Author(s): Jen Lin-Liu
Features: Beijing's Past, Present & Future, Red Communist Beijing, Beijing for Art Lovers, and more Beijing Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see the city. This attractively priced, four-color guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of Beijing in a short time--with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Beijing Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find: * Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps * Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Beijing on a Bicycle, The Great Wall, Houhai Lake, and more* Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants and attractions that clue readers in on great finds and values * Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet * Foldout front cover, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference info
Jen Lin-Liu is a food and culture writer and the owner of the Beijing cooking school Black Sesame Kitchen. Most recently, she is the author of Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, 2008), which received wide praise from publications ranging from The New York Review of Books to People. A former correspondent for Newsweek in Shanghai, she is a regular food and arts contributor for The New York Times. She has authored several Frommer's travel guides in Asia and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure. She first went to China in 2000 on a Fulbright fellowship, after growing up in southern California and graduating from Columbia University. Learn more about her work at jenlinliu.com.
13 Favorite Moments. 1 The Best Full-Day Tours. The Best in One Day. The Best in Two Days. The Best in Three Days. 2 The Best Special-Interest Tours. Beijing for Contemporary Art Lovers. Red Beijing. Beijing by Bicycle. Beijing: Past, Present & Future. 3 The Best Neighborhood Walks. Back Lake Ramble. Wangfujing. Liulichang. 4 The Best Shopping. Shopping Best Bets. Beijing Shopping A to Z. 5 The Best Dining. Dining Best Bets. Beijing Restaurants A to Z. 6 The Best Nightlife. Nightlife Best Bets. Beijing Nightlife A to Z. 7 The Best Arts & Entertainment. Arts & Entertainment Best Bets. Beijing Arts & Entertainment A to Z. 8 The Best Lodging. Lodging Best Bets. Beijing Hotels A to Z. 9 The Best Day Trips & Excursions. The Great Wall & the Commune. More Great Wall Excursions. Chengde. Pingyao. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Fast Facts. Beijing: A Brief History. Mandarin Language Guide. Beijing Menu Reader. Recommended Books. Toll-Free Numbers & Websites. Index.