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Beijing Travel Guide.com

Beijing Travel Guide.com

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The free eBook version of www.beijing-travel-guide.com will give you everything you need to navigate Beijing like a local. Places to see, restaurant recommendations, key Mandarin phrases and some history and culture; it's all here.
The free eBook version of www.beijing-travel-guide.com will give you everything you need to navigate Beijing like a local. Places to see, restaurant recommendations, key Mandarin phrases and some history and culture; it's all here.

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Published by: michaelcollins07 on Jan 15, 2009
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05/10/2014

 
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Y
OUR 
L
OCAL
G
UIDE TO
B
EIJING
 
Welcome to Beijing! This guide will introduce you to all of the information that you needto know when in China's capital. How to get around; how to eat; where to go; what to see;it's all in here. I've even included a few pointers on language and culture that will add somecolor to your adventures in Beijing.Take this guide with you as you go around the city, as it’s full of the Chinesenames and addresses of places to see and restaurants to try. Any time you get stuck, justshow your cab driver the characters of the place you need to go to or show your waiter thething you want to eat on the menu provided, and you should be in good shape. Also, don’tforget to bring a copy of your hotel’s card with you so that you can always get home safelyor call for backup in extreme situations.Please take a few moments to go through the online version of this guide:
www.beijing-travel-guide.com
. You’ll find that it offers important
updates
, as the city isconstantly changing, and
interactive features
, particularly with respect to
language
, thatwill supplement what you carry with you while in Beijing.
!"#$%
!Warm regards,Michael CollinsMcollins@beijing-travel-guide.com 
 
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T
ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
 
Welcome to Beijing 5
What this guide offers you
The Excitement of Beijing 2008 6
Why the Summer Games were such a big deal to the Chinese
China’s Olympics 7
What China calls its Games
 Opening Ceremony 8
A look at the ways in which Chinese languageand culture influenced the Opening of the Games
The Olympic Colors 9
The special roles colors played in the Olympics
Chinese Culture 10
An overview of Chinese culture with a particular focus on Food, Art, Confucianism and other traditional concepts
Mandarin 15
Crash course in Chinese with a section on Greetingsand Basic Words – study and impress your friends
Food 18
Four tips on dining etiquette
Menu 20
Menu advice and dish recommendations that willhelp you explore the many types of Chinese food
Getting Around Beijing 25
Explanation of the layout of Beijing and how to use publictransportation to get from A to B with the least amount of hassle
Shopping 28
Essential bargaining techniques for Western shoppers
 Places 29
A list of the
must visit 
Place to See, Places to Shop andPlaces to Eat in Beijing, when you’re not watching the Games
Recommendations 37
Restaurant and Bar picks that won’t lead you wrong
 Itinerary 40
The combination of Places and Restaurants that shouldGuide you through China’s capital
Warnings 42
 Please
read these before you set out in the city!
Frequently Asked Questions 44
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