Lido & Wangjing Area, Chaoyang District
Lido & Wangjing
In the north-east corner of Chaoyang is the small but dynamic international area of Lido. Prior to the development of villas in suburban Shunyi, Lido was Beijing's main expat residential area. Lido is packed with international hotels, office buidings, Jenny Lou's shop and quality restaurants. Local expats regularly organize social events. Lido's convenient location near parks, entertainment, art galleries and international schools assures that Lido remains popular with expat families. Lido Garden to the east and Side Park to the south offer green space to relax and play football, practise tai chi or fly a kite.
Chaoyang District (朝阳区, Cháoyáng Qū; means "facing the sun") Chaoyang District extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometers, making it the largest district.
Chaoyang serves as Beijing's diplomatic district. Except for those of Russia and Luxembourg, all foreign embassies to China are located in the district. Chaoyang has three embassy areas in the Sanlitun, Chaoyangmen Wai and Liangmahe neighborhoods. With the concentration of international companies and international schools, Chaoyang is one of the top choices of expatriates’ home.
Chaoyang District is one of the fastest growing districts in Beijing Metropolitan Area. It had constructed several subway lines running through, as well as the airport express rail to Beijing Capital Airport.