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Often the best way to explore a new city is by foot and Beijing is no exception. Although the city gets a lot of bad press for its high levels of pollution, it also has clear days and a lot of parks and paths to explore.

In this vBook D J Clark introduces five different one-day walks using the myriad of canals, rivers and lakes to guide him away from the traffic and discover areas of the city few visitors get to experience.

See the walks mapped here.

For more on the Beijing waterways see the excellent Beijing's Forgotten Waterways by Irving Hultengren

Writting, Video & Photography: D J Clark
Animation: Xu Jiye
Producer: Flora Yue

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About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is Course Director of Multimedia at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.