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The Egg | Beijing

Originally named the National Grand Theatre and officially known as The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing’s ovoid opera house is locally referred to as ‘The Egg’. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by water, seats 6,500 people in three halls and covers 200,000m2, and is designed by the French architect Paul Andreu. It is located just west of Tiananmen and is well worth a visit at sunset or sunrise.