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National Library of China

No.33 Zhongguancun South Main Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
+86 10 8854 4114
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the library is a modern one, with several floors hoarding many books. the drawback was the seats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuanxi Z
Seriously need to add this to your to do list

This wouldn't be top of many must see lists. But it's well worth the effort. It's a huge beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Joe_Macpherson04
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Shenzhen, China
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“shop” (2 reviews)
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No.33 Zhongguancun South Main Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
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+86 10 8854 4114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the library is a modern one, with several floors hoarding many books. the drawback was the seats are always full. you need an id to get into here.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This wouldn't be top of many must see lists. But it's well worth the effort. It's a huge beautiful building. Lots of exhibitions there about archeology and literature and art etc. It's clean and cool. Good place to sit and relax. Must store your bag...More

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The modern National Library of China, known as 国图 (guotu), is located to the west of Beijing Zoo, next to a big avenue leading to the northern university region and tech neighbourhood Zhongguancun. The old part is located in a beautiful old traditional building just...More

Thank annales_bruxellensis
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Now this is a place to visit. I know it may be outside your itinerary for Beijing, but it would be a stellar addition to your architectural visit to this architectural maverick of a city. This is a work of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten from...More

3  Thank Vlad J
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is an easy walk from the (easy-to-use) subway and a moderate walk from the zoo. It's well worth the small effort. You have to store your bags (for free) downstairs before you enter the building. Right now, there's a really cool display about...More

Thank JSSKansas
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We heard the National Library is a sight to see so we went down there on the subway. It’s cool because you really can’t get lost as the subway stop is so named National Library. Once you get off the subway it’s a couple hundred...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Among myself and my friends's favourite places during our vacation International Visit to Beijing. Contains a lot of infrustructure for users need. Technology suitable for peers to use.

Thank fiqah z
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Bookshop of the National Library Beijing. An outstanding collection of high quality museum objects from the National Library. Located on the right hand side of the main entrance underneath the steps leading to the main entrance. The prices are a little high, but the designs...More

Thank seed37
Reviewed 3 January 2014

National Library of China abbreviated as NLC is the largest library of the world contains millions of books. These books are worldwide collection of Chinese historical background and documentation. The library is well-managed by the staff, it is clean, airy and very large. Architecture of...More

1  Thank carol b
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