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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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  • Like most cities, and even in China, Guangzhou has it's share of modern architecture. This is one example and the other obvious example is the impressive Canton Tower. These are in the "new" part of t...  more »
  • The Guangzhou Opera House can be compared to the Sydney Opera House, although the Guangzhou Opera House is a much more impressive building than the Sydney one.  more »
  • was there attending a cello performance , great organization, helpful staff. the opera has lots of facilities like a book /souvenir shop /Starbucks coffee / ATM machines.  more »