Visitors to Beijing from all over the world continue to express surprise at the fast development of Beijing and the modernity displayed at the shopping mecca of Wangfujing Street -the capital's most expensive chunk of land and at the luxurious Oriental Plaza Complex.
The Oriental Plaza cost $2 billion to build.
Among the attractions of the complex are not only the shops, but less visible the luxury business offices and appartments. Inside the complex is the Hyatt Oriental Plaza Hotel & Appartments.
Other attractions include a large cinema.
This page was last updated on: June 18, 2017
Cars line up at he the Crossing of Wanfujing Street and Chang An Eternal Peace Avenue. Overview of Oriental Plaza in background.
Oriental Plaza Shops -
Oriental Plaza is located at DongChangÁn Jie', east of Wanfujing Street Corner. Etc etc.
A view towards the East from Chang An Club at DongChangÁn Jie'. Grand Hotel Beijing with behind it Oriental Plaza are bathing in sunlight.
Oriental Plaza Museums -
Oriental Plaza is further home to three museums.
The museums reflect the high level of cooperation between the government and individual companies during the boom early years of the 1990's. For example, the large japanese company Sony is presented to the Chinese Public by the ExploraScience Museum, and the Museum of Treasured Antiques is the brain-child of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-xing, who's Hutchinson-Whampoa Ltd. is one of the main investment groups involved in the creation of the Complex . Li Ka-xing is a Hong Kong billionaire referred to as "enigmatic" or "elusive." .
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