Beijing Pointers.pdf

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Author Foreign 
Resource Type Textbook

Pub Date 2006
Formats Included  . PDF
Pages  197

Part 1: Demystifying Beijing

  • History and Culture: A concise yet informative overview of Beijing’s rich history, highlighting key periods and cultural influences.
  • Navigating the City: Practical information on transportation options, public etiquette, and navigating the subway system.
  • Beyond the Tourist Trail: A peek into local neighborhoods, hidden alleys (hutongs), and off-the-beaten-path attractions.
  • Language Essentials: Essential Mandarin phrases for everyday communication, with a focus on pronunciation and cultural context.

Part 2: Exploring Beijing’s Neighborhoods

  • Each chapter focuses on a distinct neighborhood, providing a detailed guide with:
    • Historical background and unique characteristics.
    • Must-see sights and hidden gems (museums, parks, historical sites, local markets).
    • Recommended restaurants and cafes showcasing local cuisine.
    • Nightlife options and cultural activities.
    • Tips on bargaining and interacting with local vendors.

Part 3: Experiencing Beijing

  • Festivals and Events: A calendar of major festivals and cultural events throughout the year, along with tips on participating and appreciating the traditions.
  • Art and Culture: A curated list of museums, art galleries, and cultural experiences to delve deeper into Beijing’s artistic scene.
  • Food and Drink: Exploring Beijing’s diverse culinary landscape, from street food stalls to traditional restaurants.
  • Day Trips: Suggested excursions from Beijing to nearby historical sites, natural wonders, or charming towns.

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