Olympic Park

Olympic Park, Beijing: Hours, Address, Olympic Park Reviews: 4/5

Amusement & Theme Parks • Arenas & Stadiums
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Top ways to experience Olympic Park
Popular mentions

4.0
1,398 reviews
Excellent
474
Very good
627
Average
245
Poor
42
Terrible
10

Passport-to-Palate
Beijing, China145 contributions
Prepping for 2022
Jan 2020
Living down the street from Olympic Park and working inside Olympic Park has been an amazing experience but it took me over a year to go and check out the Birds Nest and Water Cube end of the park.

The Birds Nest Stadium is commonly used for concerts and other large events so if you want o go inside you'll need to make sure one of these events is not being packed down or set up. But I recommend just doing the stadium yourself. Buy your tickets near the gate 80rmb ($15aud) and head inside. Everything is signed in English and Chinese and it's not difficult to find your way around. You can climb to the roof and get some decent photos. It's beautiful to see such a large green parkland in the northern centre of the city.

I also recommend hanging around until night time to see the stadiums all lit up and to dance with the different groups in the square - everyone from teenagers skating around and learning hip hop routines to grandma's dancing and traditional fan dances. I think it comes alive at night time.

There is a shopping complex attached to the train station where you can grab a bite to eat and wander around between afternoon and sunset. If you can get up the towers for clear sunset it's worth the price.

It is worth noting that. preparation is in full swing (and has been for a while now) for the winter Olympics 2022. Beijing has maintained most of its park buildings as well as finishing the Olympic Tower. They are adding more for the winter games, a new ice rink has sprung up at the end of my street. They have put up their countdown clocks and are hosting performances and small festivals. There are souvenir shops full of 2022 merchandise as well.
Written April 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dawei13
Beijing, China318 contributions
Casual walk in the park
Jan 2020 • Couples
This Olympic Forrest Park was built for the Beijing Olympics of 2008. Living across the street from the park makes
It convenient and supplies me with
View you can’t get, “Anywhere” in Beijing
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea B
13 contributions
Great views from Top of the Nest!
Dec 2019
We loved visiting Olympic Park! Had read reviews that it wasn’t no big deal but we thought that it was fabulous! We took the bus from Wudaokou area and arrived slightly before sunset and purchased tickets to go to the Bird’s Nest (100RMB.) It is awesome to see them getting ready for the 2022 Winter Olympics. We went to the very top of the Nest and got to see the skyline turn from day to night. It was very cold and just magical. They were making snow for the ski slopes and a winter village. You can pick up a few official 2022 Winter Olympic items if you would like and find a bite to eat. We did not get to explore the Olympic Forest but it’s a great escape in the heart of the city.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

André K
Uitenhage, South Africa173 contributions
Very impressive
Dec 2019
If you enjoy architecture this is a good place to visit. For me it was impressive at night time as you can experience the stadium and ice cube while it is illuminated.You do not have to spend to much time here as there are not much else to do but it is worth a short visit.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

529dominicc
Singapore, Singapore649 contributions
Proud of visiting
Dec 2019 • Family
This Olympic Park is best know at “The Nest” 鳥巢which is the main premises for sports during Olympic 2008 in BJ.

Tips for visit:

1) It is better to visit this attraction at evening time (after 5 pm during winter time) as you can take photography when the building is lit up with different colors.

2) This attraction also allows to enter into the building at RMB40 (higher price for VIP visit).

3) My opinion is normal fee is good enough for 30-45 minutes.

4) Please also pay a visit to The Cube which is the main water sport center during the Olympic Game 2008.

If you like my review, pls click “helpful”. Enjoy your trip.
Written December 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenice C
Villa Park, CA95 contributions
Great time at Olympic Park
Dec 2019
We visited the whole Olympic area in one day - Olympic Park, Tower, Bird's Nest and Water Cube. There are 3 MTR stations that drop off into the area - we exited at Olympic Sports Center. We chose the dual tickets - Overall View of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. This allowed us to tour the Bird's Nest inside the VIP area and seating area, inside the actual stadium and go on top of the roof to walk around. It was fun and the views were amazing. We also toured the Water and Ice Cube (Aquatics Center) - they have an indoor waterpark, viewing of the olympic pool and one of the diving area was open and they had a curling tournament while we were there - you could just walk in and sit down.
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara, CA826 contributions
Pro-Tips for Your Olympic Park Visit
Nov 2019
This is worth a short visit. It is not a tier-one attraction. The Bird's Nest and aquatic park are architectural wonders. There are many little souvenir shops and sundry stores. It appears to be a popular spot to go on a stroll with one's family. Look into public transit as the place is very busy and the looks to be very little parking. There was not too much to do so check ahead for options otherwise there is no need to stay too long. It will be hot in the summer. Wear walking shoes.
Written December 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hwoi L
Johor Bahru, Malaysia92 contributions
Night View Nicer
Nov 2019
It was built many years ago. But still attract me to visit it. Strongly recommended to pay visit at night! The view with the light on are nicer for photo-shoot.
Written November 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,066 contributions
Olympic
Apr 2019 • Solo
Very easy to become on Olympic stadium by metro. The best time to visit is before sunset. Nest stadium looks great
Written November 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ara
Philippines106 contributions
Best place to stroll around Beijing
Oct 2019
I love this place! Every part of the place looks so good and instagrammable. You do not need to go inside the museums especially if you are on a budget. If you just want to take pictures, it is possible to take nice pictures outside because every structure looks insta-worthy!

Best time to visit here is at night. It looks colorful during the night!
Written November 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 866
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Olympic Park

Olympic Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Olympic Park tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 176 Olympic Park tours on Tripadvisor