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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 & Trent Holden

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. 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

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

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing and Shanghai

By DK Travel

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-01-26
Flexibound (236 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing and 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 (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-12-19
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Beijing (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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From the Forbidden City and Summer Palace to the Great Wall of China, this guide showcases the best places China's capital city has to offer. Eight easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting sights, such as contemporary art galleries and buzzing night markets. Also included are reviews of the best hotels, shops, and restaurants in Beijing to help you plan your perfect trip.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

   • Itineraries help you plan your trip.
   • Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.

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

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid.

Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Beijing (Travel Guide)
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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.

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

By Graham Bond

Frommermedia Llc
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)
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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 Essential China (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2019-04-16
Paperback (544 pages)

Fodor s Essential China (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriors, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor’s Essential China includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of China.
    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Chinese food, the Terracotta Warriors, and Chinese tea.
    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.
    • MORE THAN 60 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    • BRAND NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Kunming offer options for every taste.
    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Chinese language phrases; and a calendar of events.
    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best tours.
    • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.
    • COVERS: Lantau island and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Chengdu, Sichuan and the Panda Breeding Research Center, Yangtze river cruises, Chongqing and more.

    ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

    Planning on visiting Southeast Asia? Check out Fodor’s Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos, and Fodor’s Vietnam.

National Geographic Traveler: China, 4th Edition

By Damian Harper

National Geographic Society
Released: 2017-02-07
Paperback (400 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: China, 4th Edition
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China expert Damian Harper covers all the main towns and cities of China, helping travelers negotiate what is probably the fastest changing country on Earth. Travel information and tips for the hot spots of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong are all extensively updated for this latest edition. The developing Yangtze region and remote areas such as Inner Mongolia and the Silk Road are also extensively covered, including detailed city walks, bike rides, and river cruises, complete with maps and booking information.

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the ever growing trend toward experiential travel, providing inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. The guides provide information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.

My Travel Journal for Kids Beijing: 6x9 Children Travel Notebook and Diary I Fill out and Draw I With prompts I Perfect Gift for your child for your holidays in Beijing (China)

By Beijing Publishing

Independently published
Paperback (120 pages)

My Travel Journal for Kids Beijing: 6x9 Children Travel Notebook and Diary I Fill out and Draw I With prompts I Perfect Gift for your child for your holidays in Beijing (China)
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Are you looking for a fun, easy and entertaining Kids Travel Journal for your Trip to Beijing (China)?

This Travel Journal is specifically developed for children. It is easy to fill out and will be really entertaining for kids even on longer trips. Other details include: 120 pages, 6x9, cream paper and a beautiful matte-finished cover.

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Insight Guides Flexi Map Beijing (Insight Flexi Maps)

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Flexi map Beijing is laminated, durable and has its own index that has been categorised for ease of use.

Inside Flexi Map Beijing:

- A list of recommended sights, divided by theme and linked to the mapping by numbered markers.

- A handy information section with concise details on getting around, tourist offices, money, tipping, opening times, public holidays, telephones, emergency telephone numbers and climate.

- The main map shows all one-way streets, car parks, pedestrian zones and public transport routes.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-06-19
Paperback (660 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China reveals the magnificence of China's greatest sights, including in-depth coverage of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Soldiers. The guide provides expert tips for visiting the Great Wall, cruising through the stunning Yangzi Three Gorges, and exploring the ultra-modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features on everything from the Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy, and the cult of Mao.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of the major architectural sights, plus maps of the key cities and towns. The best places to stay and eat have been provided by resident experts and recommendations on regional specialties will ensure you don't miss China's best dishes. Markets and festivals are listed town by town.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China shows you this diverse country as no one else can.



 
 
 

 
 
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