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Review of Olympic Park

Olympic Park
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I went on around the 24th of November, and there was no fee to be paid, so I think in the off-season, I was quite lucky! It was very windy, but I was able to walk all the way up to the main stadium and Water Cube, and got some fantastic photos as well. It's a great place to be able to see Ai WeiWei's visionary masterpiece!

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was cold and windy on the day we visited the Olympic Park in Beijing. Everything was close. There is not much to see here except the spider stadium which they use for concerts and other events. It seems like the tour buses bring the tourist here to fill some time on their agenda.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Olympic Park is a massive area, laid out for the 2010 games. Centre stage is the Birdsnest Arena. I thought 50 RMB just to walk around was a bit steep. The building is architecturally amazing but sadly underused. No cafe, very poor gift shop, but on a fine day it still remains an impressive construction. The water cube was better value, only 30RMB and you could go for a swim!. On a fine day it is a nice place for a leisurely walk, be prepared for some hard sell by the local hawkers, but it all adds to the ambience. It is easy to find as there are two subway stations, one either end of the park. An enjoyable visit.

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Visited the park in the evening when both Bird's Nest and Watercube stadiums were lit up. This place was really busy considering the freezing cold and time of day.

With all the stadiums lit up, it made for some great pictures.

Thank DakDriver
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I didn't really have much interest in going to the Olympic Park because I'd heard parts of it had fallen into disrepair. But we'd seen a documentary on how they built the Water Cube and found ourselves with a free afternoon. I'm glad we went.

The Water Cube is open for tours but you have to pay (30 RMB, I think), so we just admired it from the outside. Same with the Bird's Nest Stadium, but I don't think they give tours. Both are picturesque, though.

The biggest surprise was the number of people. Tons of families were out (it was a beautiful Saturday, though), although there wasn't much to DO. But that's OK. There was a big food tent just north of the stadium where you could buy a ticket and try many different types of food. That was great, actually, but it may just have been temporary.

Anyhow, if you've got a free morning or afternoon on your hands and there's nice weather, head up north!

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