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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