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 & Dongchéng Central, Drum Tower & Dongchéng North, Temple of Heaven Park & Dongchéng South, Beihai Park & Xichéng North, Dashilar & Xichéng South, Sanlitún & Cháoyáng, Summer Palace & Haidiàn, Day Trips from Beijing, Sleeping, Understand Beijing and Survival Guide.