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Beijing CCTV Tower

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Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Beijing CCTV Tower

Completed in 1994, Beijing Central Television Tower (CCTV Tower) is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Beijing. Reaching a staggering height of 405 meters the CCTV Tower is great for sightseeing and getting a bird’s eye view of Beijing. You should definitely make the most of your visit and not miss out on the opportunity to learn about the television culture of China. Each year the CCTV Tower attracts over 3.5 million visitors from all over the world. 

The observation platform of Beijing Central Television Tower is situated on the 22nd floor with a height of 238 meters (781 ft). It is the largest open observation platform among the towers in the world. It provides a panoramic view of the Beijing City. Besides, there is a 20-power automatic telescope for visitors. On the 19th floor, there is a post office where visitors can send postcards with special seals.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


No.11 Xisanhuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission Fee: 70 Yuan
Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 10:00PM
Best Time to Visit: Beijing CCTV Tower is suitable to visit all year round.

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Main Sights

Observation Platform and revolving restaurant

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1. The tower is in the western suburbs of Beijing and can be reached by subway by getting off at the Subway Line 1 Gong Zhu Fen station and walking north 15 to 20 minutes. 

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

1.Do try to avoid visiting the Beijing CCTV Tower during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October as it will be extremely crowded.

  2. Also do not visit during smog and hazy weather as you will not be able to get a good view from the observation platform.

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