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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)

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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
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (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.

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

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.

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Fodor's Beijing (Full-color Travel Guide Book 5)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-02-24
Kindle Edition (256 pages)

Fodor s Beijing (Full-color Travel Guide Book 5)
 
Product Description:
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
· 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.

The Rough Guide to Beijing: (Travel Guide) (Rough Guide to...)

By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2017-06-01
Kindle Edition (216 pages)

The Rough Guide to Beijing: (Travel Guide) (Rough Guide to...)
 
Product Description:

The Rough Guide to Beijing is the ultimate travel guide to China's remarkable capital city. From the majestic Forbidden City and maze-like hutong alleys to gorgeous lake-filled parks and the exquisite Summer Palace, this vibrant book - packed full of stunning photography and clear, colour-coded maps - reveals the city's best sights and attractions. And if you fancy taking a trip outside of Beijing, you'll be pointed in the right direction: incredible treks around the Great Wall, ancient villages, imperial hunting parks and fascinating, offbeat museums are all part of the mix.

Comprehensive sections detail the very best places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and unwind: check out our author picks and "Beijing's Best" boxes, selecting atmospheric courtyard hotels, stylish bars, edgy art galleries, lively antiques markets, and much more. Expert reviews on film, literature and live music create a rounded and exciting picture of modern Beijing.

However long you're staying, and whatever your budget, The Rough Guide to Beijing has you covered.

Beijing In 72 Hours: Maximize Your Layover With Our 3 Day Plan

By Grizzly Publishing

Released: 2018-01-09
Kindle Edition (46 pages)

Beijing In 72 Hours: Maximize Your Layover With Our 3 Day Plan
 
Product Description:

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Beijing in 72 Hours is designed for travelers to get the best knowledge on the capital of China.

Beijing is one of the largest cities in the world and it is impossible to see everything in 72 hours. Where do you go first? What do you want to see and do the most? Walk along the Great Wall of China, explore the Forbidden City, wander through the hutongs, or take a boat trip on Lake Kunming at the Summer Palace? With so much to see and do, what do you do?

This book is designed to help you with your dilemma. It first takes you through the process of understanding and applying for the invaluable 72-hour visa-free transit policy and the rules surrounding it.

Learn more about the top attractions in the city, from the glorious Forbidden City, the iconic Tienanmen Square or the graceful Summer Palace where the Qing Emperors would spend the summer months to escape the oppressive heat, the Temple of Heaven, the various shopping districts, and many more!

Some of the things you will learn:

  • How to apply for the 72-hour visa-free transit policy for Beijing, which is different from other Chinese cities!

  • Learn more about the attractions and sites in Beijing, including their history, architecture, and what makes them so special

  • Understand the local cuisine and the various snacks, beverages, and dishes that makes dining so unique

  • Discover the best places to shop, with sections on the main shopping districts

  • Discover several itineraries you can follow which offers the best attractions to explore in different areas of Beijing

Click Buy Now to download your copy of Beijing in 72 Hoursand discover the beauty and magnificence of this iconic city!


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.

Lonely Planet Beijing City Map

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Map (2 pages)

Lonely Planet Beijing City Map
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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

Laminated Beijing Map by Borch (English, Spanish, French, Italian and German Edition)

By Borch

Borch
Map (2 pages)

Laminated Beijing Map by Borch (English, Spanish, French, Italian and German Edition)
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Folded laminated street and travel map, in color. Scale 1:24,000 / 1:75,000. Legend includes sights, museums, theatres, monuments, Chinese temples, Buddhist temples, churches, mosques, ruins, caves, cable railways, beaches, hospital, golf courses, subway, international/regional airports, airfields, hotels, markets, nature reserves. Includes inset map of Central Beijing (1:24,000), Beijing Public Transport, Beijing & Region (1:200,000), Forbidden City (1:6,000), Summer Palace (1:6,000), Fragrant Hills Park (1:13,000), Badaling (1:18,000). Locates Olympic Venues. Extensive index. Top 30 sights.


 
 
 

 
 
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