Gallery: Beijing Water Cube Transformed Into Happy Magic Water Park!

After the amazing success of the Water Cube in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the aquatic center has been transformed into an incredible (and massive) indoor water park. Rather than just letting the record-smashing facility sit there unused, the owners have transformed the space into the fantastical Happy Magic Water Park, complete with slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, floating jellyfish and more. Now Beijing's second most visited tourist spot (after the Great Wall) is a hot spot for family activity and the largest water park in Asia.

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  1. Darren john June 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    This is – in my eyes – ‘typical’ China, having the freedom to create and build without the beaurocratic red tape. I visited the water cube in ’10 and what a wonderful example of modern architecture. Just great!

  2. Pinn June 5, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Interested to join this experience but the pool is so crowded.

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