Diaoyutai State Guesthouse

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Entrance to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse

The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (simplified Chinese: 钓鱼台宾馆; traditional Chinese: 釣魚台賓館; pinyin: Diàoyútái Guó Bīnguǎn) is a historic hotel and guesthouse complex in Beijing, China. It includes a number of buildings, houses and gardens. The hotel complex is mentioned as one of the Ten Great Buildings, a list of landmarks constructed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

The guesthouse is located in Beijing's Haidian District, to the west of Sanlihe Road and to the east of Yuyuantan Park.

The guesthouse is used to house visiting foreign dignitaries and provincial government officials. During the Cultural Revolution, it was used as the office of the Central Cultural Revolution Group, and the residence of Chairman Mao Zedong, Jiang Qing (Madame Mao), Chen Boda and Kang Sheng. Since then, the guesthouse has also been open to paying customers. Kim Jong-un stayed at the Guesthouse's No. 18 villa during his 2018 trip to China.[1]

The name "Diaoyutai" means "angling platform", and is so named because the site was a favourite fishing spot of Emperor Zhangzong of Jin. It is not related to the Diaoyutai Islands.

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  1. ^ Shim, Elizabeth (March 28, 2018). "Kim Jong Un visits China's 'Silicon Valley' during Beijing trip". UPI. Kim stayed at the famous No. 18 villa of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where a night's stay costs about $50,000, according to Channel A. 

Coordinates: 39°55′0.83″N 116°19′40.51″E / 39.9168972°N 116.3279194°E / 39.9168972; 116.3279194