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Bei Chen Qiao (Chaoyang)
(86) 010-8498-6888 | en.beijing2008.cn
HOURS/TIMESPark: Daily: 24 hours; National Stadium: Daily: 9:00am-6:00pm; National Sports Museum: Daily: 8:30am-4:30pm
PRICEPark: Free; National Stadium: RMB 50; National Sports Museum: RMB 10
POPULAR TIMESWeekends; national and international athletic events
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
HIGHLIGHTS"Bird's Nest" National Stadium; "Water Cube" National Aquatics Center
METROOlympic Sports Center
The iconic stadiums from Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Games are nestled together at the south end of this expansive forested park. The most outstanding are the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium and the “Water Cube” National Aquatics Center, though the National Indoor Stadium, Olympic Village, Media Center, and National Sports Museum are all also worth a peek. Most venues are now closed to the public, but you can tour the National Stadium and the grounds, and the exhibits at the National Sports Museum are open daily.
GO HERE WITH
A sports enthusiast; friends; family; kids
WHY WE LIKE IT
It’s a nice spot for a scenic stroll in the evening when the buildings are lit up and the fountains in the park are spouting.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
We would allow entrance into more of the buildings.
GOOD TO KNOW
In the winter, the “Bird’s Nest” is converted into a snowy playground, complete with obstacle courses, ice palaces, and skiing. Tickets range from RMB 80-180. The National Sports Museum focuses heavily on the ancient history of sport in China–great for mega-sports enthusiasts, but a little dull for non-aficionados, especially since the exhibits are pretty hokey.
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