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Book Shops

The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) Book Store is affiliated with the Beijing Foreign Studies University. FLTRP, one of the most well-known foreign language publishers in China, publishes numerous foreign language books, including lots of textbooks for Chinese schools, foreign language magazines and audio-visual learning aids, as well as Chinese language learning books for foreigners. Its bookstore is regularly visited by foreign language learners.
Address: No.19 Xisanhuan Beilu, Haidian District
How to get there from MUC: Keep walking straight ahead from MUC West Gate until you get to the West Third Ring Road, walk across the street and you will find the book store a little further to the north.
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 19:00 pm
Website: http://www.fltrp.com/

Haidian Book City
Haidian Book City stands out as one of the most visited book shops by students in Beijing because of its huge selection of books covering all subject areas, and in addition you can sometimes get a 20 - 30 % discount on book prices.
Address: 36 Haidian West Avenue, Haidian District
Bus from MUC: 332, 808,732 to Haidianqiao North
Opening times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Universities
Haidian is a university district in Beijing and MUC is a neighbour to many universities, most of which, just like MUC, are top-level Chinese universities. The two most prestigious universities in China are listed below:

Peking University


Address: 5 Summer Palace Road, Haidian District.

Bus from MUC: 205, 105, 717, 302, 814, 697 to Zhongguanyuan North
Subway: Line 4 to East Gate of Peking University
Tsinghua University
Address: Qinghuayuan, Haidian District
Bus from MUC: 205, 105, 302, 814, 697, 717 to the West Gate of the Tsinghua University
Subway: Line 4 to Yuanmingyuan Stop

Leisure and Entertainment
With the rapid development of the Haidian District, traditional and modern leisure and entertainment business is booming fast. If you want to find a good place to spend some quality time with your friends after work, Haidian is a place which never runs short of choices – theatres, cinemas, bars, clubs, spas, restaurants, gymnasiums, etc.


Huaxing International Cinema

Huaxing International Cinema has five auditoriums, showing foreign films on Screens two and three. Seats are fully adjustable with angle and height preferences available. Seats and aisle entrances are designed to accommodate wheelchair access. There is a membership scheme and a number of food outlets, including Pizza Hut, Subway and DQ, as well as cafés in the cinema complex. For the aficionado, a film poster store sells a wide selection of film favorites on the fourth floor. UME Huaxing International seats 1200 people.
Info:
Address: Opposite Shuang’an Shopping Center, North Third Ring Road
Bus from MUC: 695 to Sitongqiao East
Tel: 8211 5566
Website: http://www.bjume.com

KTV (Karaoke)
Karaoke first evolved in Japan in the 1970s before immediately taking Asia by storm. This form of entertainment came to the Chinese mainland in the 1990s and got the new name of KTV, where the participants can sing, watch music videos, dance, or just eat (food and drinks are normally included in the room fee but snacks are charged separately) and talk to each other in private rooms. You certainly don’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of strangers if you can’t sing well. The KTV room price, though not low, especially on weekends, doesn’t seem to concern people too much and KTV has already overtaken many other leisure activities and become one of the most popular entertainments among Chinese people.

Beijing Melody KTV
Address: 24 Zhongguancun South Avenue, Haidian
How to get there from MUC: turn left from the MUC Main East Gate and walk till the first traffic light where you cross the street. The Melody KTV is right in front of you.
Tel: 62189088

Yuesheng KTV
Address: 32 Zhongguancun South Avenue, Haidian
How to get there from MUC: walk to the other side of the street from the MUC Main East Gate as it’s located just opposite.
Tel: 62140299

It is nigh-on impossible to give you the complete low-down without more space. The area surrounding MUC is developed to the point where you can lead a modern and stress-free life; bars, restaurants, clubs, transport hubs etc. are all a stone’s throw away. Part of the magic of life in Beijing, though, is exploring. We want you to have as much fun as possible while remaining professional and reliable for work related matters. As long as you work hard, MUC won’t mind if you play hard!



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