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Haidian (海淀 Hǎidiàn) is a large district in the north-west of Beijing.



Haidian was built during the Yuan Dynasty (Mongol period, 1279-1368). Throughout later dynastic history, the district grew to become a thriving commercial area, housing the summer palaces of the emperors. It is now a center of academic activity and technological development. Notable parts include:

Tsinghua University - Square building



Wudaokou is one of the most well-known centers of nightlife in Beijing. Much of the district caters to nearby students (due to Haidian having many universities), and there is a bustling nightlife scene. Can be accessed through Line 13 of the Beijing subway, and has good transport links all around. There is a large Korean minority. Prices in Wudaokou are generally cheaper than other nightlife centers in the city.

Tsinghua/Peking Universities

Peking University
Map of Beijing/Haidian

The two universities of Tsinghua University and Peking University are regarded as the best universities in China. These two universities, along with others in the area, have expansive campuses and many services catering mostly to students.




Zhongguancun is Beijing's technological center, and can be accessed through Line 10 and Line 4. The region is littered with shops selling electronics and IT products as well as many places to eat and drink.

Get in


Lines 4 (north-south), 10 (north-south), 16 (north-south), 7 (entering from the southeast), 9 (north-south), 1 (east-west), 6 (east-west) and 13 (entering from the northeast) make it easy to reach Haidian's busier areas by public transport. Taxis from the central Beijing districts may take 30–45 minutes; buses even longer.



Historical sites

One ruin at the Old Summer Palace
  • 1 Old Summer Palace (圆明园 Yuánmíngyuán), 28 Qinghua West Road 清华西路28号 (exit Yuanminyuan Park Station), +86 10 62543673. Built in the 18th and early 19th centuries, these gardens were home to the emperors and Qing court. They were looted and destroyed in 1860 on the orders of Lord Elgin, head of an Anglo-French expedition to Beijing; the French protested the order but made sure to get their share of the loot. Many see this as yet another example of the evils of imperialism. The Chinese government continues to maintain it in a ruined state as a reminder of the humiliation China suffered at the hands of foreign powers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    To Elgin it was a richly deserved and carefully chosen punishment for a series of Chinese outrages, notably the torture and murder of a number of prisoners. He could have burned Beijing or executed people, but he wanted something that would strike at the court and nobles rather than the common people. He considered destroying the Forbidden City but that would have risked having the fires spread across Beijing, so he chose to destroy this rural upper-class playground instead.
    The historical novel Flashman and the Dragon includes an account of the event.
    ¥10 entrance. Old Summer Palace (Q907894) on Wikidata Old Summer Palace on Wikipedia
The Summer Palace
  • 2 Summer Palace (颐和园 Yíhéyuán) (Take metro line 4 to Beigongmen (北宫门) station), +86 10 62881144. Apr-Oct: 06:30-20:00 (last admission 18:00), Nov-Mar: 07:00-19:00 (last admission 17:00). Extensive gardens and palaces constructed by the Qing emperors that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, regarded as one of China's Four Great Gardens. In 1860, British and French soldiers damaged much of what was then known as the "Garden of Clear Ripples", but the area would be rebuilt and renamed by the Empress Dowager Cixi, using funds intended for modernizing the Qing navy. To arrive, take the 4 subway to Beigongmen. This is adjacent to the north park entrance, north of a steep hill. It is highly recommended to walk around this hill (or over the top) on one of the many trails, to see the royal buildings which are scattered around the palace grounds. The ferry rides on the large lake (south of the hill) are very fun. Admission ¥50, ¥10 one way on boat. Summer Palace (Q4132) on Wikidata Summer Palace on Wikipedia
  • 3 Wall of Khanbaliq. Khanbaliq translates as "the khan's camp"; it was the capital of the Yuan Dynasty. It was a substantial city even in Yuan times (see Marco Polo's late 13th century description), and later grew into Beijing, but nearly all Beijing's important buildings were built by later dynasties.
  • 4 Linglong Pagoda and the Linglong Park.


