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Introducing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) Guide
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Located in the south of central area of Beijing Olympic Park, the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also colloquially known as "Water Cube", is the main swimming pool for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and one of the landmarks of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Its designing scheme is produced by The "water cube" ((H2O) 3) solution from a global design competition. National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) with the National Stadium (known as the "Bird's Nest") respectively lies in the northern end of the central axis of Beijing city and images a relatively complete historical and cultural city of Beijing from the left and right sides of the common.
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) hosted the swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events in the 2008 Summer Olympics. The structure had a capacity of 17,000 during the games that is being reduced to 7,000. It also has a total land surface of 65,000 square meters and will cover a total of 32,000 square metres. Although called the Water Cube, the aquatic center is really a rectangular box 178 metres square and 31 metres high.
The building's popularity has spawned many copycat structures throughout China. National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) will be the site of the curling competitions during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Quick Facts on National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)
• Name: National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) 
• Location: Downtown Beijing
• Phone: +86-10-69121423
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 09:00-20:00 (May to October), 09:00-18:00 (November to April)
• Admission Fee: CNY 30
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:07