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  • Address: Avenue Van Praetlaan 44, Brussels, Belgium
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays.

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Chinese and Japanese Towers Tours

King Leopold II wanted famous structures from around the world represented on his royal estate at Laeken, and architect Alexandre Marcel undertook the project with these two towers representing Japan and China. It is said that King Leopold was inspired by his visit to the 1900 Exhibition in Paris. The towers were completed in 1904, built entirely of wood, and connected by tunnel. The woodwork was completed by specialists from Shanghai and Yokohama, and on display are both Chinese and Japanese arts and artifacts dating back to the 17th century.

The area around both structures is surrounded by a lush garden, fit for picnics. The distinct cultural styles of both the Chinese pavilion and the Japanese pagoda makes them stand out amongst the rest of the city’s architecture. Standing tall in red and with adjacent wooden pavilions, the towers are unique parts of Brussels that are not to be missed.

Practical Info

The Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays. The site is located at Avenue Van Praetlaan 44. Take tram 3 or 23 there, or the closest metro station is Heysel. 

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