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Top 8 Most Beautiful Buildings in China

With the rapid development of economy, there are a number of landmark buildings in major cities of China, and they can represent the connotation of a city. Now, let’s take a look at the top 8 most beautiful buildings in China that foreigners have rated.

Moon Hotel Huzhou

Rising up on the south bank of Taihu Lake, Huzhou city, Zhejiang Province, Moon Hotel, formally known as Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, is the first aquatic seven-star hotel in China. The ring-shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Hotel is 101.2 meters high and 116 meters wide with 25 floors, which was designed by world famous Chinese architect Ma Yansong. Sheraton Hot Spring Resort has become a city card and landmark in Huzhou, China. It may seem like a creative building during the day, but when the LED lights are on at night, the hotel reflects on the lake, which is quite splendid. No wonder it was voted one of the eight most beautiful buildings in China.

 Recommended Tours: Zhejiang Tours

National Centre Theatre Beijing

National Centre Theatre or National Centre for the Performing Arts of China, located in the west of Tiananmen Square, is one of Beijing's landmark buildings. Designed by French architect Paul Andrew, the National Centre Theatre is Asia's largest theatre complex. National Centre Theatre is a semi ellipsoidal dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It looks like an egg floating on water, or a water drop.

 Recommended Tours: Beijing Tours

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story mega tall skyscraper in Pudong District, Shanghai. Shanghai Tower is the tallest building China and the third tallest building in the world, surpassing the nearby Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. It has the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure (Level 121, 561.25 m) and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second (74 km/h; 46 mph). Shanghai Tower is a well spotted architecture in the Shanghai skyline viewing from the Bund.

 Recommended Tours: Shanghai Tours

Bird’s Nest Beijing

Beijing Bird's Nest, as the main stadium of the Beijing Olympic Games, can be regarded as a landmark sports building and Olympic heritage. As the world's largest steel structure architecture, the structure of the stadium is very distinctive. The shape of the stadium is like a nest that breeds life, and it holds the hope of the future for mankind. Bird's Nest is also known as the great architectural work of the fourth-generation stadium. The stadium was designed by Jacques Herzog, De Meuron, Ai Weiwei and Li Xinggang. The National Stadium has become a landmark tourist attraction in modern Beijing.

 Recommended Tours: Beijing Tours

Harbin Opera House

Harbin Opera House, located in the Cultural Island of Songbei District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, including the Grand Theatre (1600 seats) and the small theater (400 seats), mainly adopts the shape design of the special-shaped hyperboloid. The Harbin Opera House is a work of art and was designed by Ma Yansong and his MAD architectural firm. From above, the blazing white 850,349-square-foot venue looks like an extension of the surrounding wetlands, waterways, and snowy terrain. It is built according to the water, which well reflects the design concept of the northern landscape. It is one of top 8 most beautiful buidlings in China.

 Recommended Tours: Harbin Tours

CITIC Tower Beijing

CITIC Tower or China Zun, situated in the CBD of Chaoyang, is considered as the highest skyscraper in Beijing with a height of 528 meters. The tower’s architectural shape is modeled after the Zun - the ancient Chinese ritual vessels used to hold wine, with obvious Chinese characteristics. It is the headquarters building of China CITIC Group, with 115 floors and can accommodate 12,000 people. It has the world's first Jump Lift elevator with a height of over 500 meters. CITIC Tower was named "Top Ten Contemporary Chinese Architecture" and will be a new landmark of Beijng. It’s no doubt one of top 8 beautiful buildings in China.

 Recommended Tours: Beijing Tours

Ordos Museum

The Ordos Museum is a comprehensive museum integrating cultural relics exhibition, collection and office that located in the central area of Kangbashi New Area, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia. The Ordos Museum is designed by MAD Architects and looks like a massive rock eroded by wind and rain. The bronze metal appearance records the ancient vicissitudes of the grassland civilization and the long history of Ordos. The façade of the entire building is made up of irregular hyperboloids with a slanted glass skylight at the top. The exhibition of the museum focuses on the Mongolian culture of genghis khan and ordos.

 Recommended Tours: Ordos Tours

Sanya Beauty Crown Grand Tree Hotel

Standing in the beautiful Sanya, Beauty Crown Grand Tree Hotel is a world-class hotel complex integrating ultra-luxury hotels, business exhibitions, shopping plazas, leisure and entertainment, food and beverage, and tourism culture. The hotel complex consists of nine iconic buildings in the shape of a phoenix tree. The overall construction scale of the project is 600,000 square meters, with a total investment of more than 10 billion RMB, which is the largest hotel project complex with total investment in China. If you travel to Sanya, don’t miss this beautiful hotel.

 Recommended Tours: Sanya Tours

The above is top 8 most beautiful buildings in China.