"Peking University" Haidian by Confucius

Haidian Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 23 photos

The Lake Yet Unnamed (Wei Ming Hu)

This is one of the most popular places for making out on the campus of Peking University. There is a small island in the middle of the lake and the big boat there, as well as the many benches along the south shore, must be reserved well in advance for midnight romance.

The west side is the best side of Peking U.

There are many old buildings on the west side of campus that were constructed in the classical Chinese architectural style, including the Sackler Museum of Chinese Archeology which is just north of the administrative building shown in this photo.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The beautiful campus, in northwest Beijing, was formerly a part of the original Summer Palace
  • Cons:It takes an hour to get to the main attractions downtown
  • In a nutshell:A visit to Haidian gives you a glimpse of Chinese college life
  • Intro Updated Sep 9, 2005
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  • Nov 24, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    This was not helpful, the location details are to vague. I asked several people, some great English speakers and no one knew this place.

  • Feb 8, 2004 at 6:51 AM

    looks like quite the campus!!!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2003 at 8:52 PM

    Making out? Truly? ;-)

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2003 at 3:52 AM

    Thanks for this page!! I loved the Sackler Museum very much!!

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 10:10 PM

    Beautiful photographs and an interesting place. Haidian a place of learning and learning. Great tips too, thank you.

  • simcard's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 5:04 AM

    Thanks thanks thanks!!! I'd stayed in Beijing for some time for study. Haidian was exactly the place I stayed then. Everything here reminds me of my time in Beijing. I remember the book city. Is it still there? :-)

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2003 at 3:23 PM

    Reservations to make out on a bench on an island? Hmm. How romantic!

  • mafootje's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 9:56 AM

    Interesting name for a lake... :-)

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2003 at 1:38 PM

    Beautiful pics and informative page best wishes Nada

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