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“Nice campus. Looks like an American college.”

Tsinghua University
Ranked #43 of 1,616 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This place resembles an American college (in contrast to the nearby Beida, which is more traditionally Chinese.) The campus is HUGE, and I got lost walking around there.

Come with a friend or a local who know the place well, so you don't just get the atmosphere but also some history of the place.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Was there on business, but Tsinghua has a lovely campus with both elegant older and sparkling modern buildings set in lovely gardens and along shady tree-lined streets. Also had an excellent meal in the campus restaurant, which served delicious local beer.

Thank Kyoka_10
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My friend is studying there. There are several hotels within
walking area and malls as well as stores. I stayed at the Crown
Plaza which is about a mile and half away. It was a fabulous
hotel. ....about a 3 dollar cab ride.

1  Thank travelgirl9651
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My university frame of reference is Cambridge, Massachusetts and Berkeley, California - both cities where I obtained my degrees. Tsinghua is fascinating and does not fit into any western campus mold. It has an odd collection of architectural styles ranging from traditional Chinese, to Beaux Arts, to contemporary ultra modern. Also, it does not follow any single campus planning principles. Spaces range from a traditional college quadrangle to a lake with Chinese style pavilions and ice skating on wooden hobby horses in the winter. It is huge! As an architect, I particularly enjoyed visiting the architecture building, which happened to be during school vacation. The building was unlocked and one could go up in the elevator and explore. It contained a large carved wood scale model of a Chinese pagoda and upstairs were studios where architecture students paint and sculpt from classical Greek casts. As a point of information, this style of art education was eliminated from architecture schools in the USA in the 1930's. I felt as if I had walked a century back in time.
Another interesting sight on campus was when I saw a group of Chinese graduates, about 50 in number, lined up in caps and gowns for a group photo. After the photos were taken, caps and gowns were thrown into a box and the graduates all filed onto a tour bus. They were not graduates, but Chinese tourists who rent the graduate outfits for the photo opportunity!!
Recommend this fascinating place!

1  Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A very good place to visit even during winter time. Experienced cycling in the campus - supposed safer than on street but still seeing some busy traffic. Quite a good landscape everywhere.
Good to see a lot of student doing sport, collection of courier mail in an open central area, mix up of local and foreign students...

Thank LittleZhai
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