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Water Cube, Beijing

(3.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Used as the official swimming facility for the 2008 Olympics, Water Cube today serves as an international center for water sports, wellness, and leisure activities. Designed with a combination of traditional Chinese themes and modern technology, the cube-shaped structure represents the first large-scale project that utilized pneumatic cushions as membrane coating. Bring your swimwear and head to the indoor waterpark for entertaining rides, pools, and river simulations. You can also rejuvenate your body at advanced spa facilities. Water-themed restaurants serve gourmet meals, and the business section offers various souvenirs as well as thorough information about the Olympic Games' swimming events. Add Water Cube to your Beijing travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Beijing vacation builder.
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  • Stunning and beautiful. Worth a few pictures, and of course the birds nest is next door But that's it... When I was there it looked like an ancient bath inside, not sure when there was water in their ...  more »
  • A very modern swimming complex with good design. Entrance is rmb 30 and surely worth it. There is a restaurant with a few cafeteria. 
  • Best is to arrive in the afternoon to see and wait that he lights up when the sun goes down. A light show. Great to see, perfect for photos
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