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The Birds Nest & Water Cube

* One World, One Dream; Beijing Olympics 
History:  Built from 2008
Distance from downtown:  3 km
Entrance fee:  RMB 50 per person 
Open Hours: 9:00 - 17:30
* Address:  Olympic Green      *  TEL:  010-84373008
* Best visiting time: 6月-10月

The Birds Nest & Water Cube
The Birds Nest & Water Cube
The Birds Nest & Water Cube
The Birds Nest & Water Cube
The Birds Nest & Water Cube
The Birds Nest & Water Cube
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The National Stadium will host the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics and football competitions. After the Olympic Games, the stadium will become a center for sports, cultural and creative activities,. Its post-Games use is currently undergoing extensive planning.

The illuminating facilities were put into operation inside the National Stadium, nicknamed the "Bird's Nest," on the night of February 4, 2008.

The red lights and grey steel structures of the project make up a splendid addition to the capital city's nightscape.

With the last 2,000 lamps scheduled to be adjusted on February 5, citizens can enjoy the magnificent night view on the eve of and during the Spring Festival holiday.

Located on the southern part of the central area of the Olympic Green in Beijing, the NAC has a planned construction area of 6.95 hectares. Being adjacent to the central axis of the city, the NAC is situated on par with the National Stadium, at an equal distance to the axis.

The NAC's Games-time construction area is close to 80,000 square meters, containing 17,000 standard seats, including 6,000 permanent seats and 11,000 temporary ones. During the 2008 Olympic Games, it will produce 42 gold medals in swimming, diving and synchronized swimming.

After the Olympics, it will be converted into a multi-functional facility for sports, culture and recreation, featuring a "water setting" for members of society.

 The blue-colored National Aquatics Center (NAC), nicknamed the "Water Cube" and located by Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road, was inaugurated and delivered for use on the morning of January 28, 2008.

It took over four years to construct the Ol

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