After all the ever-growing suspense about its future, Beijing Water Cube has officially opened to the public as a water park, or “Happy Magic Water Cube,” as translated by a CNN reporter.
This water park is everything a kid in Beijing could dream of and maybe more. It is a massive space of 12,000sqm with 13 water slides and rides, a wave pool, a lazy river and even a spa area. State media claims it is the largest water park in Asia. But have no fear about the gargantuan size of this park. Cautious parents have the help of the watchful eyes of about 60 lifeguards on duty.
Before you get your toes wet, it’s probably best to consult your wallet. Swimming and playing here does not come cheap. It is RMB 200 for adults and RMB 160 for children. Lockers are available for RMB 20 with an RMB 80 deposit. Don’t forget to bring your own swim gear and towels. Otherwise, rafts, swimsuits, towels and goggles are on sale.
Since Beijing weather has not cooled down yet, (despite its steep price) it may be worth heading to Beijing biggest water park for a dip, slide and swirl.
Water Cube Water Park
Daily 10am – 9.30pm. RMB 200 adult, RMB 160 children. Olympic Park, 11 Tianchen Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳奥林匹克公园天辰东路11号水立方嬉水乐园
To get there:
Take Subway Line 8 to Olympic Park or Olympic Sports Center.