It's the contrast between the distant past and the super-charged present that makes Běijing 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 Běijing, 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 Húting 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, Běihai Park & Xichéng North, Dashilar & Xichéng South, Sanlitún & Cháoyáng, Summer Palace & Haidian, Day Trips from Běijing, Sleeping, Understand Běijing and Survival Guide.