Wangjing (望京; Hanyu Pinyin: Wàngjīng) is a major residential
area in Chaoyang District, in the northeast of Beijing, China.
Korean shopsigns in Wangjing,
The name "Wangjing" means
"view of Beijing".
Expansive in dimensions, it is a very important residential zone
and has a large number of high-rise apartments built from the
mid-1990s onwards. Because of the large number of South Korean residents in "Wangjing" , it has earned a nickname
as Beijing's Koreatown.
70,000 South Koreans live in the neighborhood.
Wangjing sits between the northeastern 4th
and the northeastern 5th
(a new exit is being built, heading clockwise on the
ring road), as well as Jingcheng
and the Airport Expressway
. Many buses
serve the area, and Beijing subway
CityRail Line 13
Wangjing from its Wangjing West station. The CityRail station,
however, is situated inconveniently far from the centre of
Wangjing, and this has created a booming business of taxis
that ferry commuters between
their homes and the subway station during rush hour. Nevertheless,
it is expected that the Airport Extension of Line 13 will add a few
stops in the Wangjing area.
Wangjing houses many technology companies, both small startup companies
as well as national, and
international giants. Examples of this presence include:
There are plenty of schools in Wangjing, and some of them are
- Koreatown Grows in District of Beijing
- Invest in Beijing, Official Chinese Government
Information about Wangjing Science and Technology Park