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Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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Address: No.20 Qianmendong Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Offers good overview of Beijing layout

Interesting displays and movies although you have to time it to see the main 3D movie as it isn't shown between 11:30 and 2:30. The scale model is really neat- we could see where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you really would like to understand the geography and development of Beijing, start here. The history and future of Beijing is presented in an exemplary way, please see the movie, it will enable you to orient yourself in this great metropolitan historic treasure, the unique amazing architecture and the advancing global city.

Thank Magnus J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting displays and movies although you have to time it to see the main 3D movie as it isn't shown between 11:30 and 2:30. The scale model is really neat- we could see where our accommodation is in relation to all the key sights. Costs R30 to get in although there are discounts for over 65s. Located right in the... More 

Thank Dave_of_Perth
Forest Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I am an urban planner so when a guide book briefly mentioned this attraction, I felt compelled to seek it out. It was a quiet place with amazing models of Beijing. Best of all no lines and great air conditioning. It does a great job of illustrating how Beijing has quickly become such a large city.

Thank BridgetandTom
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I'm surprised at some of the bad reviews. This is about city planning so don't expect school type exhibits. See this before you go to anything else in Beijing. There is a great bronze half globe in the entrance showing Beijing city, the 6 ring roads, surrounding hills and lakes, and the great Wall. It's great to get your bearings.... More 

Thank Superpear
Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It's 150 m walk from exit B of the Qianmen metro station on line 2. Gate fee is 30 RMB. The museum spans 4 floors. English is sparse. The exhibits did not provide good outline of Beijing city planning. Most exhibits stood alone without any focus on how either a city mandate or technology advancement pushed the city forward. For... More 

1 Thank Paulo D
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

There was less than 10 people when I visited. The building is a white elephant, the exhibits were mostly poorly maintained or not operating. There is an impressive model on the 2nd level but that's about it. Nothing to buy here either as they were selling standard souvenirs available elsewhere.

Thank SupraLibra
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

So yeah... the model of the city is genuinly cool -especially if you like models-. The rest of the museum?... well it aspired to be hi-tech and interactive, but today almost all off the technology is broken and out of order...

Thank SimonDesmet
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We went there thanks to a very good friend who lives in Beijing, and I have to say it's a must to understand the plan of this huge city, the model shown is simply perfect and the geo location of Beijing is very well explained. You can also understand why the pollution is so high depending on the winds. Really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Informative place but pretty boring. Our guide spent so much time explaining in details every aspects of this exhibition that most of us were bored after 2 hours. And we were still not finished. Our group were made up of few kids, elderly people & teenagers and adults, who did not enjoy the visit. We had to tell her to... More 

2 Thank Travelove58
Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

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... More 

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