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.