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StreetSmart Beijing: A Bilingual and Up-to-Date Map of the Chinese Capital


StreetSmart Beijing: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2008 Summer Olympics




Are you planning to visit Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics? Do you want to explore the ancient and modern wonders of the Chinese capital? Do you need a map that is easy to use, accurate, and bilingual? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need StreetSmart Beijing, the best map for travelers in Beijing.




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Introduction




In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about StreetSmart Beijing, a pocket-sized, gloss-laminated, accordion-fold map that shows 576 square inches of immensely legible cartographic information and diagrammatic 3-D illustrations. We will explain what StreetSmart Beijing is, why you need it, what features it has, how to get it, and how to use it. By the end of this article, you will be ready to enjoy your trip in Beijing with confidence and convenience.


What is StreetSmart Beijing?




StreetSmart Beijing is a map created by VanDam, a New York-based award-winning mapmaker that has produced maps of more than 80 world cities. StreetSmart Beijing is designed specifically for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but it will also be useful for business and recreational travelers in Beijing for years to come. It is a graphic work of art that works. It shows you everything you need to know about Beijing in a clear and comprehensible way.


Why do you need StreetSmart Beijing?




You need StreetSmart Beijing because it is the most up-to-date map on the market and it is completely bilingual. It shows you all the subway and light-rail lines that will be in operation by June and beyond, most other maps show only three or four lines. It also shows you all the Olympic venues and attractions, as well as the notable buildings and architecture of the city. It gives you street and place names in both Chinese characters and pinyin romanization, as well as in English where it's useful. This way, you can communicate with taxi drivers and locals without any confusion. Just point to be understood!


Features of StreetSmart Beijing




StreetSmart Beijing has many features that make it stand out from other maps. Here are some of them:


Bilingual street and place names




StreetSmart Beijing gives you street and place names in both Chinese characters and pinyin romanization, as well as in English where it's useful. For example, Beisanhuan Zhonglu = North 3rd Ring Road. This way, you can read the signs and ask for directions without any problem. You can also show the map to taxi drivers and locals and they will understand where you want to go.


Up-to-date subway and light-rail lines




StreetSmart Beijing shows you all eleven subway and light-rail lines that will be in operation by June and beyond. Most other maps show only three or four lines. This way, you can travel around the city with ease and convenience. You can also see how each line connects to the other lines and to the Olympic venues and attractions.


Detailed Olympic Green Park and venues




StreetSmart Beijing shows you the Olympic Green Park with its dragon-shaped lagoon, the Olympic Village athletes' housing, fields and buildings for various sports, the whimsical "Bird's Nest" National Stadium, and much more in this newest part of the ancient city. You can see them in great detail and in clear relation to the rest of Beijing. You can also find the locations of all 33 Olympic competitions highlighted with stylized symbols, keyed for easy recognition.


3-D perspective of notable buildings and architecture




StreetSmart Beijing shows you the notable buildings and architecture of Beijing in 3-D perspective, such as the towers of the Central Business District, the palaces, courtyards, gardens and gates of the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and more. You can appreciate the beauty and history of these landmarks and orient yourself in the city.


Five views of metropolitan Beijing and districts




StreetSmart Beijing shows you five views of metropolitan Beijing and the districts most heavily frequented by visitors, such as Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, and Fengtai. You can see how any particular location relates to the whole and zoom in or out as needed. You can also find hotels, museums, restaurants, shopping areas, parks, and other points of interest marked on the map.


How to get StreetSmart Beijing




Getting StreetSmart Beijing is easy. You have two options:


Online purchase




You can buy StreetSmart Beijing online at www.vandam.com for $8.95 each. You can pay with your credit card or PayPal account and get your map delivered to your address within a few days. You can also get custom pricing upon request.


Phone order




You can also order StreetSmart Beijing by phone by calling 1-800 UNFOLDS. You can speak to a customer service representative who will take your order and payment information and ship your map to your address within a few days.


How to use StreetSmart Beijing




Using StreetSmart Beijing is simple. You just need to follow these steps:


Unfold and refold the map




StreetSmart Beijing is an accordion-fold map that measures 4" x 9" when closed and 9" x 32" when open. To unfold it, you just need to pull it apart from both ends. To refold it, you just need to fold it back along the creases. You can easily fit it in your pocket or purse and take it out whenever you need it.


Locate your destination and point to it




StreetSmart Beijing has a clear and legible design that makes it easy to find your destination on the map. You can use the index at the back of the map to look up the name of your destination and find its corresponding number on the map. You can also use the symbols and colors to identify different types of places, such as Olympic venues, subway stations, hotels, museums, etc. Once you find your destination on the map, you can point to it with your finger or a pen and show it to a taxi driver or a local if you need help getting there.


Enjoy your trip in Beijing




StreetSmart Beijing is your ultimate guide to the 2008 Summer Olympics and beyond. It will help you navigate the city with ease and convenience, discover its ancient and modern wonders, and have a memorable experience in Beijing.


Conclusion




In this article, we have told you everything you need to know about StreetSmart Beijing, a pocket-sized, gloss-laminated, accordion-fold map that shows 576 square inches of immensely legible cartographic information and diagrammatic 3-D illustrations. We have explained what StreetSmart Beijing is, why you need it, what features it has, how to get it, and how to use it. We hope that this article has convinced you that StreetSmart Beijing is the best map for travelers in Beijing.


FAQs




  • Q: When is the 2008 Summer Olympics?



  • A: The 2008 Summer Olympics will take place from August 8 to August 24 in Beijing.



  • Q: How many countries will participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics?



FAQs




  • Q: When is the 2008 Summer Olympics?



  • A: The 2008 Summer Olympics will take place from August 8 to August 24 in Beijing.



  • Q: How many countries will participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics?



  • A: According to Wikipedia, 205 countries will participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics, sending a total of about 10,500 athletes to compete in 28 sports and 302 events.



  • Q: What are some of the main attractions in Beijing?



  • A: Some of the main attractions in Beijing are the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Lama Temple.



  • Q: How can I get around Beijing?



  • A: You can get around Beijing by using public transportation, such as subway, bus, taxi, or bicycle. You can also walk or rent a car if you prefer. StreetSmart Beijing will help you find the best way to get to your destination.



  • Q: What are some of the cultural and historical aspects of Beijing?



  • A: Beijing is a city with a rich and diverse culture and history. It has been the capital of China for more than 800 years and has witnessed many important events and changes in the country's history. It is also home to many ethnic groups, religions, languages, cuisines, arts, and customs. You can learn more about Beijing's culture and history by visiting its museums, temples, parks, theaters, markets, and festivals.



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