CCTV Headquarters Tours

The China Central Television (or CCTV) Headquarters is situated within an unusually-shaped skyscraper in Beijing’s central business district. This seemingly gravity-defying structure was designed by the Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, and is made up of two leaning towers joined at the top and bottom, creating an irregular grid with an open center. The building’s distinct shaped has earned it the nickname, ‘Big Underpants’ among Beijing locals.

While visitors are not allowed access to the CCTV Headquarters, the outside of the building is an attraction in itself. Security remains tight, particularly after fireworks during the Chinese New Year festivities of 2009 caused a fire in the Television Cultural Center, which sits adjacent to the main building. 

Practical Info

The CCTV Headquarters are located at 32 Dongsanhuan Middle Road in Beijing’s CBD. The nearest subway station is Jintaixizhao.
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Address: 32 E 3rd Ring Rd Middle, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
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4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Authentic Chinese Dinner on Hutong Street

Under the cloak of darkness, Beijing transforms into an illuminated wonderland. This private 4-hour tour allows you to experience the Chinese capital by night and includes an authentic meal from a restaurant of your choice. See Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and Beijing National Stadium lit up and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.  
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

Watch Beijing light up for the night on a 3-hour nighttime sightseeing tour of China’s capital city. Travel with a private guide in a comfortable vehicle to see Tiananmen Square, and admire the dramatic architecture of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarters and Beijing National Stadium. Explore a maze of food stalls at the Donghuamen Night Market and Wangfujing Night Market; discover some great local bars around Houhai Lake; and check out the colorfully lit Central Business District shopping centers.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Mongolian Yurt Dinner with Jing-A Brewing Hopping and Beijing CBD Night Tour

Savor a Mongolian-themed ‘yurt’ tent dinner, tour the Central Business District (CBD), and enjoy a glass of craft beer on this private 4-hour Beijing night tour. Enjoy a traditional Mongolian dinner in an authentic-style yurt before a panoramic sightseeing tour of the CBD’s illuminated landmarks. Finally, visit the hip Sanlitun nightlife quarter for a craft beer at the trendy Jing-A Brewing taproom. Your experience includes dinner, beer, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour includes National Theatre

Beyond Beijing’s historical highlights, discover another side of the Chinese capital on this modernist architecture-themed itinerary. Set off directly from your local hotel, and explore with just a private guide for company. You’ll visit the National Centre for the Performing Arts (known as the Giant Egg) and the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, and will admire numerous other city highlights, from the Beijing National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest) to the CCTV Headquarters and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Beijing Private Night Tour to Tiananmen, Olympic Tower, The Place, CCTV tower

Spend 3 hours explore top night attractions such as night Tiananmen Square, Board the 268-meter Olympic Tower , overlooking the series of pearl lines whole marvelous view of night Beijing. See night colorful Bird's Nest, Water Cub. Experience the world's largest LED screen at World Trade center area (The Place) to see the light show with mysteries of the vast ocean stories. Hotel pickup and drop-off, tickets to the 268-meter Olympic Tower (Nail Tower ) are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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