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What Will Your Beijing Encounter Be?

Walking in the footsteps of the emperors in the ancient Forbidden City

Checking out contemporary art's next big thing at the 798 Art District

Tucking into the city's signature dish, Peking duck

Searching for hidden treasures and haggling like mad at the Panjiayuan Antique Market

Getting lost amongst the songbirds and mah jong gamers in the maze-like hutong (alleyways)

Experiencing Beijing's rich culture, from ancient history to medieval temples to modern literature

Lacing up your hiking boots for an unforgettable trek atop the Great Wall at Simatai

Discover Twice the City in Half the Time

Easy navigation with a full-color pull-out map, detailed district maps and Chinese characters for places and streets throughout the book

Our expert resident author reveals the city's best sights, eating, drinking shopping and entertainment

Highlights and customized itineraries help you make the most of a short trip

Get insider tips from tuned- in locals, from a boutique-owning fashionista to the city's most renowned bartender