China’s Olympics stadium, or the “Bird’s Nest”, cost around $500 million and took 7 years to build.

The stadium seats up to 91,000 people and will host both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as all the athletic events for the 2008 Olympics.



Apparently, this award winning design has inspired some Chinese villagers in Hangzhou city to build their own smaller and cheaper version of the stadium.

10 bamboo masters spent 2 weeks and used nearly 1,000 pieces of bamboo to build the miniature “Bird’s Nest.”

They plan to use it for local sports events such as beach ball, bow shooting, loop rolling, etc…

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