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“A building an intriguing facade” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Center for the Performing Arts

National Center for the Performing Arts
No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
010-66550000
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Ranked #10 of 1,237 attractions in Beijing
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Finspang, Sweden
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“A building an intriguing facade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Let me point out that I have not visited the inside of this center I just found the facade really interesting walking past it with my camera I took quite a few shots of it as the sun was going down.
If you are in this area by chance why don't take some time to walk past this oval-shape building surrounded by water, maybe you also find it worth it to snap away a few shots with your camera of it!

Visited November 2013
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“Great performance venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

One of the grander modern performance venues I've been to, although the acoustics could have been better (vis-a-vis Tokyo's Suntory Hall). The architecture is beautiful though -I particularly liked the vast expanse of water outside/above. We watched a Stravinsky concert (conducted by the legendary Valery Gergiev) here, which was a wonderful experience.

Visited December 2013
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“Thumbs Up!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The amazing architecture have made my jaws dropped. The exterior are maintained properly and the vegetations around it are trimmed regularly.

Visited December 2013
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“Amazing architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The architecture of the place is amazing, worth paying to view the interior and visit the exhibitions inside. The day I went the actual theatre was closed to public due to a show, so not sure what that looked like. Overall, I definitely recommend a visit!

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful and stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Closes on every Monday. Do plan well.
Popularly known as "The Giant Egg". The building and its surrounding man-made lake are stunning and great to photograph. During bright clear day, the reflection on the lake giving the impression of it floats on the water. At night it is illuminated with varying coloured lights.

The tour inside the building is quite an experience. Walking through long corridor while gazing to the glass ceiling with the man-made lake above. There is a museum displays historical performing theater models from Ming and Qing dynasties, and stories of some popular performances.

Visited September 2013
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