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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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Worth visiting and touring the outside of the "egg"!

This is a huge oval shape architecture located next to the Great Hall of the People. Only managed to visit the place after dinner. It was a pleasant 15-minute walk around this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice building, particularly in the evening. Not far from Tien an Men, Forbiden City. In the center of Beijing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a huge oval shape architecture located next to the Great Hall of the People. Only managed to visit the place after dinner. It was a pleasant 15-minute walk around this "egg". It was late June and it was cooler at night. And we were in the company of joggers and others walking their dogs, showing the leisure side... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On our trip to Beijing, one of the tour operators stops was The National Centre for the Performing Arts. This is an odd but stunning looking building, kinda of like half an egg laid on its flat side and is surrounded by a man made lake. Once inside we were taken on a guided tour, firstly through the foyer, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The building itself is just amazing - set on the water. Worthwhile paying the small entrance fee and discovering the interior - just amazing. Go into all the exhibitions downstairs and view interesting exhibits. Lovely statues to look at in the entrance which is under the lake and creates a great effect. You cannot enter the various theatres - but... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Only walked round this unique looking building wanted a few pictures of it and got some. has a "moat" around it. didn't know if it was possible to go inside maybe for next years holiday.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My family visited "the egg" in early June 2015. Whilst the outside appears rather quirky, the inside is stunning, classy and elegant. The building is about a fifteen minute walk from Tiananmen Square and is very recognisable from the main road running past Tiananmen Square. The first thing you notice upon entry is the sheer size of the building, covered... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Daring concept: huge egg, basic shape, but so impressive! Surrounded by what looks like a pond, but is only a layer of water on a glass ceiling. Underwater acces. State of the art concert halls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went and saw a show ,the whole experience was better than i have ever had , outstanding seats great sounds ,extremely clean ,top notch customer service ,disabled access and seating extremely good ,the food was well priced and served by friendly staff ,on par with any venue in the EU if not better

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amazing approx. 30 dollars for two row from front for Mulan at Beijing VS 250 dollars for middle back seat for Nutcracker at Lincoln center. I saw Mulan for a quite reasonable price. The Chinese provide world class performance, on par with US shows at Lincoln center but with MUCH lower prices. Beautiful building you must take picture from outside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I saw 3 operas this season at the NCPA in both the opera house and the concert hall, and from an audience point of view, the facility is one of the best in the world. The conductor and singers in Andrea Chenier were fantastic. The original Chinese opera, while lacking in plot and excitement, was visually spectacular and well performed.... More 

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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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