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Beijing (City Guide) by Insight Guides

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By Insight Guides

Perception urban consultant Beijing is a finished go back and forth consultant to this old and intriguing urban. Full-color photographs and maps throughout mix with authoritative textual content to motivate you to discover Beijing and its surrounding components. Be encouraged through the “Best Of Beijing” section, which highlights unmissable attractions and stories, whereas a complete Travel Tips part delivers all of the useful details and go back and forth recommendation you must plan what to do in your journey, together with selective listings for inn and eating places. Lavish Photo Features provide a different perception into issues reminiscent of conventional drugs, lifestyles within the hutong, and the city’s parks. Insight’s trademark history and culture assurance offers a desirable advent to Beijing’s place as capital of imperial dynasties for greater than 1,000 years in addition to its sleek lifestyles, whereas good points via neighborhood writers delve into every little thing from lifestyles within the New China, to faith, and foods and drinks. Ten Places chapters disguise town and its atmosphere, from Imperial Beijing, Wangfujing and the international Legation zone, and the Olympic Park, to the Ming Tombs and nice Wall, and the traditional village of Chuandixia.

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FIAPE (end Apr/mid-May), Estremoz. An international agricultural, cattle and handicrafts fair. Algarve Music Festival (Apr– May), throughout the region. Concerts and performances by the Gulbenkian Ballet. May Flower Festival (late Apr/ early May), Funchal, Madeira. Shops and houses are decorated with flowers. Ends with a parade of floats. Festas das Cruzes (early May), Barcelos. The Festival of the Crosses celebrates the day the shape of a cross appeared in the earth in 1504. Pilgrimage to Fátima (12–13 May).

A key victory for the allies came at Buçaco (see pp216–17) in 1810.

September is also the start of the vindima (the harvest) season. Grapes are harvested and crushed to wine in a spirit of festivity, especially in the port-growing Douro region. September Avante! (early Sep), Seixal. A three-day festival of folk music. There are also film screenings, a book fair and food stalls. Festa das Vindimas (early Sep), Palmela. A festival to celebrate the grape harvest. Wine Festival (early Sep), Funchal and Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, Madeira. The Funchal festival is a lively, popular event, but the one in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos is more authentic.

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