Top 10 Beijing: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel)
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Beijing will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion.
Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Beijing.
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with flat round pieces that are placed on the intersections of lines on an uncheckered board. Top 10 Parks Bei Hai Park Classic ornamental gardens with a large lake for boating (For further details see Bei Hai Park). Chaoyang Park The largest afforested park in Beijing, with well-maintained flower and grass areas. Subway: Liangmaqiao Di Tan Park Large green spaces and cypress trees, and the striking Temple of Earth (For further details see Di Tan Park). Xiang Shan Park An hour’s
torturously steep steps to inspect some 25 drums and be entertained by a troop of drummers that delivers skin-thumping performances on the hour. Gulou Dong Dajie8403 6706Subway: Gulou DajieOpen 9am–5:30pm daily¥20 Bell Tower Bell Tower This dates from 1745 and replaces an earlier tower that burnt down. The great 42-ton (42,674-kg) bell it contains used to be rung to mark the closing of the city gates in the evening. During Spring Festival visitors are allowed to ring the bell for a donation
Kaorou Ji Majors in Qingzhen – Hui or Muslim – cuisine, which means mutton. The house specialty is spiced barbecued lamb and sesame seed bread. 14 Qianhai Dong Yan6404 2554¥100–¥250 Kong Yiji Lakeside restaurant with a range of exquisite dishes from the Yangzi River delta. Desheng Men Nei Dajie6618 4917¥100–¥250 Nuage Well-respected Vietnamese with a lovely location just south of the Silver Ingot Bridge (For further details see Nuage). 22 Qian Hai Dong Yan6401 9581¥100–¥250 Raj
over the valley Badaling, 30 miles (45 km) NW of Beijing8118 1888www.commune.com.cnover �1400 Aman at the Summer Palace Guests at this stunning hotel 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the city enjoy private access to the Summer Palace as well as a cinema, stylish spa, and subterranean swimming pool. 1 Gong Men Qian Jie5987 9999www.amanresorts.comover �1400 Grace Beijing Contemporary luxury best describes this stylish boutique hotel with 30 rooms, in the heart of the 798 Art District.
vacated 798 factory in 2001, the East German-built industrial compound has become a world-famous center of contemporary Chinese art. Alongside the studios and galleries, there are also chic cafés, bars, and restaurants, not to mention a growing number of designer shops and showrooms. The area is popular with tourists, who arrive by the coach-load. Top 10 Features View map 798 Space The first gallery to open in Da Shan Zi, 798 Space remains at the heart of the district. It is worth visiting