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National Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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Locals call it "the Egg" and it is something completely different in the centre of Beijing; vera impressive is also the water arround it and gives a feeling of unwinding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Locals call it "the Egg" and it is something completely different in the centre of Beijing; vera impressive is also the water arround it and gives a feeling of unwinding.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't see the water around the building, there was a lot of work going on. Inside the concert hall, amazing size, and the foyers are well designed.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A must see place! It's an architectural masterpiece, both amazing on the outside as well as from the inside. It looks like a giant spaceship park in the middle of the city. You will get a very surreal feeling when looking at this building and its reflection in the lake around. Go there as a couple to see sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went to a night time tour of which this was one of the stops. It's absolutely beautiful from the outside at night by the lake it is situated on. I look forward to seeing what the inside looks like!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Yes this is something you will want to see. The artist maybe less than their top top shows, but the performances are good and gives you the sense of culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My architecture colleagues give this mixed reviews but I like it. The exterior form is certainly striking, especially considering its proximity to the Ming Dynasty Forbidden City. Inside they have occasional lectures on Chinese and Western opera that are wonderfully educational.

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went there twice for the past month and I was amazed by the decorations inside, it looks artistic and modern. I went to watch ballet and symphony (both were foreign). The audience is a bit disappointing, though: some people were talking, playing phones and walking out during the performance, not to mention the clothes they were wearing. It seemed... More 

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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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