Attraction 20 Qianmen East Street Dongcheng, Beijing China Published on: 08-08-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|09:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is special ?
The Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is a national scenic area and is one of the best places in Beijing to educate your children about the politics and development of Beijing. It was opened to the public on September 24th, 2004 and is an exhibition hall that specializes in displaying the history, conditions, and future of Beijing’s urban planning and development.
Since the exhibition hall first opened, it has welcomed leaders from more than 70 countries and about one million visitors from both home and abroad. It has won high praise for its rich exhibitions and warm services. The reputation of the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall continues to improve and has become an important window that displays and highlights the city to the world. It is an important place where many politicians stop for state or foreign affairs. This exhibition hall is perhaps one of the most interesting places to understand the past, present, and future of Beijing. So head over there on your next day off and bring a guest with you.
What to explore at Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall?
Through advanced technology, substantially vivid content, and interesting ways that are often presented, the exhibition hall introduces the development history, urban patterns, and panoramic view of the modern urban planning. As a famous city with a vast, long history, it also displays the splendid future for city development.
The highlight is a massive scale model of the city, which takes up an entire floor and is best viewed with binoculars from above. Elsewhere, the first floor has nice old photographs of hutongs and traditional homes, and the second through fourth floors are simply strange, with 3D movies, booths showcasing the best of Beijing's municipal districts, and a model for a "future house."
How to get to Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall?
Buses with numbers 5, 9, 20, 44, 120 and 819 serve Beijing City planning Exhibition Hall. Qianmen Metro Station (line 2) is situated 400 meter away from the hall.
- A museum room with artifacts and maps
- Most famous Qing Dynasty-era architecture
- Big scale model display
- Historical exhibits, maps and displays
- Extraordinarily detailed scale model
20 Qianmen East Street Dongcheng, Beijing China
Tips for you
We have lived in Beijing for 8 years now and I like to take visitors here on their first day (especially as it's within walking distance to Tian An Men and Qianmen old street. Downstairs on the first floor, there's a bronze 'bowl' showing Beijing and the mountains surrounding the city. There's also a large bronze on the wall of what Beijing looked like in 1949 and then a to scale model of what Beijing looks like today. You can be right there on the 2nd floor, but get a better view from the 3rd floor. My kids like to see where they have lived, where their school is and what places they have been to visit in Beijing. There's also a good (and short - 20 minute) wide screen movie on the history of Beijing (10 RMB) plus a 4D movie (also 10 RMB) which was more propaganda and future plans for Beijing. The other exhibits vary and have been very good (folk customs, marriage, community in the old village) to mediocre (water conservation). Also important in Beijing - they had clean toilets! So definitely worth a visit for the 40 RMB admission fee.
On days when the Beijing smog gets too overwhelming but you still want to get a good look at the city, you can literally do so at the Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. It’s not Smithsonian-quality by any means, but the place is big, clean, centrally located (right off of Tiananmen Square), and relatively cheap at only RMB 40. Fourth floor has a huge scale model of the entire metropolis, and the other floors contain exhibits about the city which are interesting enough to keep you entertained for at least a good hour or two. If you have young kids, it’s a great spot for them to run around and burn off some pent-off energy while pretending they’re Godzilla. Definitely a worthwhile visit if you have a few extra days in this city.
Open from 9.00 am to 4.00pm Tues-Sunday at South -Eastern end of Tian'anmen close to subway station Qianmen on line 2,this display of present and future Beijing including Green future commitment of China is well worth visiting.The 3D and 4D presentations are inspirational and together with the spectacular model of Beijing in 1:750 scale covering an area of 302 square meters intergrated with the 1000 square meter aerial photographs on the same scale showcase the charms of Beijing as a modernized and culturally famous city.For 30Rmb entrance 10Rmb per movie this is a must see when in Beijing.
We traveled w/ college students on a study abroad trip & had our young children with us. We all liked this plae. Take the opportunity to see the IMAX-ish movie about the centuries of history about Beijing, as well as seeing the movie about their development plan for Beijing by 2012. It's impressive, but not the main attraction. DO NOT miss the scale model of the entire city. Beyond amazing!! An enormous room has aerial photos of the entire city - well as much of it as can fit in the room. The center of the city which has been rebuilt has scale models of everything. We LOVED it. A bonus is western-style bathrooms - real toilets. Got to the last stall or 2 to find them, but they are there! We girls were very happy about that!