Arts & Culture

Charming attractions for every traveller

National Centre for Performing Arts 

The National Centre for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art opera house located in Beijing. This eye-catching building is one of the most attractive man-made structures in the country.

Recognized as one of the most memorable attractions in Beijing, this arts centre is fondly known as the Egg by the locals for its elliptical shape. As the structure is surrounded by a man-made lake, its reflection on the water, together with its actual form, resembles the shape of an egg which explains the origin of its nickname.

Covering approximately 118,900 sqm, this multi-faceted building consists of a fully equipped opera house, a state-of-the-art concert hall and a grand theatre.

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