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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Explore Beijing: Great Cities of the World by Patricia Hutchison takes readers on a fascinating trip to Beijing and gives readers glimpses of the city's culture, ancient and modern architecture, education, manufacturing sector, the art and culture scene, sports and fitness, eating and shopping, ancient palaces and modern stadiums, and other fun facts about Beijing. Each chapter in the book deals with interesting details and colorful pictures that help readers experience Beijing in an entertaining way. The fun facts, the map showing Beijing's location in the Republic of China and the world, and the sidebars will pull readers into the book and make them curious to learn more about this city and explore it.
Explore Beijing is educational and informative in an interesting way and the details shared in the book are just enough for young readers to learn about Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. Patricia Hutchison's approach is crisp, neat, and simple, which makes the book engaging. Books like this are good to have in libraries and in one's personal collection because they can be used for reference and also learning about new destinations. Whether it is the Chinese New Year, the International Kite Festival, the Lantern Festival, and the Qingming Festival, Beijing will enchant its visitors with its colors, food, and culture. The book will also come in handy to all those travelers who are planning to visit Beijing.