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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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Incredible building!

The giant "Egg" as it is called appears to float on a pond. Inside, there are 3 large theaters- one for symphonies, one for stage productions, and one for operas. There is also a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The giant "Egg" as it is called appears to float on a pond. Inside, there are 3 large theaters- one for symphonies, one for stage productions, and one for operas. There is also a museum with displays related to the season's productions which is included with your show ticket. I have seen two productions in the music theater which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

NCPA IS such a beautiful space,the grounds are well maintained and you can walk completely around it,take a tour inside or buy a ticket to a performance. It's very beautiful at sunset,happy that was the time I choose!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is an opera house and arts centre next to Tianamen Square and worth either a quick look from the outside or a short tour inside, if you are not attending a performance. I saw a recently produced opera "Visitors on the Snow Mountain" by composer Lei Lei. The building is an iconic design and can be included in a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

One cannot but be fascinated by this iconic architectural structure close to the Tianamen Square, particularly when viewed at night with its amazing change of colours reflected over the surrounding water. View from the lobby inside the glass curtain wall is even more spectacular. We were there for three consecutive nights to enjoy the music performances at the concert hall... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have attended several Opera & classical overture festivals in this place. It's construction and design is one of a kind. One of Beijing's stop&see venues to look for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The NCPA (affectionately known by Beijingers as 'the egg') is an attraction in itself and worth taking a look at even if not going to see a performance. For a 30 RMB entrance fee you can wander the complex and take a look through the various museum-like exhibition areas showing the history of the NCPA's construction and various stage models... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited Oct 2012, this 'egg' shaped architecture is actually the PAC. A various amount of performances will be performed here from the euphoric symphonies from Italy to classical Chinese tradtional folk songs. Performances can be quite expensive during the peak seasons so you should book in advance(4 months). As with any property, it will be patrolled by guards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a gorgeous piece of architecture conveniently located by many of Beijing's major sites including the Forbidden City. It's definitely worth a stroll by at the least simply to admire the building itself and snap some lovely photos.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stop by the Egg if you are in Beijing, it's a must see! When the sun is shining on it, it is especially breath taking. We went to see the Carmen there, and the inside is amazing as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went around different sights in Beijing at night to get pictures. This was one of our stops. There are many people just enjoying the area.

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