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The Rough Guide to Beijing 3
     

The Rough Guide to Beijing 3

by Simon Lewis
 

This guide to Beijing brings the city’s highlights to life from the latest hip nightspots and fashionable eateries to the ancient splendours of the Forbidden City. Easier to use and more to the point than its main rivals, there are accounts of all the city''s attractions and reliable, practical information on how to get around, where to stay and where to find

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This guide to Beijing brings the city’s highlights to life from the latest hip nightspots and fashionable eateries to the ancient splendours of the Forbidden City. Easier to use and more to the point than its main rivals, there are accounts of all the city''s attractions and reliable, practical information on how to get around, where to stay and where to find the best restaurants and bars. The guide also includes detailed accounts of excursions outside the city to historic towns and hikes along the Great Wall. Each district is covered by a thoroughly researched and fully indexed map

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843539070
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Series:
Rough Guides Travel Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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WHEN TO VISIT The best time to visit Beijing is in the autumn, in September and October, when it¹s dry and clement. Next best is the short spring, in April and May, when it¹s dry and comfortably warm, though a little windy. In winter it gets very cold, down to minus 20°C, and the mean winds that whip off the Mongolian plains feel like they¹re freezing your ears off. Summer (June to August) is muggy and hot, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C.The run-up to Chinese New Year is a great time to be in the country ­ when everyone is in festive mood and the city is bedecked with decorations. However, it¹s best to avoid Beijing during the first three days of the festival itself, as everyone is at home with their family and a lot of businesses and sights are closed.

Meet the Author

Simon Lewis is a travel writer and winner of the Bradt Travel Writing Award

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