The Rough Guide to China

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2011 - Travel - 1140 pages
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The Rough Guide to China covers of all of mainland China including Tibet, along with the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Clear, detailed maps show all listed arrival points, accommodation, restaurants and sights, while boxes provide bilingual keys. Use it to explore the sophisticated nightlife emerging in Beijing and Shanghai, to chill out in the mellow travellers’ havens of Dali and Yangshuo, or roam the streets of characterful antique towns such as Lijiang. Up to date descriptions give the low-down on famous sights such as Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army outside Xi’an, limestone peaks around Guilin and the cruise through the mighty Three Gorges along the Yangzi. There’s also full practical information for less-known attractions: hiking holy mountains such as Shandong’s Tai Shan; where to experience the culture of China’s many ethnic groups, including Tibetans, Miao, Dai and Mongolians; how to explore remoter rural areas; and where to experience local food, from streetside snack stalls to plush Beijing Duck restaurants.
 

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I travelled through a small chunk of China back in about 2011, visiting Macau, Guangzhou, Hainan Island and Guilin. Those were the days when one still had to rely on the printed word to guide them in ... Read full review

Contents

Getting there 27
27
Getting around 34
34
Accommodation 41
41
Food and drink 46
46
The media 50
50
Festivals 51
51
Sport and outdoor activities 52
52
Culture and etiquette 53
53
11 Yunnan 680
681
12 Sichuan and Chongqing 744
745
Chinese festivals 792
793
13 The Northwest 804
805
14 Tibet 886
887
Contexts 941
942
History 943
943
Chronology 960
960

Shopping 55
55
Travelling with children 56
56
Guide 67
71
1 Beijing and around 69
73
2 Hebei and Tianjin 142
143
3 Dongbei 168
169
4 The Yellow River 204
205
5 The Eastern Seaboard 294
295
Chinese architecture 312
311
6 Shanghai and around 362
363
7 The Yangzi basin 410
411
8 Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island
477
9 Hong Kong and Macau 572
573
Chinese cuisine colour 600
601
10 Guangxi and Guizhou 634
635
Chinese beliefs 962
962
Traditional Chinese Medicine 967
967
Art 969
969
Music 974
974
Film 979
979
Books 984
984
Language 995
996
Chinese characters 997
997
Grammar 998
998
Useful words and phrases 1000
1000
Food and drink glossary 1006
1006
Glossary 1013
1013
Small print Index 1015
1015
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