremonies on display. They were setting up a new show in the arena when I toured but you can tell it doesn't get a lot of use. I took the subway... More

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Lafayette, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I took the advice of other TripAdvisors and walked through the park on a Saturday evening. It was full of people of all ages, strolling, flying kites, eating, singing karaoke, dancing, and having a good time.

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