As I speak both French & English, I had a broad spectrum of guides available on the shelves about Beijing and China. Following my previous travels around the world, I selected 3 famous editors which always fullfil me, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides & Le Routard.

I had a deep look on these guides and I selected 2 different types, those dedicated to my new home, Beijing and those dedicated to the whole country, China.

Beijing Guides :

  • Lonely Planet – Pékin en Quelques Jours (FR)

First book that I bought as soon as I knew that I will leave this year.  Latest edition was published in September 2010 which highlights the latest changes in a really growing city.

Good guide but not enough details for a future Beijigner. It allowed me to learn interesting things about the city and the neighborhoods.

It will be really useful for people who are visiting the city for few days. I gave it to my parents so they will be ready when they come to visit me.

More information on the Lonely Planet webpage.