This guide book covers the main touristic attractions of Beijing, as well as some of the best spots for shopping. The idea is to spend around 10 days in the city to visit them all, however visitors planning to stay less time can choose what they like most. It covers information about the different sites, including how to reach them by subway/underground (with the exception of the Great Wall), as well as a series of photos of each of them which will always proof better than descriptions to give readers an idea of the sites. I also provide the estimated time needed for each attraction. All pictures have been taken in 2014, and as well as the descriptions are up to date. This guide does not cover the following: -Hotels -Weather -Bars and Restaurants Mostly because those change very often in places like Beijing (with many opening and closing on a weekly basis, as well as quality changing considerably when they become popular). This guide is aimed at travellers who want to visit what is best, who need just enough information about the sites to enjoy them, and who appreciate good quality photos to decide whether is worth visiting or not. This is an ideal guide for those travellers looking for something quick and easy to read helping them to plan their visit without having to go through hundreds and hundreds of pages, covering the most popular and precious sites that Beijing have to offer.
Alfredo de la Casa was born in London but grew up in Spain. Author of ten other books, and winner of the prestigious Gourmand award, he works as journalist for The Guide of Vietnam (the bestselling and biggest lifestyle magazine in Vietnam), and freelances for two other life style magazines. Crazy about traveling, fine wines and good food, he has travelled to over 30 countries, and lived in several of them. He currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City and he his works include a book on Vietnamese cultural differences, and three books about wine and wine tasting, one of which has recently won the prestigious Gourmand International Award.