Beijing Exhibition CenterBeijing Exhibition Center was founded in 1954. It was the first grand and comprehensive exhibition hall in Beijing. Nowadays it has the exhibition company, Moscow Restaurant, theater, hotels, advertising company and pastry mill.

The history of the Beijing Exhibition Center traces back to the year 1952, a Chinese official visited the former Soviet Union. Soviet officials said that they would like to open an exhibition hall in China to demonstrate the economic and scientific successes. China decided to build Soviet Exhibition Centers in Beijing and Shanghai. This was to learn about the works that the Russians had successfully done. The completion of the Beijing Center was in 1954 and renamed as Beijing Exhibition Center by the formal opinion of Premier Zhou Enlai in 1958. Since then, Beijing Exhibition Center has held many international exhibitions mostly concerning the economic and cultural successes of socialist nations and Japan. 

In 1980s, Beijing Exhibition Center has become a state enterprise in the wave of Reform and Opening-up Policy. When Beijing was holding the 11th Asian Games in 1990, Beijing Exhibition Center was used as a grand shopping mall for foreign athletes and sports staffs.

In 1999 the center held a grand forty-day exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. In this occasion, the delegations from 33 regions (including Hong Kong and Macau) attended to demonstrate the successes in politics, economy, culture, education, defense and science in the fifty years history of the new China.

Beijing Exhibition CenterAddress : 135 Xizhimenwai Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing, China.
Postal code : 100044
Tel : 010-68316677
Fax : 010-68356605

Transportation : Beijing Subway get off at Xizhimen Station.
Bus route 7, 26, 27, 31, 52, 72, 334, 347, 360, 601, 708, 714, 716, 808, 811, 812, 814, 902 or 962 get off at Xizhimen.
7, 15, 19, 26, 31, 45, 52, 65, 72, 319, 332, 334, 347, 360, 601, 634, 714, 716, 808, 812, 814, 902 or 962 get off at Beijing Zoo.

Cable car 102, 103, 105, 107 or 111 at Xizhimen or Beijing Zoo.

Taxi : From Beijing Railway Station, the distance is 14 kilometers about 20 minutes at RMB 30 to 40.
From Beijing Railway West Station, the distance is 12 kilometers about 20 minutes at RMB 30 to 40.
From Beijing Capital Airport, the distance is 39 kilometers about 50 minutes at RMB 120 to 150.

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