"Frommer's" - The best trips start here. Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Insider coverage on Beijing's exciting restaurants, the most intriguing districts, and the Olympic Games. This title presents outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. It provides exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. It includes off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Jen Lin-Liu is a Beijing-based food and travel writer. She first came to China in 2000 as a Fulbright Scholar, and has written for Time Out Beijing, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and other publications. She is author of the forthcoming book Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, June 2008). Sherisse Pham graduated from the University of British Columbia and then quickly took off to Asia to set up camp. After a year in Taiwan, she sailed across the straights and took up residence on the mainland. She has lived in China for three years and is currently a Beijing-based freelancer.