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Beijing Walks

Exploring the Heritage

Ever since Marco Polo published his wide-eyed report on Khanbaligh, or Cambaluc, the city of the Mongol khans, Peking - as Beijing has been known for most of the past 300 years - has captured the Western imagination as few other ancient cities have. Beijing Walks presents six detailed walking tours of the most important historic quarters of the Chinese capital - the Forbidden City, the former Legation Quarter, Beihai Park, the Temple of Heaven, the Confucius Temple, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Olympic Village. All tours are placed in their imperial contexts and enlivened with traditional maps, drawings and photographs. Don Cohn offers vital information on everything from feng shui, Pekingese dogs and Peking Duck to Peking opera and the emperors' private lives, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of old Peking - its pleasures and its grandeur.


“...helps guests feel more at home in the city... a collection of clearly designed maps and tips about local sites...” - Travel and Leisure

“...offers an alternative perspective to conventional destinations and details six walking tours of important historic sectors around the Chinese capital ... great for history buffs...” - Business Traveller Asia Pacific


+ Imbued with the charm of imperial times

+ First-hand experience from a China afficionado

+ When to go, including the advantages of off-season travel

+ Shopping for antiques and curios

+ Chinese-English index

+ Stylish maps for each walk

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Beijing Walks - Exploring the Heritage


Don J Cohn - Author


Publication Date : April 2008
Category : TRAVEL/China
Paperback ISBN 10 : 962-217-762-X
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-762-8
Edition : First Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 24.95, GB£ 15.95
Format : 8.5in x 4.9in
Pages : 384
Photos : 172
Maps : 15

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