Introduction to Wudaokou

Wudaokou is located in north west Beijing, on Beijing Subway’s line 13. It has a large student population, both Chinese and foreign, because of all the universities situated nearby. These include Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and China University of Geosciences.

See our Wudaokou hotels page for information on local hotels and details on how to get the best rates.

Wudaokou Apartment Buildings

The following pages give an introduction to some of the main apartment buildings in Wudaokou, with images and links to videos. You can use them to get an idea of what kind of properties are avaliable in Wudaokou:

Wudaokou Shops

The U Centre (aka Hualian) is the biggest shopping mall in the area. In the basement are a couple of places to eat and one of Wudaokou’s best supermarket. As well as food the supermarket sells household good useful for getting started in a new apartment. The U Centre's other floors have a range of interesting shops selling clothes, books and gifts. The upper floors have resturants and an amusement arcade.

Next to the Wudaokou subway station is a covered market area, with stalls selling clothes, trainers, stationery and other items. Just outside it are open air food stalls, and a seating area that is popular on a warm spring or summer’s evening.

Chengfu road itself is full of clothes shops and restaurant, and fast food chains. There are bakerys in Wudoakou that see bread, and both chinese and western style pastries. Each night there is a market in Chengfu road, with stallholders selling everything from english language books to shoes and pictures and posters.

Walmart is only one subway stop to the south from Wudaokou. It is a great place to buy bedding, kitchen goods, and anything else you may need to kit out your apartment. Walmart's range is wider and prices are a lower than the shops in Wudaokou.

Eating in Wudaokou

The restaurant scene is quite diverse, owing to Wudaokou’s large foreign student population. In addition to the chinese fast food chains and restaurants found in other areas of Beijing, Wudaokou has many Japanese and Korean eateries. There are also places that make near authentic Western food, such as Sculpting in Time cafe and Grandma’s kitchen in the U Centre. Many places have bilingual menus.

Wudaokou’s brach of the famous Quanjude peking duck restaurant is in the science park, home to Microsoft and google, further along the Chengfu road. For those on a tighter budget on the other side of the road is a small alleyway full of tiny restaurants offering noodles, and home cooked chinese food. Its possible to have a filling meal here for less than 10 yuan.

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Further Information

The Wudaokou page on Wikipedia and the Rent Wudaokou site has more general background information on Wudaokou.