Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita), Beijing

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Observation Deck Architectural Building
Take in the sprawling cityscape from a lofty vantage point at Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita), a landmark of the Beijing skyline. Completed in 1992, the structure serves as a broadcasting tower for Central China Television, and features an informative area regarding the company on the third accessible level. Head to the 238 m (781 ft) observation deck, and then dine in the rotating restaurant high above the city. You'll need to pass a security check upon entry to the tower, and food and drink is not permitted inside. Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Beijing Edition.
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  • It is recommended to go to climb the tower and see the city lights at night. It is a height of 230 m approximately, and the view is amazing. I recommend it
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  • Not to be confused with the new CCTV building Tower. The tower is the classic tower with antennas at the peak and, unlike that in the Palace, you can log on to see the view from the Observatory. Quite usual aside from plain sight.
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  • I love seeing buildings with unique architecture, and the CCTV building defiinitely fits the bill. If you see it from the right angle, it looks like it should absolutely be falling over. I'm not sure ...  more »

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