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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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A privilege to enter the PAC

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Beijing, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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181 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Las Pinas
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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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Madrid, Spain
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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something modern after all the palaces and temples and with the Olympic Park closed (for APEC) we decided to visit the NCPA. The building itself is stunning both inside and outside and we very much enjoyed walking around. The are side interesting displays about the building's design/construction and performances hosted. However, the real attraction was the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wonderful modern architecture right near Tain a men square and the Forbidden city! Great contrast..worth seeing!

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