Book Description

An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Beijing, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, top 10 lists - all designed to help you see the very best of Beijing.

Experience imperial splendour at the Forbidden City, admire the spectacular beauty of Lama Temple, discover the grand Summer Palace, or walk a section of the Great Wall of China. From Top 10 opera venues to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Beijing with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Beijing:
- Eight easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week
- Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Beijing, covering the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian'an Men Square, Ming Tombs, Great Wall of China and more
- In-depth area guides explore Beijing's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing
- Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day
- Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information
- Color maps help you navigate with ease
- Covers Tian'an Men Square and the Forbidden City, Eastern Beijing, Western Beijing, North of the Forbidden city, and more

Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Beijing? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Beijing
  2. Exploring Beijing
  3. Top 10 Beijing Highlights
    1. Forbidden City
    2. Temple of Heaven
    3. Tian’an Men Square
    4. Lama Temple
    5. Bei Hai Park
    6. Hou Hai
    7. Summer Palace
    8. 798 Art District
    9. Ming Tombs
    10. Great Wall of China
  4. The Top 10 of Everything
    1. Moments in History
    2. Places of Worship
    3. Museums
    4. The Olympic Legacy
    5. Off the Beaten Path
    6. Children’s Attractions
    7. Entertainment
    8. Beijing Opera
    9. Beijing Dishes
    10. Restaurants
    11. Bars and Pubs
    12. Markets and Shops
    13. Beijing for Free
    14. Festivals and Events
  5. Beijing Area by Area
    1. Tian’an Men Square and the Forbidden City Area
    2. South of Tian’an Men Square
    3. North of the Forbidden City
    4. Eastern Beijing
    5. Western Beijing
    6. Greater Beijing
    7. Farther Afield
  6. Streetsmart
    1. Getting To and Around Beijing
    2. Practical Information
    3. Places to Stay
  7. Phrase Book
  8. Maps
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Copyright