  • 5 Beijing World Art Museum (500 m north of Military Museum subway station). Art museum with calligraphy and other paintings. Check the China Millennium Monument, the huge sundial on top with great views. Free. China Millennium Monument (Q1056441) on Wikidata Beijing World Art Museum on Wikipedia
  • 6 Haidian Museum (海淀博物馆), 1-28 Zhongguancun Street (中关村大街28-1号) (Just outside Exit B of Haidian-Huangzhuang Station at the intersection of Lines 4 and 10. In the same complex as the Haidian Theatre), +86 10 82886800, . Tu-Su 09:00-16:30, closed on Mondays. Free.
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
  • 7 Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution (中国人民革命军事博物馆 Zhōngguó Rénmín Gémìng Jūnshì Bówùguǎn), 9 Fuxing Lu 海淀区复兴路9号, +86 10 68529647, . Tu-Su 9AM-5PM; latest entrance 4PM, closed Mo. A great place to read the official Chinese version of what happened in Chinese military history, from ancient times up to 1949. There are also airplanes, boats, guns, missiles, rockets and vehicles on display (including U.S. military hardware evidently seized during the Korean conflict). You can pay an extra ¥5 to take a picture in a 1980s era Chinese tank. Very few signs are translated to English. Entrance is free with passport. Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution (Q1789184) on Wikidata Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution on Wikipedia
  • 8 Art Museum of Tsinghua University (清华大学艺术博物馆), Qinghua University, 30 Shuangqing Road (双清路30号清华大学) (on the east side of the campus and accessible via East Gate 3; you can walk here from Qinghuadongluxikou Station on Line 15), +86 10 62781012 (enquiries), +86 10 62781023 (suggestions and complaints), . 09:00-17:00, no entry after 16:30, closed on Mondays and during the Spring Festival. ¥20 (standard tickets), ¥60 (special exhibitions).
  • 9 The Museum of Ethnic Cultures of the Minzu University of China (中央民族大学民族博物馆), Minzu University of China, 27 Nanda Street, Zhongguan Village (中关村南大街27号中央民族大学校园内) (in the southwestern corner of the campus, next to the university library), +86 10 68933341, . M-Th 09:00-17:00, except for public holidays and university vacation periods. ¥10.
  • 10 Art Gallery (and Library) of China National Academy of Painting (画院美术馆), 54 Xi San Huan North Road (西三环北路54号) (700 meters north of Huayuanqiao Station on Line 6), +86 10 68412606. M-F 09:00-11:30, 13:30-16:30, no entry after 16:00. Besides painting, there's an old Huizhou Building (w:Huizhou,_Anhui#Architecture) moved from Anhui to here. Huizhou is not easy to visit so this may be. Visitors are required to make an appointment before visiting. Free.
  • 11 [dead link] Bee Museum of China. Free.
  • 12 Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University (北京大学赛克勒考古与艺术博物馆), 5 Yiheyuan Road (颐和园路5号) (about 300 meters from the university's west gate), +86 10 62751668. 09:00-17:00, no entry after 16:30. Free.
  • 13 Geological Museum of Peking University (北京大学地质博物馆), 5 Yiheyuan Road (颐和园路5号) (near the university's east gate), +86 10 62756088. 09:00-11:30, 13:30-16:30. Visitors are required to make a booking before visiting the museum. Free.
  • 14 Memorial of Famous Generals in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Agression (抗战名将纪念馆), 18 Xiangshanbeizhenghuangqi (香山北正黄旗18号) (about 600 meters south of Xiangshan Metro Station on the Xijiao Line), +86 10 82599808, . Tu-Su 09:00-16:30, closed on Mondays. Dedicated to the dozens of prominent Chinese generals who fought the Japanese duriung World War II. Free.

