Beijing’s Financial Street is essentially Wall Street without a stock exchange. This has been one of the leading financial districts in China for some time now, and it continues to take a more international dynamic as the Chinese economy grows. A staggering 90 percent of all national loans are ultimately funded here.
Office buildings and corporate towers including Beijing International Finance Building, China Merchant’s Bank, and the Bank of China headquarters dominate the skyline here. This is also where the Auditing Administration and the attractive Capital Times Square buildings are located. All of these new and impressive buildings are joined by luxurious business hotels on Financial Street that look after China’s top executives when they’re in the capital.
On the fringes of these world-class business facilities are several other notable sites. None of the outstanding attractions are historical, but there are a few nearby cultural venues such as the Central Conservatory of Music, where regular concerts are held. Financial Street also hosts the China Science and Technology Hall, which hosts technology exhibitions and seminars. This area also hosts the Beijing Olympic Basketball arena and the Beijing Children’s Hospital.
Accommodation in Financial Street district is exclusive and upmarket. High rise, internationally-known hotels on the operate some of China’s most successful fine-dining establishments, while onsite shopping malls deal in imported designer brands. Few tourists venture to Financial Street, but those who do are consistently amazed by the ultra-modern hotels in the area. If tourists choose to stay here, they’ll only be a 15-minute walk from important attractions like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.