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China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower)

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  Located to the west of Beijing 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 open 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) (1,329 feet, if the lightning rod is counted in.). Its base covers an area of 12,143 sq meters (14,523 sq yards). Many rehearsal halls are built below.

China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower)

China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower), China.

 

  Sights

 

  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.

China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower)

Travel at China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower) 

China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower)

View on top of the China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower)

 

  Stone carved painting in the east hall

 

  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.

 

  The Halls

 

  Inside it, 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.