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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
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...More
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...More
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...More
The Tower is by no means a bucket list or top thing to do in China. It might not even be a must do, but if you have nothing else to do and want to visit a Beijing attraction, it might be worth your while....More
It was difficult to get there by metro. Located near the 3rd Ring Road there is not much to see under the tower at night - the lit up builings are few kms far. So you need low level of smog, of course.