Built for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, track and field meets, and men's football final are all hold here. It can hold more than 91,000 people. The design of Bird’s Nest originally called for a capacity of 100,000 people; however 9,000 were removed during a simplification of the design.
With beautifully design, Bird’s Nest just exposed its most natural appearance, all the structural parts support with each other, forming a network framework. After the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, it has become another landmark of Beijing.
Boast the largest ski resort in urban Beijing now, tourists can not only visit the Olympic venue, but also go skiing. Bird’s Nest got its name for the form of itself looks like a huge nest that embrace and nurses human beings. Also, it looks like rather like a cradle bearing the hope of the future.
Have adopted advanced design techniques in energy saving and environmental protection, the Beijing National Stadium is favorable in natural ventilation, natural lighting, the recovery of rainwater, the utilization of reproducible geothermal energy resources, and the application of solar photovoltaic power generation, which make the Bird’s Nest a Green Building in reality as well in name.
Near to Bird’s Nest, Water Cube held swimming, diving, synchronized and waterball matches during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, it can hold 17,000 audiences in total. Designed in a novel style, the National Aquatics Center has a foam-like water-molecule structure, making the architecture show a unique visual effect of water flowing and embodying the mysterious beauty; hence it is named "Water Cube" by the people.
From inside, it shows off its blue and white elegant color to the outside of the stadium. Tourists can see its bright blue color that shine make itself look more calm, quiet and cold in the evening.
Bird’s Nest and Water Cube are more beautiful when the night comes. Though the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has fade into memory, the two still allure large number of tourists when they tour in Beijing.