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National Library of China

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If you have some free time

We had some time to spare so decided to visit the library. There are a lot of exhibition halls... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Yibin, China
A good piece of architecture

I went there cos I was attracted by the building, it is a good piece of architecture. The library... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We had some time to spare so decided to visit the library. There are a lot of exhibition halls with exhibitions of ancient Chinese literature. It was quite spectacular to see the old writings, book and interactive screens unfortunately there is not much English to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rynovdw94
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I went there cos I was attracted by the building, it is a good piece of architecture. The library was designed by the German company KSP Engel & Zinnermann. It is spacious, having plenty of light, and most importantly the collection. Visitors have to pass...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TheLittleGardener
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This library is well designed and very clean. Parking lot is not crowded, metro station and bus stop are not far(Just next to the entrance), staff are nice...everything is perfect.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

the library is a modern one, with several floors hoarding many books. the drawback was the seats are always full. you need an id to get into here.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank yz1991
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This wouldn't be top of many must see lists. But it's well worth the effort. It's a huge beautiful building. Lots of exhibitions there about archeology and literature and art etc. It's clean and cool. Good place to sit and relax. Must store your bag...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The modern National Library of China, known as 国图 (guotu), is located to the west of Beijing Zoo, next to a big avenue leading to the northern university region and tech neighbourhood Zhongguancun. The old part is located in a beautiful old traditional building just...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank annales_bruxellensis
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Now this is a place to visit. I know it may be outside your itinerary for Beijing, but it would be a stellar addition to your architectural visit to this architectural maverick of a city. This is a work of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten from...More

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank Vlad J
Reviewed June 16, 2016

This place is an easy walk from the (easy-to-use) subway and a moderate walk from the zoo. It's well worth the small effort. You have to store your bags (for free) downstairs before you enter the building. Right now, there's a really cool display about...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JSSAmber
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We heard the National Library is a sight to see so we went down there on the subway. It’s cool because you really can’t get lost as the subway stop is so named National Library. Once you get off the subway it’s a couple hundred...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Among myself and my friends's favourite places during our vacation International Visit to Beijing. Contains a lot of infrustructure for users need. Technology suitable for peers to use.

Date of experience: November 2015
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