Top 10 buildings on Chang'an Avenue of Beijing

By Zhang Junmian
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   The Cultural Palace of Nationalities


The Cultural Palace of Nationalities [Photo / Xinhua]

Completed and opened in October 1959 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the Cultural Palace of Nationalities is located on the north side of the West Chang'an Avenue. It's a high-rise featuring the unique elements of traditional Chinese architecture. The 67-meter, 13-story main building is surrounded by side wings on the east and west. Inside, there are five exhibition halls covering 3,400 square meters. It has an abundant collection of more than 50,000 exquisite ethnic cultural relics, including costumes, coins and currency, musical instruments, handicrafts and religious articles, fully demonstrating the colorful culture of different ethnic groups. The building was listed as one of the architectural treasures of China in the 20th century by the International Union of Architects (IUA) in 1999.

Travel Tips:


Open Hours: 9:00-16:00

Admission: Free (Valid identification required)

Getting There: Take Bus No. 7, 10, 15 or 61 to Minzu Wenhua Gong Stop, or take Subway Line 1 to Xidan Station

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