If you can read Chinese, please click here. Here is a campus map
From the airport to Hotels and/or
the campus of
Transportation: Now the Metro Line 4 is available, with a stop at the east gate of Peking University. You are encouraged to take the metro for a long-haul trip (e.g. to the downtown). The most convenient way is however to take a taxi. It is cheap (in the Western standard, 2 yuans per kilometer) and safe. You pay exactly the amount shown in the meter. Do not pay tips. Tips and tax are included in the price. The night rate (between 23:00pm-6:00 am) is 120% of the regular price. Be aware that an unlicensed taxi may overcharge you. The plate number of a licensed taxi begins with B.
Hotel rooms are in short supply during the summer season. Here is a list of Hotels around Peking University
Shao Yuan (The Guest House of Peking Univ., with in the campus) Tel: 86-10-62757361, 62752200, Fax: 86-10-62791966,
Zhongguanyuan Global Village 380 yuan/day for a standard room with two beds and 320 yuan/day for a single-bed room Tel: 86-10-62752288 Fax: 86-10-62752289
Ziyuan Hotel (on the boundary of the campus) 330 yuan/day a 3-star hotel on the boundary of the campus. Tel: 86-10-62757199 Fax: 86-10-62750102 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wenjin Hotel 600 yuan/day a 5-star hotel within a walking distance from the campus Tel: 86-10-62525566 Fax: 86-10-82621556
The Lakeview Hotel (5 star) Tel:82689999 Fax:82689998 Add:No.127, Zhongguancun North Road,Haidian District,Beijing
FX Hotel ZhongGuanCun Beijing (4 star) Tel: 86-10-58986688 FAX: 86-10-58986689
Beijing Friendship Hotel 68498888
Xi-Jiao Hotel (3 stars) Tel: 86-10-62322288 ext 5608, Fax: 86-10-62311142, E-mail email@example.com
Tsinghua Unisplendour International Center (4 stars) Tel: 86-10-62791888, Fax: 86-10-62791966, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple of Heaven
The Ming Tombs The
Peking Man Excavation Site at Zhoukoudian (discovered by a professor of Peking University).
Modern Architectures: National Theater National Stadium (including Bird's Nest and the Olympic Park)
Other attractions: 798 Art Zone Capital Museum Tian-an-men Square Qianmen Street (Here is a video)
and restaurants) Xiu-shui-jie Bazaar (shopping)
Jia Yuan Market (Most of the antiques sold there are fakes!)
Tours in China: You are encouraged to arrange a tour by yourself. Check the website http://english.ctrip.com/.
The Great Wall was first
constructed by several kingdoms to protect their own territories. When the Qin
emperor eliminated all
other kingdoms in 221 BC, the walls of the former kingdoms were reused and
connected to form the
northern boundary of the Qin Empire. Since invasions from the north were the
major threat to
The City of Beijing
was the capital of
the State of Yan, one of the seven Warring States from 5th century BC to 3rd century BC, and has been the
capital of China since 1285 (except for the two brief periods: 1368--1407,
was designed by Henry Killam Murphy, a graduate of
Yale. He was also responsible for the campus of
Tsinghua University. The
pagoda on the campus was originally built as a water tower in 1920's, funded by
an American donor. This was originally the campus of
Welcome to the Kingdom of Gourmand. Please enjoy the authentic Chinese food, which can be further classified as Sichuan, Cantonese, Shandong, etc. The well-known Peking duck belongs to Shandong cuisine. A typical dinner costs 100 yuans and a meal at MacDonald is about 25 yuans. Here are some restaurants around the campus.
Authentic Chinese cuisine:
1. The restaurant in Building 7 of Shao Yuan (conveniently located and clean).
2. QuanJuDe (Peking Duck) strongly recommended, Phone: 82150018 or 82151015, Tsinghua Science Park.
3. New Kaiyuan (Zhejian cuisine) Phone 82886001 82886002, West of the campus.
4. Kang Long Prince (Hubei cuisine) Phone 62695777 62695888, South of the campus across from the 4th Ring Road.
5. Sky Kitchen (vegetarian) Phone:010-62797078, 62780859, 89833390.
If you have a trouble
with the Chinese menu, there are fast food restaurants nearby:
6. KFC exit the south-west gate and cross the street
7. MacDonald, exit the south-west gate and go south all the way down, near the church.
If you can afford
time and money, here are some expensive restaurants:
8. Ting Li Guan (Hall of Listening to Orioles) in the Summer Palace
9. Fang Shan (Royal style) in Beihai Park)
10. QuanJuDe in Qianmen (the original restaurant)
You will need a visa to enter
is RMB(=Ren Min Bi =
People¡¯s money). The basic unit is Yuan (meaning disk). One US dollar is
approximately 6.8 yuans. You will certainly need a
small amount of local money, and can exchange US dollar or Euros at the airport.
The rate and surcharge (if any) are the same at every exchange site. Please
check the rate at
For other currencies you may have to go to a large branch of the Bank of
A Church is located to the south of campus within walking distance. Hillary Clinton spent a Sunday morning in that church on her first trip to China as the Secretary of State.
Mobile phones are very popular in China. If you wish, you may bring your own mobile phone and buy a local SIM card at the cost of 30 yuans or less.
Watch out for cars! Do not expect cars to stop for you even if you are on a
Tap water can be used to brush teeth, but it is not supposed to be potable!
Public toilets usually do not provide free toilet paper! Carry your own!