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Why Go?

The Great Wall and the Forbidden City—stunning historical treasures

The citywide sprucing up for the 2008 Summer Olympics: posh new clubs and shops, elegantly renovated hotels

Delicious Peking, Szechuan, and Taiwanese cuisine (sometimes all on the same menu)

What To Skip

Killer gridlock; walk whenever you can instead

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Food + Wine, Nightlife, Shopping

When To Go:

September, October, November


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