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10 most beautiful universities

Everyone loves of beauty.

A pleasant learning environment and high-quality infrastructure will affect the passion and effect of study.

Here Sacbu made a list of the 10 most beautiful universities in China for you.


1. Xiamen University, known as a garden of mountains and the sea

Xiamen University 

Located at the southern end of Xiamen Island, Xiamen University covers an area of more than 1.7 square kilometers, with the South Putuo Temple on one side, the seaside and Hulishan Forte on the other. Xiamen University is known as one of the most beautiful university campuses in China. The early buildings of Xiamen University, including Qunxian Building, Jiannan Building, Furong Building and Xiamen University Museum of Anthropology, are listed as key cultural relics under national protection and are listed as “the first batch of Chinese 20th Century Architectural Heritage”. Xiamen University is adjacent to Baicheng Beach, with Lotus Lake, Palmetto Avenue and Love Valley inside. It is a garden of mountains and the sea. It is said that “a lovely place for dating”. Most of the old buildings in Xiamen University were built by the son-in-law of Mr. Tan Kah Kee. The clear water wall and glazed roof are very distinctive, which are described as “wearing a suit and wearing a bamboo hat” (a comparison of the combination of Chinese and Western architectural styles). In particular, the Jiannan auditorium and the upper field are quite magnificent.

Address: No. 422, Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province


2. Wuhan University, famous for cherry blossoms and palatial buildings

Wuhan University 

As one of the oldest universities in China, Wuhan University is reputed as “one of the most beautiful university campuses in China”. The campus of Wuhan University is famous for cherry blossoms, including Cherry Castle, Cherry Avenue, Cherry Peak, Luojia Square and other scenic spots. Every year in mid-March spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the campus of Wuhan University attracts millions of tourists from across the country to enjoy the scenery. Wuhan University is surrounded by East Lake and Luojia mountain located inside of the campus. The early palace buildings in the campus, which are a combination of Chinese and Western elements, are simple, elegant and magnificent, which can be called “the best examples of modern Chinese university campus buildings”. A number of early buildings (groups) of Wuhan University have been listed as “National Key Cultural Heritage Preserved” by the State Council, for example: Song Qing Gymnasium, Ying Yuan Old House, the Old Library, Neo-Confucianism Building, Banshan townhouse, the 18 Buildings. Wuhan University Law school Building, Economics and Management school Building, Foreign Languages school Building and other landmark buildings are imposing, those old and new buildings enhance each other’s beauty.

Address: No. 299 Bayi Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province


3. Peking University, famous for its royal architecture, classical gardens and Weiming Lake

Peking University

The campus of Peking University, also known as Yanyuan, is adjacent to the Old Summer Palace and the Summer Palace. Because of its superior natural and geographical conditions, with springs inside whilst surrounded by mountains, it became a famous scenic spot in the suburbs of Beijing as early as the Jin Dynasty, and it was also the “grant garden” of the feudal emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. After Peking University moved to this campus in 1952, it has made full use of these classical garden foundations, reformed appropriately with traditions well maintained, adapted to the landscape inside and outside the garden area, and built a garden-like campus environment. The campus of Peking University has not only the grandeur of northern gardens, but also the beautiful features of Jiangnan landscape gardens. It is said that it has its own style by combining the spirit of Jiangnan landscape gardens. Here are not only pavilions and other classical buildings and rockery rocks, but also surrounded by mountains and water. In the campus the lakes are linked with each other, embankments and islands are interspersed.. The famous “One Tower Lake Map” refers to the lakeside scenery of Weiming Lake.

Address: No. 5, Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing


4. Sun Yat-sen University, famous for its Lingnan style architecture

Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, has a history of more than one hundred years. It is an important center for scientific research, cultural learning and personnel training in southern China. Sun Yat-sen University has a strong academic atmosphere, the trees  and fragrance of flowers attracts birds to come, dignified and generous buildings show the charm of the southern scenery. The old buildings in the campus are generally Lingnan style, with red columns, yellow walls and blue tiles. The colors are garish but solemn, full of local traditional characteristics. The beauty of Sun Yat-sen University is unique and elegant. The Guanghan Palace and the Central Lawn are all dignified and elegant. The small hall, the bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen, the black stone house, the small pavilion, the memorial archway of the jinshi of Yichou, the former residence of Chen yinke, the bronze statue of the eighteen sages, the yongfang hall, the Martin hall, and the north gate square of the university are all of high historical value. In front of Yongfang Hall, there are 18 bronze statues of 18 Cantonese who had a great influence on Chinese history in modern times, including Sun Yat-sen, Wei Yuan, Qiu Jin and so on.

Address: No. 135, Xingang West Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province


5. Shenzhen University, near the mountain and sea, famous for its lychee forest

Shenzhen University

Shenzhen University is located in the Back Bay of Nanshan Mountains, with a beautiful environment surrounded by undulating hills and lakes outside the sea. Because of its picturesque scenery, Shenzhen University has been awarded the first prize in the national campus architecture design. When people praise the beauty of Shenzhen University, they refer to its novel buildings and well-equipped campus facilities. In Shenzhen special economic zone, the university is located near the mountain and the sea, which imitates the style of the new university campus on the west coast, stylish and elegant. The campus has a large area of lychee forest, mainly spread in the north of the campus. Therefore, SZU is also known as “Litchi Garden”, and the mascot “Li Li” is based on lychee. School teaching building, library, down-to-earth, liberal arts building, Wenshan Lake and so on are very good attractions. SZU is very big inside, you can casually enter into the campus. There is a li yuan minibus in the school, but there are always a lot of people queuing.

