Frommer's Beijing

by Graeme Smith

John Wiley & Sons | February 17, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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This is a detailed, user-friendly, and up-to-the-minute guide to Beijing, China''s capital and its major gateway city. We''ll take you to the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall, and show you how to plunge into the city''s shopping scene and discover the best local restaurants. It can be difficult for Western visitors to communicate and find their way around in such a vast, fast-paced, and bewildering city, but we''ve made it easy for you to explore on your own, with detailed directions, accurate maps, practical logistical advice, and etiquette tips. We''ve also included a handy appendix of useful Chinese phrases, and establishment names are listed in both English and Chinese characters, making it easier for you to get around and find the places you''re looking for. Our author, an experienced China traveler who has written about the country for years, offers valuable insights and paints a vivid picture of a city that''s undergoing one of the most fascinating cultural and economic transformations in history.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 17, 2006

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471769908

ISBN - 13: 9780471769903

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Frommer's Beijing

Frommer's Beijing

by Graeme Smith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 17, 2006

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471769908

ISBN - 13: 9780471769903

About the Book

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here. Walking tours of the most intriguing districts. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

Table of Contents

List of Maps. <p> What''s new in Beijing. <p> 1. The Best of Beijing. <p> 2. Planning Your Trip to Beijing. <p> 3. Suggested Itineraries. <p> 4. Getting to know Beijing. <p> 5. Where to Stay. <p> 6. Where to Dine. <p> 7. Exploring Beijing. <p> 8. Beijing Strolls. <p> 9. Shopping. <p> 10. Beijing After Dark. <p> 11. The Great Wall &amp; Other Side Trips. <p> Apppendix A: Beijing in Depth. <p> Appendix B: The Chinese Language. <p> Index.

From the Publisher

This is a detailed, user-friendly, and up-to-the-minute guide to Beijing, China''s capital and its major gateway city. We''ll take you to the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall, and show you how to plunge into the city''s shopping scene and discover the best local restaurants. It can be difficult for Western visitors to communicate and find their way around in such a vast, fast-paced, and bewildering city, but we''ve made it easy for you to explore on your own, with detailed directions, accurate maps, practical logistical advice, and etiquette tips. We''ve also included a handy appendix of useful Chinese phrases, and establishment names are listed in both English and Chinese characters, making it easier for you to get around and find the places you''re looking for. Our author, an experienced China traveler who has written about the country for years, offers valuable insights and paints a vivid picture of a city that''s undergoing one of the most fascinating cultural and economic transformations in history.

From the Jacket

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer''s. The best trips start here.</p> <ul> <li>Walking tours of the most intriguing districts.</li> <li>Outspoken opinions on what''s worth your time and what''s not.</li> <li>Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.</li> <li>Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.</li> </ul> <p>Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

About the Author

<b>Graeme Smith</b> has lived in China on and off for the past 17 years. He has studied at Beijing and Tsinghua Universities, but attributes his fluency in Mandarin to an incurable love of Chinese soap operas. Graeme is currently a researcher at the Contemporary China Centre of the Australian National University, which gives him a wonderful excuse to spend time with rice farmers and work on poverty alleviation projects in Huoshan County, Anhui (www.cedpa.org.cn).
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