Friday, 17 January 2014

Review: 'Beijing Smart Guide' by Dinah Gardner

Beijing Smart Guide by Dinah Gardner, 2008, Apa Publications GmbH and Company, $11.95, softbound, 144 pages. Category/Genre: travel. Cover: interesting. Where we got it: bought it. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble. 

The book starts with an overview of various areas one might be inclined to visit, including Beijing itself, Western Beijing, the Great Wall, the Lake District, and Gulou. 

Next comes an a to zed overview of a number of important items to consider for your itinerary. These include Beijing opera, gay and lesbian hotspots, restaurants, palaces and homes, museums and galleries, teahouses, temples, churches, and mosques, and more. 

The book also comes with a streetplan of Beijing and a selective index to streets and sights. 

If you like this one, try: Family Guide Washington DC, by DK; Family Guide London, by DK; and Eyewitness Travel Guide, by DK. 

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