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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

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.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Beijing? Check out Lonely Planet's 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's China guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover China, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel McCrohan, and David Eimer.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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