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Wudaokou – The vibrant center of university life

Welcome to Wudaokou

The neighborhood is known for its convenient proximity to many of Beijing’s top universities, but careful explorers will find that Wudaokou’s true charm is in the cozy café’s, grungy student bars, and countless Korean restaurants.

Neighborhood tags

Dusk-to-Dawn Nightlife
Young & Energetic
College Town
Young Professionals
Diverse Community
For Foodies
Line 13 Subway
  • The community

    An eclectic mix of students, young professionals and families creating a vibrant college hub and neighborhood

  • Great for

    Young adults looking for a neighborhood that has a little bit of everything: convenience, culture, food, and fun.

  • Not great for

    Anyone looking for quick downtown commutes or upscale dining and nightlife

  • The lifestyle

    Well-balanced and welcoming with diverse cuisines, understated bars and an energetic community.


Nearest subways: Line 13, Line 4,Line 20,Line 5

Places to Go & Things to Do

Hospital name
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Time: 8pm-5am
  • Tel: + 86 10 8286 3991
  • Add: East gate of Huaqing Jiayuan, Caijing Road near Chengfu Road, Haidian District
Fragrant Hills Park
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Add: 海淀区买卖街40号
Old Summer Palace
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Add: 28 Qinghua West Road, Haidian District
Summer Palace
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Add: 19 Xinjiangongmen Road, Haidian District
Beijing Botanical Gardens
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Add: Wofosi Road, Haidian District
Purple Bamboo Park
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Add: 35 Zhongguancun S St, Haidian, Beijing
Wanshou Temple
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Time: 9am-4:30pm
  • Add: North of Zizhu Bridge on West 3rd Ring Road, Haidian District
Great Bell Temple & Museum
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Time: 9am-4:30pm
  • Add: 31 West 3rd Ring Road, Haidian District
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
  • Area: Wudaokou
  • Time: 8:30am-5pm
  • Add: 9 Fuxing Road, Haidian District

The Big Picture


: A bustling epicenter of University life in Beijing. Students from the nearby elite universities invigorate the neighborhood giving life to a diverse food scene and dynamic nightlife.


The Community: An eclectic mix of newcomers to Beijing and long-time local residents. The neighborhood is famously known for its student population from nearby schools Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Language and Culture University and others.

Apart from its vibrant student community, the neighborhood is brimming with local shopkeepers, working professionals and families creating a dynamic mix of foreign and local culture.

Wudaokou is also famously called “Little Korea” for its large Korean population and countless Korean-influenced restaurants. The neighborhood is home to some of the most authentic Korean cuisine in Beijing.

Many middle-class Chinese families live here to allow their children to attend the premier grade schools near Wudaokou that feed directly into the surrounding elite universities, such as Tsinghua and Peking University.