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Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)

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Address: 11 Xisanhuanzhong Lu | West 11, Beijing 100048, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nice view, easy access and good buffet

There is a rotating section at the restaurant. So you can sit and look all around Beijing while you enjoy your meal. The price is reasonable and the buffet food offer everything... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
Kim K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Closed to the public. You can't get in. The guards would not let me in. There is no observation deck. I tried to get in on both sides of the building and circled the building even which is almost 2 miles. Don't waste your time.

Thank Justin H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I went to the CCTV Tower on an AQI~50 day at 3pm. I could see the mountains to the west and CBD to the east. The low-lying Forbidden City was perceptible, as were the distant Olympic Park buildings to the north. The finite amount of pollution veiled distant objects, even on a blue sky day. The best take away from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Worh to visit. When i was there weather was not good. So much smoggy. I could not see so far. But it was nice place to visit. Cost about 90 rmb to visit. Sorry my bad english.

Thank Janne U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

There is a rotating section at the restaurant. So you can sit and look all around Beijing while you enjoy your meal. The price is reasonable and the buffet food offer everything to everybody. There was even surprisingly good French fries. All soft drinks are included in the buffet, also the beer. In our opinion it was however exactly worth... More 

Thank Kim K
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Tower is by no means a bucket list or top thing to do in China. It might not even be a must do, but if you have nothing else to do and want to visit a Beijing attraction, it might be worth your while. However, if the pollution level is at or above 200, you might as well forget... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It was difficult to get there by metro. Located near the 3rd Ring Road there is not much to see under the tower at night - the lit up builings are few kms far. So you need low level of smog, of course.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Antenna gives great views in pollution free weather. The rotating restaurant is 300RMB for a meal. The Observatory just over 100RMB. There is a cheesy TV studio mock up up the tower, and some over tit tat nick nack shops on the ground floor with token magicians and weird shows. The main star is the view though. I've been... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This place has beutiful modern architecture. Close to the pearl market. Easily accessible by Beijing metro.

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Daly City, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Definitely worth visiting if you have the time. The tower when it lights up at night is quite beautiful. Most Beijinger's wouldn't recommend you coming here if it's your first time in Beijing. While it is beautiful it's not worth the time and effort to come here there are much more beautiful and much more famous towers elsewhere in the... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

This was my second visit of the tower. The first time I only made some pictures from the ground because of the weather. Now I had the chance of a almost clear sky, which is good enough for Beijing. First I had problems buying the ticket with my card, so if you plan to get to the tower prepare those... More 

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