Parks and nature

Beijing Botanical Gardens
  • 15 China National Botanical Garden (国家植物园 Guójiā Zhíwù Yuán "Municipal Garden", "Northern Garden") (Take the Xijiao Line to National Botanical Garden station.). Steps away from the east gate of Fragrant Hill. Acres of greenery and flowers for those tired of urban smog and traffic noise. Sir Johnston, teacher of the last emperor Puyi, had a villa in Cherry Glen, a silent and beautiful retreat in the Gardens. In the spring, the gardens hosts special exhibits of tulips, peach and plum blossoms, peonies, and the like. Separated by the Fragrant Hill Road, the North garden is the former Beijing Botanical Garden, and the South garden is the former IBCAS Beijing Botanical Garden. Adults ¥10, students ¥5. Beijing Botanical Garden (Q894657) on Wikidata China National Botanical Garden on Wikipedia
    • 16 Cherry Valley Forest of Red Dawnwoods (植物园樱桃沟). Part of the municipal Botanical Garden.
  • 17 Fragrant Hills (香山 Xiāng Shān) (Take bus No. 534 to the last stop or take Xijiao Line to Xiangshan Station.). A good place for weekend outings and picnics. Formerly a Qing imperial garden, today Fragrant Hills makes an easy short climb in the suburbs of Beijing. It's also home to the Fragrant Hills Hotel, designed by noted architect I.M. Pei (Louvre Museum Pyramid). Adults ¥10, students ¥5. Fragrant Hills (Q943688) on Wikidata Fragrant Hills on Wikipedia
Exercising in Purple Bamboo Park
  • 18 Purple Bamboo Park (紫竹院公园; Zǐzhúyuàn Gōngyuán), 45 Baishiqiao Road (白石桥路45号 Báishíqiáolù) (Just southwest of National Library (国家图书馆 Guojia Tushuguan) subway stop (lines 4,9)), +86 10 6842 5851. Summer 06:00-18:00; winter 06:00-20:00. One of the larger parks in Beijing, this is centered around three lakes. As the name indicates, there is an outstanding variety of bamboo groves here. A superb place for a stroll and, since it's a favorite spot for locals to relax and exercise, a splendid opportunity to get away from the tourist draws and experience ordinary life in Beijing. ¥5.
  • 19 [formerly dead link] Yuyuantan Park (玉渊潭公园; Yùyuāntán Gōngyuán; also known as Jade Lake Park), Sanlihe Road, West Ring Road Three (西三环路三里河路 Xīsānhuánlù Sānlǐhélù) (just inside West Ring Road Three, across from the CCTV tower, northeast of Gongzhufen Metro Station (line 1); Subway Line 9 can serve the park at the south gate (Military Museum Station), north gate (Baiduizi Station), and the east gate is served by subway line 16 at Yuyuantan Park East Gate Station, which is also the southern terminus of Line 16 as of Jan 2022), +86 10 8865 3806, . 06:00-22:30. Huge park with cherry blossoms, tulips, lake with boats for rent, water park and playgrounds. Popular for picnic or kite flying. ¥2. Yuyuantan Park (Q15935908) on Wikidata Yuyuantan Park on Wikipedia
  • 20 Fenghuangling (凤凰岭; Fènghuánglǐng) (Take the bus route 346 or 专16 to the northern end). mountain with nice rock view; lots of wild walnuts (on the ground) to during the fall. Fenghuangling (Q10896126) on Wikidata
  • 21 Yangtaishan. just mountain
  • 22 Jiufeng (鹫峰) (A 40-minute walk from Bei'anhe subway station). A 465-m hill shaped like a vulture. Jiufeng (Q20888490) on Wikidata
  • 23 Bussière Garden (贝家花园; Bèijiā Huāyuán), Bei'anhe Village (south of Jiufeng, also a 40-minute walk from the Bei'anhe subway station). A Chinese garden built by French physician Jean Jérôme Augustin Bussière in 1923, which is now a Sino-French cultural communication center. ¥40. Bussière Garden, Beijing (Q18119207) on Wikidata Bussiere Garden on Wikipedia
  • 24 Cuihu Wetland (北京翠湖湿地公园).
  • 25 Sikeshu/Biesimao (四棵树(憋死猫)). Pear and peach blossoms during the spring season. Free if visit from Taizhouwu (太舟坞); not if visit from Beijing Botanical Garden.
  • 26 Baiwangshan Forest Park (百望山森林公园 (Bǎiwàngshān Sēnlín Gōngyuán), Mt. Baiwang) (700 m west of Malianwa subway station (Line 16)). Small forest park, but close to the city, and not crowded. Heishanhu Catholic buildings (Q28417592) on Wikidata

