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The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse is located in the east of Yuyantan Park, it is composed of a group of archaic royal gardens and a modern state guesthouse, covering an area of 420,000 square meters, of which more than 50,000 square meters are water surface.

The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse is located at the ancient Diaoyutai scenic spot which was once an imperial mansion with a history of more than 800 years. The name "Diaoyutai" means "fishing terrace", and is so named because the site was a favourite fishing spot of Emperor Zhangzong of Jin Dynasty.

In 1958, the government expand Diaoyutai and built 17 villas of different styles. it was turned into a state guesthouse to house visiting foreign dignitaries and provincial government officials, as well as various important foreign affairs activities, such as meetings, talks and banquets are also held here.

From 1980, the State Guesthouse has evolved and opened up to the outside world, the residence now is a celebrated five-star hotel. It now receives not only heads of foreign states and dignitaries but also business guests. Each year many enterprises, organize all sorts of large business activities here. But access to Diaoyutai's No.18 and No.12 villas is strict and guests must satisfy a number of requirements.

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