A Westernized Beijing
If you are in Beijing and feel like taking a break from the temples, a good idea would be to take the line 10 of the metro and have a walk in the Beijing Central Business District. A whole new Beijing is awaiting you there, full of skyscrapers and western-style modernity.
There is one building in particular that will catch your attention: the CCTV Headquarters. The 234 m building, completed in 2008, is probably the most recognizable building in Beijing.
Beijing’s Central Business District area is still new and developing. The virtual tour above only shows the immediate environment around the Jintaixizhao Station, But the area is much bigger!
With its westernized, high class atmosphere, shopping, restaurants and nightlife, it is increasingly attracting more and more expatriates – and it makes the area enjoyable for the normal tourist as well.
Located between the second and third ring roads, east of downtown, it is really easy to access and well worth a visit. You have no excuse for missing it!