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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. Plan to visit Guangzhou Opera House and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guangzhou attractions using our Guangzhou vacation builder.
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  • Great example of modern art and architecture in Opera House designed by Zaha Hadid. I'm really impressed ! To see everything inside you have to pay 20 rmb, worth to pay for it!  more »
  • Very beautiful building of modern architecture, unfortunately not happened to be at the concert, respectively inside was not hit, but architecturally beautiful building which is well worth a visit.
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  • A very striking building (I only got to see the outside), with its floating lines that make it look like a space ship amidst the angular skyscrapers surrounding it.  more »