Lonely Planet Beijing is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore a stretch of the Great Wall, immerse yourself in the history of the Forbidden City, or watch the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Beijing and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Beijing Travel Guide:
Full-colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, opera, music, architecture, and politics
Free, convenient pull-out Beijing map (included in print version), plus over 33 colour neighbourhood maps
Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar); With Kids, and Day Trips
Coverage of Forbidden City, Drum Tower, Dongcheng, Sanlitun, Chaoyang, Xicheng, Haidian, Dashilar, Beihai Park, Wudaokou, Xidan, Fengtai, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Beijing, our most comprehensive guide to Beijing, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
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