Chang'an Avenue, a major thoroughfare in China's capital city of Beijing, is an open-air live museum of architecture. Known as the east-west central axis of the city, the historic avenue extends nearly 45 kilometers from Tongzhou District in the east to Shijingshan District in the west.
The core section of Chang'an Avenue stretches 6.7 kilometers from Fuxingmen on the Western 2nd Ring Road to Jianguomen on the Eastern 2nd Ring Road. Along this section, there are more than 50 important and internationally renowned structures.
Here, China.org.cn has picked the top 10 classic buildings built after 1949 along the Chang'an Avenue.
Beijing International Hotel
Opened for business in December 1987, Beijing International Hotel is located in the central section of the Chang’an Avenue. [sjstt.cn]
Getting There: Take Subway Line 2 to Beijing Station