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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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Know as Beijing Egg - Amazing Work

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.

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

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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Beijing, China
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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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Baltimore
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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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Bettendorf, Iowa
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is a good spot to visit as it is not on the itinerary of most of the large tour groups. Come in the morning to appreciate it better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

i was there with a friend of mine we went to see "MARCO POLO" deliciously performed the building is huge and modern the show was just amazing we enjoyed it very much!!!

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A great ,simple and magnificant design (Exterior) , There is a small pool ,in front of a silver egg doom, which absolutly double its view.I highly advise a short visit.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

took a subway from the hotel to visit the Natl Center for Perf Arts in the eveing - just to see the architecture of the building at night. Set in a pond of water, the 'egg' is a marvel to behold and captivates with its beauty.

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