From above, one can take in the spectacular view of Beijing’s long-standing historical sites and magnificent ancient architectural complexes, as well as the newly built landmarks of jaw-dropping design and gaudy facades.
The CCTV tower (CCTV Headquarters)
Panoramic views of the city skyline will be available on the CCTV tower, 386.5m above the streets of Beijing, and overlooking Forbidden City, Bird’s Nest, China’s National Grand Theater, Summer Palace, etc. Inside the tower, there is a hanging revolving restaurant that is one of Beijing’s most distinctive restaurants and one of the city’s most romantic places.
Location: 32 E 3rd Ring Rd Middle, Chaoyang, Beijing
Right behind the Forbidden City (Palace Museum), the park was built over 1000 years ago and was the royal garden during Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, and still keeps the ancient hills, gates and walls. On the top, one can have the full picture of Forbidden City and marvel at its magnificent size and perfect layout. Look afar to enjoy the unique scenery of the imperial city.
Location: 44 Jingshan West Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
The 680-meter-high Dingdu Peak is another viewing platform for the panoramic 360 degree views of Beijing. Hidden in the stretches of mountains, Dingdu Pavilion is of quaint ancient Chinese structure and offers a great view of Yongding River and Chang’an Street from afar.
Location: Sangyu Village, Tanzhe Temple Town, Mentougou District, Beijing
Xiangshan Park (Fragrant Hills Park)
Famed for the red fall foliage, Xiangshan Park is also one of the best places for Beijing panorama views. Xianglu Peak (香炉峰), the main peak of the hill, is 557 meter high, where you can see the entire city in a clear day.
Location: eastern side of the Western Hills, approximately 10 kilometers to the west of Beijing
Atmosphere at China World Summit Wing – The Highest Bar in Beijing
Despite its haunting nostalgic aura, Beijing is also an exciting metropolis with wonderful night life. Have a trip to the top of China World Trade Centre Tower III (80th floor), the tallest building in Beijing, and enjoy the romantic hours at Atmosphere, with 360-degree panoramic views of the city (especially beautiful by night).
Location: 1 Jianguomen Outer St, Chaoyang, Beijing