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Beijing Olympic Stadium

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Introduction to Beijing Olympic Stadium (北京国家体育馆)

The Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds’s Nest is located in the Olympic Green Village. The stadium was designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and since the end of the games it is now used as a center for international and domestic sport competitions and recreational activities. The main designers behind this amazing Beijing Olympic Stadium architecture was Swiss architects Jacques Herzog , Pierre de Meuron and Chinese architect Li Xinggang. Prior to China’s winning bid for the 2008 Olympic games, designs for the stadium was selected in 2001 and Li Xinggang’s Bird’s Nest design concept was selected.

The stadium has 800,000 fixed seats and 11,000 temporary seats. The Rows and stand distribution has been designed scientifically, no matter where the spectator is seated, the game can be seen without any visual obstruction. The stadium adopted an electro-acoustic and public address system. Ensuring the index of voice definition reaches 0.6. which means that the audience can hear the broadcast clearly.

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North of Beisihuanzhong Road, Chaoyang DistrictBeijing

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Main Sights

Architectural detail of the stadium's interior and exterior.

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 50 Yuan  
Opening Hours: 9:00AM to 7:00PM (Apr - Nov, 9:00AM to 5:30PM (Nov - Mar)
Best Time to Visit: The Beijing Olympic Stadium is suitable to visit in all seasons.

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1. The most convenient way to reach the Beijing Olympic Stadium is to take subway line 8 and get off at Olympic Green or Olympic Sports Center. 

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid the peak season like China’s public holidays when the Beijing Olympic Stadium is crowded with local tourists.

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