It's the contrast between the distant past and the super-charged present that makes Beijing so captivating. Traditional but ever-changing, no other city manages to be so timeless yet so contemporary. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Beijing, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice:
Inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from our expert authors
Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip
Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique
Plus Great Wall chapter, full-colour maps and the Historic Hútòng walking tour
Coverage includes: Plan Your Trip, Neighbourhoods at a Glance, Forbidden City and Dōngchéng Central, Drum Tower and Dōngchéng North, Temple of Heaven Park and Dōngchéng South, Běihǎi Park and Xīchéng North, Dashilar and Xīchéng South, Sānlǐtún and Cháoyáng, Summer Palace and Hǎidiàn, Day Trips from Beijing, Sleeping, understand Beijing and survival guide.