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“Beijing National Aquatics Center”
Review of Water Cube

Water Cube
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is another unique and green structure that is part of the Olympic Park in Beijing. Although our group did not have the chance to venture inside, we did have the opportunity to stroll around the outside of the building. The architecture of the Beijing National Aquatics Center gave the building it's unique design and subsequent nickname of the Water Cube. It looks like a cube of bubbles and does not seem like it could be or should be as large as it is. At night this building is lit up in a beautiful blue colour that balances the red of the nearby Bird's Nest. Because of the unique structure of this building and its sheer size, I would recommend at least dropping by the park to see it for yourself if in Beijing so you can better appreciate its design.

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

It is advisable to visit the Olympic park at night as there will be LED lightings on the Water Cube, come for a nice and comfortable evening walk around the Olympic Park, or maybe cycling haha.

Thank Prisca C
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We took the subway out to the Olympic complex one evening to see the Water Cube and Birds Nest lit up. It took 45mins each way and we spent about 20min there as everything was closed, but it was still nice to see them lit up. Make sure you have your passport with your because you need to go through security checks to enter the complex.

Thank HolidayKat_86
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Water Cube is reputed for its design and being an Olympic venue. Frankly I did'nt know how to appreciate its design except that for its exterior look that resemble wetness from droplets of large water bubble. So i decided to enjoy it for what anyone should do with it. "SWIMMING". Even for tourist , it is a easy thing to do. All one need is a swim attire , a towel and a swim cap. The changing room is well equipped with lockers for property-safety and the bathroom has all amenities to clean oneself. The delight factor is the swimming pool temperature which simulate liking to get into cool water on a sunny early morning. If one were to lingers about , the places is big and spacious ( excluding a water park which I did'nt get in), it tell a quiet story of overseas chinese residing all over the world. In fact vast lobby areas were designated to tell this story as I understood the Water Cube was built with the support of donations of overseas chinese. In appreciating their contributions, unknowingly it tell about the success and activiites of these chinese people. I had never expected a swimming stadium to be so educational.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

To do list, once in beijing, however must go during night.
The Beijing national stadium is infront of the cube.

Thank Raheel K
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