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“Also known as the Bird's Nest”

Niaochao National Stadium
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Ranked #32 of 1,612 things to do in Beijing
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

What an amazing, daring, bold example of modern architecture! If you manage to visit on weekdays this huge place will be pretty empty and you can really appreciate the scale and beauty of this stadium. Maintenance is not great and the Olympics propaganda is still full on, but it is really worth a visit. If you go in the afternoon / evening you can also enjoy views of the Aquatic Centre (not impressive in full daylight).

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The Bird's Nest is a marvel of architecture, but it is beginning to look very worn around the edges. Maybe the pollution of Beijing is terrible, but the site needs to be looked after a lot better so that it remains in good condition for future generations.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

If you love architecture, the whole olympic stadium garden will definitely entertain you. The nest and the other stadium is a testament of china's modern side. Amazing structure, great design and convienient place to visit. There's MRT/metro right in front kf the stadium.

You can also ride a mini train across the park for a tour. The best time to go maybe in the afternoon and stay there until sundown. The stuctures will light up at night - and will look different from the one you saw during daylight.

You can pay extra money to go i side the stadiums - but i wouldn't reccommend that since they charge quite expensive and also, their best feature is from the outside.

During the summer this place might get a bit windy in the afternoon, so button up those jackets.

Thank Alvin R
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Whatever your purpose for visiting the city, don't miss out on visiting the National Stadium, unless you hate unique architecture, or monuments of former Olympic games, or both.

I came here on a brutally frozen January's evening and it was probably -25 with a blowing wind. Nevertheless, I couldn't leave Beijing without seeing it. Keep in mind that it is not in the city center, and takes a bit of a trip to get there. Once you are there, you will notice that the grounds are huge and there isn't too much to see except for this and the aquatic center, which are both very cool.

Choose to go inside and you will have to pay, although I'm not sure how much because I chose not to stay too long in the cold. The other strange thing is that there are no restaurants around (with the exception of a lone Mcdonalds) so it's not the most visitor friendly, at least outside.

Thank manh_attan04
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was interesting. Nothing special. You had to pay if you wanted to go inside of it...which was brutal. We did not go inside because it was expensive. Also eating around it was expensive and limited options.

Thank kmcc0ll
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