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The Improbable Beijing Guidebook 2016

Step out in Beijing, for an improbable adventure. It’s time to explore, discover, encounter and have an unforgettable China experience that’s just for You!

Created by a local-international team, the Beijing Improbable Guidebook is your passport to history, culture, food and good times in this dynamic, surprising and astounding metropolis. Our fresh approach keeps you confidently on the go via subway, bike, taxi or on foot, saving you time and money.

Light, accurate and easy to use, this guide is perfect for tourists, expats and business travellers. Features include:
  • over 200 listed attractions
  • 38 detailed, full-colour, bi-lingual tourist maps
  • 7 days of proposed itineraries + 8 regional day trips
  • 75 top-ranked restaurants and service providers
  • English-Mandarin-Pinyin usage guide and indexes
  • Practical help & tips, transport guides & much more

About the Guidebook

The Beijing Improbable Guidebook is the first modern foreign-language guidebook designed for the tourist or first-time visitor to Beijing that is produced in China and able to be widely distributed in Beijing (beyong foreign language bookshops).

Our advantages

We are solving the difficulties encountered by foreign tourists:
  • Verbal communication barrier and Chinese-style English on signage
  • Few official tourist information centers to support independent travellers
  • Domestic group travel is directed towards tourist traps and shopping destinations
  • Beijing is too big and complex to be detailed in a single sheet map
  • Foreign tourists should not be expected to know all about China's historical background

We can provide a better travel experience

  • we recommend the most straightforward route and the efficient metro subway
  • we break down the attractions of Beijing into precincts, making every visit time efficient.
  • our book is light attractive, pocket size and easy to carry
  • Sinomaps has direct access to official and accurate cartographic information
  • unlike the heavily-detailed and opinionated travel guide books written overseas, we are more focused on efficiency and rapid knowledge
  • unlike the domestic guidebooks in Chinese, we understand the real needs of foreign tourists
  • unlike travel and expatriate magazines, we provide comprehensive and clear planning for all types of excursions

Evaluations from Customers

The book is so clear and easy to understand. Explains some Chinese culture very positively. Makes people want to read more
                                        ——Evelyn, China
BJ Subway chapter is super informative! Good size. Map indicators are great. Overall layout is good. Very easy to read. Good introductions to each section.
                                        ——Kendra, USA
Great transport information. I like the layout. It looks attractive
                                        ——Carmen, USA
Layout seems logical. Easy to find what you’re looking for. I like how the nearby subway stations are clearly listed.
                                        ——Jeff, USA

Where to find the Guidebook (2019)

  • Beijing Foreign Languages ​​Bookstore
  • Sinomaps Publishing International Mapping Partners
  • Dangdang
  • Amazon.Com bookselling network (domestic and foreign)
  • Sinomaps online bookstore