Religious sites

  • 27 Five Pagoda Temple (五塔寺 Wǔtǎ Sì, also known as Zhenjue Temple), 24 Waitaisi Cun, Baishiqiao 白石桥五塔寺村24号. The "Five Pagoda Temple" is the popular name of the Diamond-Throne Tower that is at the heart of the Temple of the Great Righteous Awakening (大真觉寺 Dàzhēnjiào Sì). Most of the wooden temple was burnt down in 1860 and 1900, but the beautiful brick and marble Diamond-Throne Tower, which dates back to the late fifteenth century, survived. The temple area is now used to house the Beijing Art Museum of Stone Carvings. Right on the southern border of Haidian, north-west of the Zoo across the Changhe River. Take the subway to Xizhimen, and then take Bus 106 to Beijing Library and walk 500 m east. Zhenjue Temple (Q1208573) on Wikidata Zhenjue Temple on Wikipedia
  • 28 Great Bell Temple & Museum (大钟寺古钟博物馆 Dàzhōng Sì Gǔzhōng Bówùguǎn). Also known as the Temple of Awakening Life (觉生寺 Juéshēng Sì). Home to the 15th-century Yongle Great Bell which, at 6.94 m tall and 46.5 tons, is the largest bell in China. The 227,000 Chinese characters inscribed on it spell out Buddhist sutras. Subway Line 13 to Dazhongsi, and then walk 400 m west.
  • 29 Wanshou Temple (万寿寺 Wànshòu Sì), Xihuan Huanbeilu 西环环北路 (Southwest of Wanshou Si Station on subway line 16), +86 10 68413380. Built in 1577, this Ming-era temple now houses the Beijing Art Museum (北京艺术博物馆 Běijīng Yìshù Bówùguǎn), which has a sizable collection of ancient artwork. Just north-west of Purple Bamboo Park; from Xizhimen take Bus 362 to Purple Bamboo Bridge North (紫竹桥北 Zǐzhú Qiáo Běi). Wanshou Temple (Q2063448) on Wikidata Wanshou Temple on Wikipedia
  • 30 Qinghe Mosque. traditional Chinese-style mosque
  • 31 Longquan Monastery (in the Fenghuangling Park). It is still active with monks and volunteers. Do not expect to see anything old, as most cultural relics are generally not allowed to have active Buddhist religious activities such as incense-burning for building preservation reason. Longquan Monastery (Q11181399) on Wikidata Longquan Monastery on Wikipedia

Other sights

Central TV Tower
  • 32 Tsinghua University (清华大学 Qīnghuá Dàxué). Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in China, is essentially a tiny city. Walls separate the university from the city outside, and most of the students, staff and faculty live in the campus. The campus was part of the Old Summer Palace and there are lots of greens and a lake. In addition to the facilities of most other universities, there are grocery markets, banks, two post offices, one hospital, and a full affiliated hierarchy of kindergarten, elementary and middle school, all within a single campus. There was even a shut-down coal power plant. Restaurant and dining halls provide food service range from less than ¥10 to hundreds of yuan per meal. Most students can speak some English, and there is a university history museum. It is an interesting place where you will see the future of China mixed with traces of history with a little Soviet taste. Situated close by to Wudaokou. Tsinghua University (Q16955) on Wikidata Tsinghua University on Wikipedia
  • 33 Central TV Tower (中央电视塔 Zhōngyāng Diànshìtǎ), 11 West 3rd Ring Rd Central (southwest of the Hangtianqiao Nan (航天桥南) bus stop on 3rd Ring Rd). A tower with an observation deck at the height of 238 meters, providing a view of central Beijing. Below the observation deck is a dedicated television cultural center at 235 m, with an virtual television studio scene. A revolving restaurant at 221 meters provides both food and scenery. ¥90 for admission ticket; ¥258 for lunch at the revolving restaurant; ¥308 for dinner at the revolving restaurant. Central Radio & TV Tower (Q190377) on Wikidata Central Radio & TV Tower on Wikipedia
  • 1 Nanchanghe Trail East (南长河步道). Not connected to the west section - break at the Beijing-Kalgan high speed railway
  • 2 Nanchanghe Trail West (南长河步道). Not connected to the east section - break at the Beijing-Kalgan high speed railway
  • 34 Sujiatou III and IV village. A typical northern Chinese village reminiscent of the 1980s. Not recommended unless you have a "special interest" in it. The villagers are expecting that the village can be demolished in the near future. Su III & IV Village (Q13658197) on Wikidata
  • 35 Changlecun (常乐村). A typical Haidian pond village. Not recommended unless you have a special interest in it. Changle (Q13658269) on Wikidata


