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Water Cube

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No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a really great place that is beyond my imagination. I just saw it on the TV when 2008 Beijing Olympic Game were being held. I won’t forget this unbelievable trip to Water Cube.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SergioSu328
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a combo tour that you can do together with the Bird's Nest National Stadium, as they are both located just opposite each other at the Beijing Olympic Park. Visiting the Olympic Park is free of charge, unless you would like to make a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ekeat79
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This large aquatic centre was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is beautiful inside and out. It is a great place to take young kids who enjoy swimming and playing in the water park. The water slides tend to be the favourite of many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

When we went to visit the water park in early November, we were very surprised to find it was shut down for the “off-season”. Not sure when it will re-open and all online information suggested it was still open daily. Strongly recommend calling ahead.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trip35860263675
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I visited the Water Cube back in June 2018. All I can say is that it is beautiful but if don't set your bar too high. It is better to visit the Water Cube at night when they turn on the light but the Bird...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gackss
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It is amazing what Chyna has done for the Olympic Park. The cube is so big. The Square in front of the cube is very cool.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Garoter
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We decided to visit the Olympic area and we entered in the Water Cube looking forward to seeing the Olympic pools where all the events happened. We were greatly disappointed. From the glory days, only the swimming pool remains, no the public stands or where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandrita007
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This is the famous and architecturally unique swimming complex built for the 2008 olympics. Besides being a tourist spot, locals can use the pools

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bcheong
Reviewed 3 September 2018

While in Beijing, decided to try famous Water Cube Olympic size swimming pool. Entrance fee 60RMB for 2 Hrs. Inside the building, there are lots to see: Art Gallery, Viewing Decks to Recreation Swim Pool, Warming Up pool and Olympic Size Pool, Restaurants, and Fast...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 855kimagic
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t need to buy tickets going inside of the building. just take subway to Olympic park station, pass security check, and walk around the building. Bird’s Nest is in front of the building. I arrived too early, and waited a long time for lit the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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10 January 2018|
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Response from RoddyPayne | Reviewed this property |
Free to walk around on the outside - best seen in the evening to see the lights
28 September 2017|
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Response from Compass2101 | Reviewed this property |
Arrive late afternoon before dusk n sunset. Leave when dark.
13 April 2017|
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Response from lhp9 |
I went there on september 2017 and it was open.
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