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Beijing


Beijing, China
Beijing (formerly known in English as "Peking") is the capital of China. As of 2004, the city had an estimated population of 14,930,000. Beijing was the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Lonely Planet Beijing (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Beijing (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Beijing*

Lonely Planet Beijing is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Scale the Great Wall, sip a cocktail in an historic alleyway, or go ice skating with the locals in Houhai; 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 help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, hutong, architecture, religion, literature, visual arts, music, cinema, Peking Opera, festivals, cuisine, shopping
  • Free, convenient pull-out Beijing map (included in print version), plus 30 colour maps
  • Covers Chaoyang, the Forbidden City, Xicheng, Dongcheng, Sanlitun, Beihai Park, Wudaokou, Haidian, Dashilar, the Temple of Heaven and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Beijing , our most comprehensive guide to Beijing, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Beijing? Check out Pocket Beijing, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Beijing. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-01-26
Flexibound (236 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two metropolitan cities.

Take in the major sights, from the breathtaking Great Wall of China to the imperial splendor of the Forbidden City; go on a canal cruise for your chance to contrast the old and new sides of Shanghai; or simply wander the cities' seemingly endless markets.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai truly shows you these cities as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Beijing, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Top 10 Beijing (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By Andrew Humphreys

Andrew Humphreys
Released: 2015-08-04
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Beijing (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing is your pocket guide to the very best of the city of Beijing.

Packed with culture and activities for travelers to enjoy, our Top 10 Travel Guide to Beijing has insider tips and travel ideas for any budget. Check out the best temples, churches, and mosques in Beijing, experience the highlights of the Great Wall, or visit great shopping districts and markets. Whether you're looking for peaceful parks and gardens, fascinating festivals and events, or the best restaurants and liveliest bars and hotels, we have you covered in your comprehensive guide to traveling in Beijing.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

  • "Don't miss" destination highlights.
  • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
  • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout.
  • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries.
  • Traveler tips and recommendations.
  • Local drink and dining specialties to try.
  • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities.
  • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to China, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the China; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample the city's most famous dish, Peking Duck; wander the ancient alleys known as hutong; and explore the world's largest palace complex at the Forbidden City; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Beijing and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Beijing map (included in print version), plus more than 15 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers the Forbidden City & Dongcheng North, the Summer Palace& Haidian, Beihai Park & Xicheng, South Chaoyang, and the Temple of Heaven Park & Dongcheng South.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Beijing's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Beijing guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China or Discover China guide for a comprehensive look at all China has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Beijing: Where To Go, What To See - A Beijing Travel Guide (China,Shanghai,Beijing,Xian,Peking,Guilin,Hong Kong) (Volume 3)

By Worldwide Travellers

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Paperback (60 pages)

Beijing: Where To Go, What To See  -  A Beijing Travel Guide (China,Shanghai,Beijing,Xian,Peking,Guilin,Hong Kong) (Volume 3)
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Beijing - The Ultimate Travel Guide

• Are you looking to visit a country you've never been to ? • Have you already booked your trip and you're now curious what to expect ? • Maybe a friend loved the trip and you want to have the same great experience now...

Either Way, We Got You Covered !

In This Single Guide, You Will Find All The Information You'll Need

What This Guide Covers:

  • Major Cities
  • Traditions
  • Sights
  • Must-Do Activities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • and so much more !

Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)

By Graham Bond

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Known for years as the sleeping giant of tourism, China has now awakened with a roar, attracting 120 million inbound tourists each year (including two and a half million Americans), and accounting for increasing sales of guidebooks to its three major attractions: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Our author of this 288-page guide to those three primary cities--Graham Bond--has lived in China for many years, is currently pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history, but continues to keep his touristic information up-to-date and rewarding through constant travels there. He is already the author of Frommer's Shanghai, a previously-published guidebook, and now cements his reputation as the nation's foremost authority on visits to China by American and other western travelers. The book is profusely illustrated with maps, and provides every detailed assistance on the mechanics of living in and touring China.

Fodor's Beijing (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-03-10
Paperback (256 pages)

Fodor s Beijing (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Beijing, including World Heritage sites, memorable markets, fantastic street food, and world-class nightlife. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, and Chinese cuisine
· Major sights such as Tiananmen Square, Confucius Temple, and Temple of Heaven 
· Side Trips from Beijing including The Great Wall, Thirteen Ming Tombs, The Western Temples, Eastern Qing Tombs, and Chengde

Planning to visit more of China? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to China and also our Hong Kong guide.

Fodor's China (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-07-14
Paperback (736 pages)

Fodor s China (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

China is a trip-of-a-lifetime adventure for travelers in search of cutting-edge art and culture, rugged natural beauty, and cultural diversity. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's China shows off the splendor of the country's historical treasures, vibrant culinary culture, and its colorful ethnic minorities like no other guide.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and spirituality in China
· Coverage of Beijing, Shanghai, Eastern China, Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta, The Southwest, Sichuan and Chongqing, The Silk Road, Tibet

Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Beijing and Hong Kong.

Beijing Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)

By Traveler Republic

Released: 2017-01-12
Kindle Edition (141 pages)

Beijing Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)
 
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Beijing Travel Guide: Top Attractions, Hotels, Food Places, Shopping Streets and Everything You Need to Know – travel book with the best value!

Republic of China’s capital, Beijing, is perhaps one of the best kept historic cities of the world. The different regimes of Beijing haven’t only assured that the city keeps remote from the western influence but also worked hard to keep the inner city. Beijing is now fast becoming one of the world’s main tourist attractions. Also due to its numerous monuments that date back to almost 2000 years, Beijing is among the cities which have the richest history.

Planning for a trip to Beijing is not a simple task. The best way to plan for Beijing or any other big, unknown city is to plan the whole itinerary and learn all the important information you need to know beforehand. To help you with this, we provide you with a thorough guidebook which is extremely helpful in making your trip stress-free and more satisfying.

Inside Beijing Travel Guide:
  • Overview of Beijing: Main Characteristics of the City
  • Different Public Transport Networks to Get Around: Metro, Bus, Bike, Pedicab, and More
  • The Best Tourist Attractions:The Great Wall, Temples, Monuments, etc.
  • Dos and Don’ts: Travel Like a Local.
  • Best Accommodations to Fit Your Budget and Needs
  • Satisfy Your Food Cravings: Must-Try Dishes
  • Where to Find the Best Products: Get the Best Souvenirs
  • What to Know Before You Go: Banking, Telephone Numbers, Customs, Cultures, etc.

  • This book is full of insider tips and recommendations that will truly help you make your trip hassle-free! Truly a must-have if you have plans of going to Beijing.


    Lonely Planet Beijing City Map (Lonely Planet City Map)

    By Lonely Planet

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    From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

    Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Beijing City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Beijing, so begin your journey now!

    • Durable and waterproof
    • Easy-fold format and convenient size
    • Handy slipcase
    • Full colour and easy-to-use
    • Extensive street and site index
    • Images and information about top city attractions
    • Handy transport maps
    • Walking tour routes
    • Practical travel tips and directory
    • Itinerary suggestions
    • Covers The Forbidden City, Dongcheng, Temple of Heaven Park, Beihai Park, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian and more

    Check out Lonely Planet Beijing, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

    Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times



     
     
     

     
     
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