National Library of China

  • Tour the University District. Peking and Tsinghua universities are the two most prestigious in China, and have attractive campuses next to one another at the center of Beijing's university district. Not many tourists visit, and so during the summer vacation months they can be relatively tranquil spots amidst Beijing busyness. Take subway line 4 to East Gate of Peking University (北京大学东门 Běijīng Dàxué Dōngmén).
  • National Library of China inside
    3 [dead link] Read about China at the National Library (国家图书馆 Guójiā Túshūguǎn), 33 Zhongguancun Nadajie 海淀区中关村南大街33号, +86 10 88544114, . The National Library has a large collection of books in English about China. Day-passes can be obtained for a small fee. National Library of China (Q732353) on Wikidata National Library of China on Wikipedia
  • Haidian Theater (海淀剧院 Hǎi​diànjù​yuàn), 28 Zhongguancun Dajie, 中关村大街28号 (get off at Haidian Huangzhuang stop, lines 4 and 10, Exit B). 13:30-20:50. Modern theater with quality equipment, holding a large 1000-seat hall as well as two smaller halls. Foreign movies are usually screened in the respective language with Chinese subtitles. Besides movies there are various other performances, including concerts, opera, ballet, dance, plays and more.
  • Cruise from Beijing Exhibition Center to the Summer Palace.




  • Golden Resources Shopping Mall (金源时代购物中心 Jīnyuán Shídài Gòuwù Zhōngxīn), near Yuanda Bridge / Yuanda Road off the West Fourth Ring Road in Haidian District. The mall covers 680,000 m², and is the second largest in Asia. Multiple stories, snaking alleys, infinite shopping opportunities... you get the gist.
  • New Wudaokou Clothing Market, 2 Qinghua Donglu, Golden Tower, 清华东路2号 金码大厦. 09:00-21:00. 4-storey market packet with clothing, footwear and accessorizes, especially popular with students from nearby universities. A lot of Korean and Japanese style fashion. Staff is not pushing, drinks/snacks are available on the top floor.
  • Wudaokou Clothing Market, 261 Beisihuan Zhonglu, 北四环中路261号 (Xueyuan Bridge, in the northwestern corner of the crossing). 09:00-19:00.


  • Zhongguancun (中关村 Zhōngguāncūn) (can be accessed through line 4 or 10; Zhongguancun Station is accessible only on line 4). For the more technologically-oriented tourist, is a must. Located directly south from Peking University and Tsinghua University (and accessible from Line 4 on the subway), this area is dubbed the "Silicon Valley of China." There are a number of large electronics malls that sell everything from phones to computer parts. Food is also abundant in the area, especially in recently-renovated urban zones. Pirated software and DVDs are also not hard to find here. Many of the shady characters outside the malls shouting 'DVD!' also sell pornography (illegal in China). The largest and most well-known malls include:
  • Hailong (海龙大厦 Hǎilóng Dàshà), 1 Zhongguancun Dajie, 中关村大街1号. 09:00-18:00.
  • Dinghao (鼎好大厦 Dìnghǎo Dàshà), 3 Haidian dajie, 海淀大街3号. 09:00-21:00.



Haidian District is home to some of Beijing's largest bookstores that offer a wide selection of Chinese and foreign language books:

  • Zhongguancun Innovation Street (formerly Haidian Book City, 海淀图书城 Hǎi​diàn​tú​shū​chéng), 36 Haidian Xidajie, 海淀西大街36号. 09:00-18:00.
  • 1 Zhongguancun Book Building (中关村图书大厦 Zhōng​guān​cūn tú​shū dà​shà), 68 Beisihuan Xilu, 北四环西路68号 (Exit C of Wanquanhe Qiao subway station, Line 16). 09:00-21:00. Zhongguancun Book Building (Q9384070) on Wikidata
  • Beijing Language and Culture University Press Store (北京语言大学出版社 Běi​jīng yǔ​yán dà​xué chū​bǎn​shè) (Just inside the University's south gate on the left side). M-Tu 09:00-17:00, Sa 09:00-176:00. One of the best stores to buy language learning books.

