Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)

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Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)

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tetelu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions
Solo
This was my second visit of the tower. The first time I only made some pictures from the ground because of the weather. Now I had the chance of a almost clear sky, which is good enough for Beijing.
First I had problems buying the ticket with my card, so if you plan to get to the tower prepare those 70RMB. There is an extra ticket for the restaurant if interested.
Once you get to the open deck you realize it's a lot colder out there. I was there in the evening, and it was very windy (expected) and freezing cold! If you plan to stay longer than 15 minutes bring gloves and hats. They have some jackets there to use, but it's the hands that will suffer most.
If you are a photographer, and you want some good shots, get a stable tripod, a heavy one. Mine was too light and couldn't face the wind problem. Notice that at one moment when it gets darker outside, the lights will be turned on, towards the tower itself, and this will ruin any short range photos; you need proper lens hood for that
With proper equipment and patience you will get the shots you came for.
Written March 25, 2013
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YorkHiker
Yorkshire, UK1,391 contributions
Couples
The Antenna gives great views in pollution free weather. The rotating restaurant is 300RMB for a meal. The Observatory just over 100RMB. There is a cheesy TV studio mock up up the tower, and some over tit tat nick nack shops on the ground floor with token magicians and weird shows. The main star is the view though. I've been up at night and in day light - go up in daylight.
Written October 26, 2015
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Kim K
Helsinki, Finland20 contributions
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 June 26, 2016
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States155 contributions
Solo
Definitely worth visiting if you have the time.
The tower when it lights up at night is quite beautiful. Most Beijinger's wouldn't recommend you coming here if it's your first time in Beijing.

While it is beautiful it's not worth the time and effort to come here there are much more beautiful and much more famous towers elsewhere in the world.

Summary-
While beautiful...not worth seeing if you don't have the time to do so.
Written September 9, 2013
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tetelu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions
Solo
I was wandering through Beijing and got off the bus one day, and I saw the tower. I don;t know why it is not a popular attraction among tourists or beijingers.
The building is impressive and if you have the chance of a clear day you will get a fantastic panorama.
Worth visiting.
Written October 21, 2012
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roamingmrmrs
Ontario, Canada92 contributions
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 March 31, 2019
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jonworld
London, UK1,464 contributions
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 September 30, 2017
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xgully
Oakland, CA5 contributions
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 August 14, 2016
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Janne U
Lahti, Finland30 contributions
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 August 9, 2016
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AshwinPBIndia
Bengaluru, India132 contributions
Family
This place has beutiful modern architecture. Close to the pearl market. Easily accessible by Beijing metro.
Written October 4, 2015
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