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Address: No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Visited this just to see the building g but perhaps not worth 60 of the local currency to enter. For an Olympic pool it is impressive in its design and it does stand out as a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Toowoomba, Australia
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

30 yuan entry charge ... saw this walking through Olympic village and chose it is as the stadium (Birds nest) cost more but looked less interesting. Not much going on inside actually... water theme park was drained dry and closed ....the only gift shop was super expensive .... food also minimal and the usual fast food chain fare.

Thank Luke_O_Zade
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning and beautiful. Worth a few pictures, and of course the birds nest is next door But that's it... When I was there it looked like an ancient bath inside, not sure when there was water in their last, but not recently...

Thank Mark C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very modern swimming complex with good design. Entrance is rmb 30 and surely worth it. There is a restaurant with a few cafeteria.

Thank EricWoon5385
Ende, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a swimming pool, i was here and as what i guess, nothing to see, just an empty pool, no one can jump into the pool, lot of tourist and that's all. Do not wasting time here if you are here in beijing for a short trip. Really there's nothing to see other than nice building

Thank Steven W
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Having searched the internet for information on the water cube park and found nothing, we decided to make the trek out to Olympic Park. We were so disappointed to discover the water park is closed until next year (they should really update their website). It looked like it had not be open for a long time, judging by the dust.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

After seeing it n TV during the Olympic we took the opportunity to visit when were in Beijing. The architecture from the outside looks amazing and especially when it's lit up. There's a charge to go inside and if you want to swim in the pool you have to do a test to prove so, otherwise you're confined to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Trekked out to the Olympic park as read they had turned the Aquatics Centre into a water park. Much to our disappointment all the slides were closed. Maybe this is a seasonal thing? Even so we were able to see the Olympic pool from 2008 and we went for a swim in the public pool which they have built within... More 

Thank Christopher S
Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this just to see the building g but perhaps not worth 60 of the local currency to enter. For an Olympic pool it is impressive in its design and it does stand out as a venue coupled with the Olympic stadium next door. Worth a look

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Two families visited on October 8th 2016. You pay about 20rmb per person to get into the Water Cube as it's kind of a tourist attraction (You can see the Olympic swimming and diving boards.) Buy the ticket when you enter the Olympic Park. Once inside the Cube you pay 180 rmb per adult and 60rmb per child under 1m.... More 

Thank NickCorben
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is the place where swimming legend Michael Phelps won 8 gold in 2008 beijing olympics! Design was unique and you can even swim in the pool but not where the competition are being held and they have an area for kids and adult to play slides! Cost 168yuan, didn't have a chance to try it as we didn't bring... More 

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