Everyday needs

  • Carrefour (家乐福 Jiālèfú), Zhongguancun Plaza, 中关村广场地. 08:00-22:30. Cheap French supermarket chain, selling everything from food, homeware, clothing to DVDs and electrical appliances. A bit pricier is their import section, offering food products from all over the world.
  • Wal Mart (沃尔玛 Wò'ěrmǎ), 48 Zhichunlu, 知春路甲48号, +86 10 5873 3666.


  • Dong Lai Shun (东来顺 Dōng Lái Shùn). Daily 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-21:00. This king of Beijing hotpot has been around since the 19th century. Founded by the Hui (ethnic Muslims), Donglaishun serves halal cuts of top-quality lamb and beef. Also serves cooked-by-chef dishes, including traditional Beijing sweets.
  • Haidian branch, 25 Yiheyuan Lu, 颐和园路25号, Haidian.
Din Tai Fung Restaurant
  • Din Tai Fung Restaurant (鼎泰丰 Dǐng Tài Fēng), 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, 中关村大街40号 (on 7F of Modern Plaza Shopping Mall), +86 10 62696726. 11:30-22:00. Famous Shanghai-style dumplings restaurant.
  • Tairyo Teppanyaki (大渔铁板烧 Dà Yú Tiě​bǎnshāo), 15 Wan Liu Zhong Lu, 万柳中路15号, +86 10 8256 6044. 11:00-23:00. Japanese Teppanyaki grill show. All you can eat offer for ¥300.
  • Jardin de Jade (苏浙汇), North Bldg, Block C, Ronge Information Centre, 2 Academy Rd, +86 10 8286 2800. Daily 11:00-22:00. ¥70-150 per person.
Non-Chinese food and nightlife in Wudaokou

Wudaokou (五道口 Wǔdàokǒu), where most of the foreign and local university students hang out. There are a number of bars and restaurants which serve a great variety of wine, beer and liquor for cheap. This area is also well known for its huge Korean population and a good place to find Korean food.

  • Isshin Japanese Restaurant (一心日本料理 Yīxīn Rìběn Liàolǐ), Courtyard of 35 Chengfu Lu 成府路35号院. An inexpensive and tasty Japanese restaurant that is packed most nights. 25 m north-west of the Wudaokou subway station in a small courtyard.
  • Jiaheyipin Congee Restaurant (嘉和一品 Jiāhéyīpǐn), 35 Chengfu Lu 成府路35号. Branches of this excellent congee restaurant can be found across Beijing. This one is just west of the Wudaokou subway station.
  • Ganges Indian Restaurant, 160 Chengfu Lu, 成府路160号 (Opposite south gate of Tshinghua University), +86 10 6262 7944. 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:30.
  • Dog Restaurant, 5th floor Youyi Shopping City.
  • 1 [formerly dead link] Sugar Shack (密库披萨), Basement, Huaqing Jiayuan #12, Chengfu Rd 海淀区成府路华清嘉园12号楼B1, +86 10 8286 6240. 11:00 -23:00. Pizza restaurant and a haven for students ¥50-80 per person.
  • 2 Tianchumiaoxiang Vegetarian (天厨妙香), Tsinghua University Sicence Park 海淀区清华科技园创业大厦110室, +86 1062797078. The best in vegetarian cuisine following Buddhist traditions ¥40-150 per person.
  • 3 Yummy Box (美盒披萨), 3rd floor Hua Qing Jia Yuan Dongmen, Wudaokou Haidian, +86 10-8288-6632. A great restaurant to visit, if you would like the taste of American style pizza. ¥50-100 per person.

Eat in the dining halls of Tsinghua University. Tsinghua is said to have the best dining halls among Chinese universities and there are nearly 20 dining halls in the campus, cost usually less than ¥10. On the lower levels, a prepaid card is needed to purchase anything but you can easily ask a student to swipe the card for you and you pay him cash. The stalls on the top floor accept cash outright. The dining halls could be very very crowded.

