The Beijing National Stadium - also known as the Bird's Nest - is a stunning piece of architecture constructed in 2008 to host the Summer Olympics and Paralympics of 2008. This gigantic architectural marvel spans across a massive area of over 250,000 square metres and is capable of accommodating up to 91,000 spectators in total capacity. The unique bird's nest design is believed to signify a cradle that bears the future hope of human beings. Construction of the venue is believed to have cost an estimated value of around USD $500 million and presently it is an iconic landmark in the country, drawing in about 20,000 - 30,000 visitors on a daily basis. Since the Olympics, the stadium has been host to several important events such as foreign concerts and football matches.
The basic entrance fee costs around ¥50
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The National Aquatics Center, the National Centre for Performing Arts and the CCTV Tower
Plenty of private area will be available at the venue, providing sufficient space for prayer facilities at the Beijing National Stadium. Muslim travellers may also visit some of the many mosques located in Beijing during prayer times. The two most prominent mosques of Beijing are the Dongsi Mosque and Niujie Mosque.
In order to get access to Halal food near Beijing National Stadium, travellers could visit some of the Halal restaurants near Beijing National Stadium. Some of the best Halal restaurants around Beijing city include The Mughal's Beijing, 1001 Nights, Dong Lai Shun Restaurant, Mughal’s Restaurant, Wangdelou Muslim Restaurant and Afunti restaurants.