Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou

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An impressive futuristic landmark of the city at the foot of towering skyscrapers, Guangzhou Opera House spans some 70,000 sq m (753,473 sq ft), resembling a glass-and-granite whale or a submarine emerging from the concrete square. Designed by Iraqi London-based architect Zaha Hadid, the building has received much praise. You can go inside free of charge and take a guided tour, although you need to flash some ID. Walk around this strange structure and enjoy water fountains and modern sculptures around it. Check the opera house's schedule for a chance to see a live performance and enjoy the building's excellent acoustics. Using our world travel planner, Guangzhou attractions like Guangzhou Opera House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 25, 2017
    The internationally famous architect, Zaha Hadid created an artistic Masterpiece!! The opera house is the largest in Southern China... and its two venues are in keeping with the design. The contrastin...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    a place to see... but it is important to note that the place is almost never used... except for the inauguration
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  • August 13, 2017
    This place is amazing and unique from the exterior due to its shape and contours. The inside is also spectacular.The Sister Act show inside this opera house was very fun and enjoyable.This place is fa...  more »

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Guangzhou's commercial industries make it well-equipped to host visitors, though do book well ahead of time if traveling during the peak fall and spring trade fair rushes. The city's gleaming skyscrapers contain a number of the best four- and five-star hotels in Guangzhou, while others lie tucked away in historical European-style buildings. For budget-friendlier options, a number of youth hostels welcome a steady stream of international visitors, though most are located outside of the city center.
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