China - Beijing (Chapter)
This is the Beijing chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.
Inextricably linked to past glories (and calamities) yet hurtling towards a power-charged future, Beijing, one of history’s great cities, is as complex as it is compelling. Few places on earth can match the extraordinary historical panorama on display here.
- marvel at the might and splendour of the world’s largest palace complex, the Forbidden City
- lose yourself in the city’s warren of historic hutong (alleyways) or follow our walking tour
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping. *This chapter does not cover The Great Wall.
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