There's a not-so-quiet transformation brewing on the streets of Beijing. Set against a backdrop of dynastic opulence and centuries-old traditions is a city hurling itself headlong into the future. Whether your penchant is for Beijing opera or Peking duck, this smart and stylish book will guide you through all the excitement, grandeur and magic.
ENGAGE WITH THE ARTS with our cutting-edge chapter on contemporary art, written by an expert.
BE INSPIRED by our extensive coverage of the world-famous sights, complete with insider twists.
BICYCLE round the city with improved maps and walking tours.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP - detailed coverage of the latest boutiques, markets and malls.
CONNECT WITH LOCAL LIFE - etiquette advice and our user-friendly language chapter.