Address: No. 3688, Nanhai Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province


6. Tsinghua University, famous for its Royal Garden Architecture

Tsinghua University 

Qinghua Garden, the main location of Tsinghua University, is located in the scenic landscape area in the northwest suburb of Beijing. It was a private garden in the Ming Dynasty. It became a part of the Old Summer Garden during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty and was called Xichun Garden. Tsinghua campus is divided into east and west areas according to the main south gate road (Xuetang Road). The western campus is the old campus, which is characterized by the American campus layout and many historical buildings with western style masonry structure. The eastern district is dominated by the Soviet-style main building built in the 1950s, as well as modern buildings such as the architecture hall, the Ming Li building, the School of Economics and Management and the Shaw Science and Technology Museum. In March 2010, the US financial magazine Forbes ranked “the most beautiful university campus in the world”. Tsinghua University is one of the 14 Asian universities on the list.

Address: No.1, Qinghuayuan, Haidian District, Beijing


7. Yunnan University, famous for its Ginkgo Avenue and beautiful scenery

Yunnan University 

Yunnan University is located in Wuhua District of Kunming City, adjacent to Cuihu Park. With beautiful scenery and quiet environment, Yunnan University is a must for visitors to wander and experience the academic atmosphere. After entering the campus from the south gate, there are 95 steps, implying “the honor of the Ninth Five”. After climbing the 95 steps, you will come to the Hui Ze Yuan. With high red brick walls and white Roman columns, this European-style building was first built in 1923, designed by an overseas returnee, which adds a bit of European style to the beautiful campus.Behind the Huize Courtyard is the Zhigong Hall. Different from the Huize Courtyard, it is a typical Chinese architecture with bright red pillars and carved beams and painted buildings. At present, it is an auditorium as large as clouds. On the east side is a row of relatively low houses, which served as the examination hall of the imperial examination era, called “Gongyuan”. The beautiful scenery of the campus makes people feel leisure and comfortable. Ginkgo Avenue is a must see scenery in the campus , located in the north of the astronomical point, near Wenyuan Building.

Address: No. 2 Cuihu North Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province


8. Sichuan University, famous for its ancient buildings and the ginkgo street

Sichuan University

Sichuan University is a national university with three campuses in Wangjiang , Huaxi and Jiang ‘an. In 2013, the early buildings of Sichuan University were listed by the State Council as the seventh batch of key cultural relics under national protection. The campus construction of Sichuan University is quite unique, the three campuses are different from each other. The administration building of Wangjiang Campus, designed by the architect Mr. Liang Sicheng, has been listed as a national cultural relic protection building and has become a landmark building of Sichuan University. Huaxi Campus was formerly known as West China Union University at the beginning of the last century. The old buildings on the campus are all black brick with red columns. The bell tower on the campus has been in operation for about 80 years and is the landmark building of Huaxi district. On the other hand, Jiang ‘an Campus concentrates all kinds of buildings on a 2.2km circuit. There is also Changqiao, the longest pedestrian bridge of all domestic universities campuses. In addition to the ancient buildings, the Lotus Pond in summer and the Ginkgo in autumn are all very distinctive. It is the most famous should be a ginkgo street, especially in autumn, the ground is covered by beautiful leavel which attracts lots of people to visit and take pictures there.

Address: No. 24, South First Section, First Ring Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province


9. Soochow University, famous for the the architectural style of the Republic of China period and the fragrans

Soochow University

Soochow University is located in the ancient city of Suzhou, known as “heaven on earth”, with a large number of buildings in the style of the Republic of China period. Many film crews, such as My Sunshine, have been to the main campus of Soochow University for shooting. The main scenic spot of Soochow University is located in Tianci Village Campus (the main campus), which is entered from the north gate of the campus. You can feel the profound historical connotation of Soochow University with many scenic spots, such as the Square Tower, Red Tower, Old Soochow Gate, Bell Tower, Museum, and Master Hall. In the main campus, the general tour route is the university gate – bell tower – zishi hall – simade gymnasium – jing zheng hall – red building – wenxing court. Every fragrans blooming season, the whole campus is surrounded by thick fragrance, take a deep breath, you can refresh the heart and the mind. There are many overseas students. On the basketball court, we often see students of different colors playing basketball.

Address: No. 50, Donghuan Road, Wuzhong District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province

10. Ocean University of China, ancient campus near mountains and rivers

Ocean University of China

Ocean University of China is located in Qingdao, a coastal tourist city with beautiful scenery and pleasant climate. The Ocean University of China is perhaps the most perfect architectural complex of Chinese universities in the western style, and it is a miracle to retain such a style in the new architectural trends. Yushan Campus is located at No.5, Yushan Road, Shinan District. It is the old campus of Haiyang University. The campus has towering trees and beautiful buildings, overlooking the beach in the distance. It is adjacent to Qingdao Art Museum, Trestle Bridge, Signal Hill, Lao She’s Former Residence, First Bathing Beach and other famous scenic spots in Qingdao.

Address: 238 Songling Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province


So, how do you think about those universities? 

Welcome to study in China, welcome to join those most beautiful universities in China.

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