Beijing - Day Trips from Beijing (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Day Trips from Běijīng chapter from Lonely Planet’s Beijing guidebook.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Beijing and they can each be completed in a day. Ming-dynasty villages, historic tombs and picturesque valleys make a great break from city sightseeing.

  • explore the Ming Tombs, the Unesco-protected burial site for 13 of China’s emperors
  • maps
  • gorgeous, well-preserved Ming-dynasty village of Chuāndǐxià, nestled in a remote valley
  • transport
  • picnic and play by the Jùmǎ River in the picturesque valley of Shídù
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Ming Tombs, Chuāndǐxià, Shídù, Wǎnpíng Town.

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