  • 4 Xinjiang Bayingolin Jinsite Restaurant (新疆巴州金丝特餐厅 "Xinjiang Bazhou Jinsite"), 2 Zaojunmiao, Sidaokou Road, Haidian, Beijing (皂君庙2号巴州驻京联络办内) (Not easy to find. Try input the GPS into your navigation application such as LostLaowai. If the WGS-84 coordinate 39°57'45.4"N 116°20'02.5"E does not work for you, use this GCJ-02 coordinate: 39°57'50.1"N 116°20'25.0"E. Navigate using Baidu Map Navigate with Sogou Map Navigate with AutoNavi), +86 10 6211 1856. Genuine Oirat Mongolian food.


  • Sculpting in Time (雕刻时光 Diāokè Shíguāng). Laid-back cafe with free wifi and a small menu of food. Popular with both locals and foreigners. They now have eight branches across Beijing.
  • Wudaokou Branch, Fl. 2, Building 12, Huaqing Jiayuan 成府路华清嘉园12 号楼2 号3-4F, +86 10 82863094. South-west of the Wudaokou subway station.
  • Fragrant Hills Branch, 50 Maimai Rd, Fragrant Hills 香山买卖街50号, +86 10 82590040. Just a little east from the main gate of the Fragrant Hills.
  • 1 [formerly dead link] Lush, Level 2, Bld. 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou 五道口华清家园1号楼2层, +86 10 82863566. A very popular foreign student hangout, this bar has a pub quiz on Wednesdays and an open-mic night on Sundays.
  • Propaganda, +86 10 82893991. Just south of Lush & Sculpting in Time, this bar/club is packed on weekends, with a mix of mainly Korean, Japanese, and Western students. Wednesday nights are all-you-can-drink for ¥80 or so (the price constantly changes, and it's lower if you're female).




  • PekingUni International Youth Hostel (北京未名国际青年旅舍; Běijīng Wèimíng Guójìqīngniánlǚshè), 150 Chengfu Road (成府路150号 Chéngfǔlù) (close to Wudaokou Metro Station (line 13); head west for 800 m and it's a large building with a sign on the 5th floor; go around the right side where you'll see a Hostelling International logo), +86 10 6254 9667, fax: +86 10 6263 5073. Right smack in the university district, closest hostel to Olympic area. Free internet, guest kitchen and bike hire available. Restaurant and bar. Discounted rates for dorms (a bed in a shared room)/doubles without bathroom/doubles with bathroom from ¥60-410 without breakfast.
  • Huayetianyuan Hotel (北京天缘惠达宾馆 (原华业天缘宾馆); Běijīngtiānyuánhuìdábīnguǎn (Yuánhuáyètiānyuánbīnguǎn)), 86 Westend of North Ring Road Three (西三环北路86号 Xīsānhuánběilù) (Gongzhufen Metro Station (line 1) and from there buses 374, 394, 437, 658, 704, 809, 944 or 968 to Hangtianqiao North Station (航天桥北)), +86 10 5979 8001, fax: +86 10 6847 5395. Rooms with free internet, aircon and fridge. Business center, beauty salon and ticket office available. Chinese restaurant. Listed rates for doubles including breakfast ¥228, discounted ¥163.
  • Longwu Jingpin Hotel (北京隆屋精品酒店; Běijīnglóngwūjīngpǐnjiǔdiàn), 35 Enjili (恩济里35号 ēnjìlǐ) (inside Northend of West Ring Road Four, bus 653 to Enjixijie Station (恩济西街)), +86 10 8815 5757, fax: +86 10 8815 3068. Rooms with free internet. The cheapest rooms are quite small. Business center, beauty salon, ticket office and laundry service available. Listed price for doubles from ¥250, discounted from ¥198; breakfast ¥20.


