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  • Address: Bird's Nest, Xicheng
  • Hours: Mar - Oct: 9am - 6pm, Nov - Feb 9am - 5:30pm.
  • Admission: Tours: Adult: CNY 50, Senior: CNY 25. Event Prices Vary

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Beijing National Stadium

Niaochao, more commonly referred to as the Beijing National Stadium or the Bird’s Nest, was designed and constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and has since become a major landmark in China’s capital. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei consulted on the Swiss-designed project, and the result cost $423 million to complete.

Since the Olympics ended, the stadium has served as a tourist attraction and a venue for both international and domestic sporting competitions, including the Supercoppa Italiana and the China Cup. The stadium is set to host the 2015 World Championships in Athletics as well.

Niaochao is most impressive from the outside, where it’s bird’s nest shape is apparent. Situated on the Beijing Olympic Green, Niaochao is free to enjoy from the outside, but you’ll have to pay a fee if you want to enter the stadium. The Water Cube, the second prominent structure from the 2008 Olympics, sits adjacent to Niaochao and is also worth a visit.

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Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

4.5 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

A privately guided tour, customized to your needs for a full day touring in Beijing. Some highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, visiting the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.99

Imperial Beijing Private Tour: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Learn about China’s capital city on this guided sightseeing tour. Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts about Beijing’s history as you ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.00

Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Sites and Optional Hot Springs Spa in Beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore Beijing's architectural wonders and experience its cultural delights on this full-day private tour. With your expert guide, discover the ambitious ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00

Beijing's Present and Past: Olympic Park and Hutong Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

On this guided full-day trip, see Beijing’s incredible modern architecture at the Olympic Park, the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Explore the site of the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.99

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