Beijing Day 8: National Stadium – Bird’s Nest

Our first glimpse of the Beijing National Stadium, the Bird’s Nest. The Bird’s Nest was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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The Bird’s Nest hosted the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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View from the surrounding area of the Olympic Village.

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There is a huge piece of jade on display. It is supposed to be one of the single largest piece of jade in the world.

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The entrance to the Bird’s Nest is RMB50 (about CAD8.30) per person. It also includes the entrance to the Water Cube.

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A closer look at the majestic weaving beams of the Bird’s Nest.

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I look so tiny when standing next to the beam of the Bird’s Nest.

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A view of the stadium with a capacity of 80,000 seats.

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Walking around the Bird’s Nest as there are some exhibitions being displayed.

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Since we were there during daytime and unable to capture the night scene, here is a photo of it which is displayed.

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The 2008 Summer Olympic Torch.

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The structure behind me was the communication tower which broadcasted the news feed all over the world.

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A miniature bird’s nest which lights up the surrounding area.

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