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Central Radio and TV tower

   Located to the west of Xisanhuan Middle Road, it is close to Yuyuantan Park and Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Construction began in January 1987. In 1994, the project was completed and it was opened to the public on October 1st of the same year.

 

  Taking up an area of 15.4 hectares, it reaches 386.5 meters tall (1,268 feet, or 1,329 feet, if the lightning rod is counted). Its base covers an area of 12,143 sq meters (14,523 sq yards). The square, the surrounding verandah, the foundation, the pedestal, the body, the turret, and the mast together constitute it. Its pedestal imitates double-tiered roofs of ancient Chinese palaces, while its turret (689 feet above the ground) looks like a big palace lantern. When colored lights glow at night, it is like a giant lantern.

 

 

  On the first floor, a gigantic stone carving is hanging on the wall of the East Hall, with 20 meters (22 yards) long, 8.7 meters (9.5 yards) wide and an area of 171.4 sq meters (205 sq yards). In the carving, you can see China's most distinctive mountains and rivers.

 

  Inside the hall, visitors can visit the revolving restaurant, indoor viewing hall, open-air sightseeing platform, and Liuyun (white cloud) Hall, each on different floors.

 

  The revolving restaurant on the eighteenth floor can admit 250 people and features Chinese and Western-style buffets. It takes 80 minutes to make a full rotation. Visitors can enjoy the cuisine while viewing the city sights.

 

  The indoor viewing hall is on the nineteenth floor.

 

  The highest post office in Beijing is in this hall. You can buy postcards from the office and mail them with the postmark of the in-the-air post office.

 

 

  The open-air sightseeing platform on the twenty-second floor is 238 meters (781 feet) above the ground, and is believed to be the biggest one of its kind all over the world. Chang'an Avenue, the Summer Palace, and other places can be seen clearly from the platform. Liuyun Hall on the twenty–third floor is the venue of celebrations and recreational activities.

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Central Radio and TV tower

Admission:

70 Yuan

Opening Hours:

08:30-22:00

Phone:010-88416232

Best Time to Visit: Whole Year