Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)

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Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)

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roamingmrmrs
Ontario, Canada92 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Super cool modern building best viewed from neighboring China world mall. Go to the mall and head to the top floor for some fancy food and cocktails. These restaurant have balconies with great views of cctv headquarters. Or, you can go down a level to a public access balcony and admire it from there. Can you see why locals call it the big pants?
Written 31 March 2019
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ekeat79
George Town, Malaysia687 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
This tower is easily noticeable along the Beijing city skyline, due to its unique (and some say "radical") architecture, which resembles a pair of boxer shorts. For this reason, the tower is popularly known among the locals as "Boxer Shorts".

Some important tips for those who wish to take photographs of this unique structure:
- As the tower is relatively tall, do not stand too near the tower to snap your photos. Go somewhere further away (and one that is without obstructions) in order to get the best angle.
- Snap your photos of the tower during the day, as it is only mildly illuminated at night and therefore has nothing much to offer for photo-buffs.
Written 27 February 2019
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LynsFrostee
London, UK526 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is obviously a great place to gain a high up view of Beijing. It’s not central though so the view is t quite as amazing as hoped.
To be honest the highlight for me was seeing the tower lit up at night. Very photogenic
Written 28 May 2018
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yossinir123
Tel Aviv, Israel3,541 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Central Radio and Television Tower is amazing building from architectural point of view.
We could not enter the building so we enjoy the amazing shape .
Written 5 May 2018
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zzzzdoc1
Largo, FL613 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We had a great view of this beautiful building from our hotel room. It’s truly incredible architecture, pity they don’t give tours.
Written 21 October 2017
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jonworld
London, UK1,451 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Firstly there are 2 CCTV buildings in Beijing confused here in some if the reviews and pictures

The central CCTV tower was built in 1987-94
It is way out in west Beijing and is a tall tower a bit like the Shanghai tower with a revolving restaurant and a viewing deck

(The new CCTV building was built 2002 -09 known as the big underpants is an arched shaped building in the CBD; i am nit sure whether you ate allowed to visit this )

I booked in advance as part of a modern Beijing tour
By chance it was the first time O had seen Beijing smog free with quite high winds

For me this one one of the highlights of my city tour
No one hardly goes there bit when its clear the views are fab

You can see downtown; forbidden city, birds nest , mountains and get a real feel for the city
Written 30 September 2017
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Joe
Shenzhen, China3,126 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Can't really get close to this building. Good for a photo or a selfie. Can't choose if it's ugly or creative. Exit C of metro
Written 10 August 2017
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xgully
Oakland, CA5 contributions
Aug 2016
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 the experience was to get a sense for the enormity and layout of the city. The shear number of buildings is remarkable. I would not recommend this place on any conditions with AQI>60.
Written 14 August 2016
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Janne U
Lahti, Finland30 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 9 August 2016
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Kim K
Helsinki, Finland20 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 its price. Nothing. But the wine - at extra price was good. The service was better than usually in China, some of the personnel understood some English and major credit cards were accepted. During our isit the weather and the visibility was good. We really enjoyed the sights in a nice environment with decent food and service. Definitively worth the money spent.
Written 26 June 2016
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