Insight City Guide Beijing is a full-colour, comprehensive travel guide to this historic and exciting city. Full-colour photography and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to give you both inspiration and information to help explore Beijing and its surrounding areas. Be inspired by the "Best Of Beijing" section, which highlights the top experiences and places to visit in Beijing, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section provides all the practical information and travel advice you need, as well as a guide to things to do in Beijing, plus our selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into topics such as traditional medicine, life in the hutong and the city's parks. Insight's trademark history coverage provides a fascinating introduction to Beijing's position as capital of imperial dynasties for more than 1,000 years as well as its modern life, while features by local writers delve into Beijing's culture - everything from life in the New China to religion and food and drink.
Ten Places chapters cover the city and its surroundings, from Imperial Beijing, Wangfujing and the Foreign Legation Quarter and the Olympic Park, to the Ming Tombs and Great Wall and the ancient village of Chuandixia. Colour maps throughout help you get around so you can find the top attractions in Beijing as well as venture off the beaten track, to make sure you have the quintessential Beijing experience.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.