Fangzhuang

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Fangzhuang (方庄) is a vast residential area in southern Beijing. It is located in northern Fengtai District and is bounded to the north and south by the 2nd and 3rd Ring Roads and to the west and east by Tiantan Dong Lu and Fangzhuang Dong Lu. Fangzhuang was developed in 1985, and was the first "modernized" residential area of Beijing. It features dense concentrations of high rise apartments, along with several primary and secondary schools, hospitals, a courthouse and the Fangzhuang Sports Park.

Fangzhuang is divided into four neighborhoods: 芳古园 (Fangguyuan), 芳城园 (Fangchengyuan), 芳群园 (Fangqunyuan), 芳星园 (Fangxingyuan). The second character of each neighborhood name, taken together, spells 古城群星, which means the "stars of the ancient city." Historically, Fangzhuang was well known as an area where the affluent of southern Beijing lived (南城富人区).

Fangzhuang is served by Line 5 of the Beijing Subway and by many city bus routes.

Fangzhuang is home to the Ezone Sk8 Park.

Coordinates: 39°51′32″N 116°25′11″E / 39.8590°N 116.4196°E / 39.8590; 116.4196