  • [dead link] Beijing Zhong Yu Century Grand Hotel (北京中裕世纪大酒店 Běijīng Zhōng Yù Shìjì Dàjiǔdiàn), 31 Lianhuachi East Road 西客站北广场莲花池东路31号, +86 10 63989999. Located in Haidian District, the second-largest district in the capital’s urban area. It offers 208 air-conditioned rooms and appointed with a cable TV, mini-bar, refrigerator, room safe, IDD/ DDD telephone and broadband Internet. From ¥360.
  • Beijing Xinyuan Hotel, 6 Shifangyuan St, +86 10 63901166. Offers 361 air-conditioned guestrooms, all of which have cable TV, a hair dryer, and safe. High speed Internet access is also available. Some of its amenities include indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna, tennis court, and night club. Best rates on official website start at ¥664.
  • Central Garden Hotel Beijing, No.18, Gaoliangqiao Xie Street, +86 10 51568888.
  • [formerly dead link] Friendship Hotel (友谊宾馆 Yǒuyì Bīnguǎn), 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie 中关村南大街1号, +86 10 68498888. Built back in 1954 for foreign visitors to Beijing, this has been extensively modernized and remains a busy hotel.
  • Royal King Hotel (融金国际酒店 Róngjīn Guójì Jiǔdiàn), 39 Xueyuan S Rd, Beixiaguan, +86 10 62589999. Has convenient access to the country's so-called Silicon Valley, Zhongguancun, and many of the city's cultural and historic attractions. Their rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with free high-speed Internet access, LCD TV with satellite channels, a DDD/ IDD phone, and private toilet and bath with sprinkler shower. Among their facilities includes a health club that features steam bath, gymnasium, and jacuzzi, spa, beauty salon and barber shop, an indoor swimming pool, a disco, and a bar.
  • Sariz International Hotel, The Gate Building, 19 Zhongguancun Avenue, +86 10 82488866. This 5-star hotel is a 15-minute drive from the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube. It offers 224 air-conditioned guestrooms and is equipped with an LCD TV with cable, computer, broadband Internet, mini-bar, and refrigerator. It offers top class facilities and services such as Chinese and Western Restaurants, fitness center, health club, and three meeting rooms. Rates start at ¥620.05.
  • Shanshui Trends Hotel (山水时尚酒店 (北京航天桥店); Shānshuǐshíshàngjiǔdiàn (Běijīnghángtiānqiáodiàn)), 10 Fucheng Road (阜成路10号 Fùchénglù) (just east of West Ring Road Three, buses 37, 121, 603, 624, 631, 645, 846 to Hangtianqiaodong Station (航天桥东)), +86 10 8810 0100, fax: +86 10 8810 0200. Rooms with free internet and aircon. Gift shop, ticket office and laundry service available. Chinese restaurant and rooms service. Listed rates for doubles from ¥388, discounted ¥181; no breakfast available..
  • [dead link] Shen Zhou International Hotel, 31 Zhongguancun South Avenue, +86-10-68118888. Air-conditioned accommodations, all of which have cable TV, Internet access, telephone with voicemail, and electronic safe. Some of its amenities include grm, spa and Internet café. from ¥553.
  • Somerset ZhongGuanCun Beijing (北京盛捷中关村服务公寓), No 15 Haidian Zhong St, +86 10 5873 0088, fax: +86 10 5873 0666, . Kitchen and living areas and broadband internet access. From ¥568.
  • Xinxing Hotel (北京新兴宾馆 Běijīng Xīnxīng Bīnguǎn), No.17 the 3rd Ring Rd Middle West 西三北中路17号, +86 10 68166688. Free internet access, but you need to ask for a room with it (you should also ask in advance too). The staff are friendly, but their English is minimal. It is mostly Chinese tourists and businessmen that stay here. Chinese breakfast is served on the second floor in the morning until 09:00. There is also a swimming pool in a separate building. About $50 per night.


  • Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun (北京中关村皇冠假日酒店; Běijīng Zhōngguāncūnhuángguānjiàrì Jiǔdiàn), 106 Zhichun Road (知春路106号 Zhīchūnlù) (300 m east of Haidianuangzhuang Metro Station (line 10)), +86 10 5993 8888, fax: +86 10 5993 8999, . Rooms with internet access (against surcharge in cheaper rooms). Business center, fitness, swimming pool and sauna available. Chinese and Western restaurants as well as bar. The service is ok, but the level of English spoken here is a bit disappointing. The location is not very interesting, but the metro is not far away. Listed rates for doubles from ¥1,826, discounted rates from ¥772, breakfast ¥170 (included for more expensive rooms).
  • 1 Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (钓鱼台国宾馆), 2 Fucheng Road (阜成路2号), +86-10-58591188, fax: +86-10-58873988, . Once reserved for high-ranking foreign VIPs and officials, the guesthouse now offers service to regular travellers as well, albeit price varies. Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (Q183033) on Wikidata Diaoyutai Guesthouse on Wikipedia





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