Basic Facts about the Water Cube (National Aquatics Center):
The Water Cube, located in the Beijing Olympic park, is also known as the national aquatics center. Itis one of the landmark buildings of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.During the 2008 Olympic Games, the competitions of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo were held here.
The unique and elaborate design of Water Cube is chosen from the International Design Competition, which is designed according to the arrangement of cells and the natural structure of soap bubbles. “Water cube” is the world’s largest membrane structure engineering and the external architectures are made by the world’s most advanced environmental protection and energy saving materials– ETFE (Ethyl Tetra Fluoroethylene) membrane materials. Nowadays, the membrane architecture is one of the most representative and novel architectural forms in the 21st century and has become one of the main forms of long-span space
The design of Water Cube is similar toa simple “square box”, which is the basic form of ancient architecture of China. Itshows the significance of rules and ethics, as Chinese people believe that “no rules, no standards”, and only by obeying the rules can people achieve the harmony and unity. This “square box” is built by the jointed- effort of Chinese traditional culture and modern science and technology.
After the Olympic Games, it has become an international for swimming, sports, fitness, leisure and so on. The Water Cube Water Park is also equipped with several water recreation facilities, like the SPA zone, the Water drop Theater and the Business zone.
How to Buy Entrance Tickets:
Price of Entrance Tickets: The Olympic park is free for entrance, but entrance tickets are required for each venue.
Admission Fee: CNY 30
Opening Time: 9:00 – 18:00
When is the Best Time for Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) Tour?
We highly recommend that the best time to visit Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) from April to October in the evening. As the decorated brilliant light with the breathtaking night view is quite unique.
Tips: Visitors had better avoid the official holidays in China, because many Chinese citizens choose to travel on official holidays. As a result, most Chinese tourist attractions are overcrowded and traffic jams are quite common.
Official Holidays in China
Chinese New Year
Around January or February
Summer vacation(for students)
How to get to the Water cube?
The Olympic park is adjacent to the North 4th Ring road where the public transportation is highly convenient., and there are many buses, sightseeing line and subway line come from all the directions. Tourists can depend on their own preference to take any appropriate public transportation for them.
Visitors can take Bus No.386, No.407, No.611, No.656, No.658, No.660, No.689, No.740, 753, No.939, No.944, No.984 and Yutong 113 and get off at the Beichen Bridge West (Beichenqiao Xi) Station.
Visitors can also take Bus No.81, No.82, No.510 and No.607 get off at the Beichenxiqiao North (BeichenXiqiao Bei) Station.
It is convenient for tourists to take Subway line 8 and get off at the National Olympic Sports Center Station, and then exit from the Exit B, or take Subway line 8 or line 15 get off at the Olympic Park Station.
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Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.
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