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. However, if the pollution level is at or above 200, you might as well forget about trying to go because you won’t be able to see anything. There is a fake production set of the CCTV news and you can pretend to be an announcer. There is an expensive restaurant at the top but we didn’t check it out. My wife didn’t enjoy it very much and I thought it was ok but it wasn’t anything to write home about.