places/travel List of Famous Beijing Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Beijing skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Beijing architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Beijing are included on this list. Information about these Beijing buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Beijing and older historic landmarks.

This list has a variety of buildings, like Niujie Mosque and China World Trade Center Tower III, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Beijing?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Beijing. Famous architectural houses within the city of Beijing are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Beijing Fengtai Stadium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Beijing Buildings & Structures
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Beijing Fengtai Stadium


Beijing Fengtai Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Beijing, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Beijing Guoan. The stadium holds 31,043. Fengtai Stadium was not used for football during the Beijing Olympics of 2008. ...more

City/Town: Beijing, China


The Beijing Great Wheel, a 208-metre tall giant Ferris wheel, was to have been constructed in eastern Beijing's Chaoyang Park, one of the 2008 Summer Olympics venues. If it had been built, it would have become the world's tallest Ferris wheel, superseding the 165 m Singapore Flyer. The Great Wheel ...more

City/Town: China

Structural Height (m): 208.0

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Beijing Hotel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Beijing Buildings & Structures
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The Beijing Hotel is a five-star state-owned hotel complex in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, China. It is located at the southern end of Wangfujing Street, at the corner with East Chang'an Avenue, 1.5 km from Beijing Railway Station with views of the Forbidden City and part of Tiananmen Square. ...more

City/Town: Beijing, China

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Beijing National Stadium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Beijing Buildings & Structures
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Beijing National Stadium, officially the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, China. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches. ...more

City/Town: Olympic Green, Beijing, China

Opened: Mar 01 2008

Structural Height (m): 69.2

Created By: Jacques Herzog, Ai Weiwei, Pierre de Meuron, Li Xinggang

Construction Started: 2003-03

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