Can't really get close to this building. Good for a photo or a selfie. Can't choose if it's ugly or creative. Exit C of metro
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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.
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.
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.
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.