China

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Rough Guides, 2003 - Travel - 1290 pages
With over 1300 pages and 158 maps, The Rough Guide to China covers all corners of this vast country - from the booming cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the remote regions of the southwest and the oasis towns of the Silk Road. The authors give practical advice for every budget on where to stay, where to find the best local cuisine and getting round by public transport. There is also background on China's history, politics, cultures and peoples.
 

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Contents

Basics
10
Map and chapter list
14
Visas and red tape
21
Rough Guide
26
Costs money and banks
32
Accommodation
40
Eating and drinking
48
Communications
54
Qingdao and around
353
Yantai and around
366
Shanghai
371
6
379
Jiangzu and Zhejiang
415
The Yangzi basin
507
Listings 411
591
Point of interest
601

Crime and personal safety
60
Directory
66
691171
72
B Basics
73
music and a detailed further reading
74
Expressway
80
Language
82
City transport
84
Accommodation
91
The Forbidden City
99
Along Changan
110
Zoo Big Bell Temple
117
Nightlife and entertainment
125
Listings
135
3
154
Major road
161
Path
169
The Yellow River 226369
180
Dongbei
187
Basics
189
Datong
232
6
235
Wutai Shan
243
CONTENTS
260
Around Xian
271
Luoyang
301
Zhengzhou and around
316
Kaifeng
322
Jinan
329
Railway
331
Taian and Tai Shan
335
Qufu and around
344
Guangzhou
623
Templemonastery
637
Pagoda
655
Mosque
678
Ningbo and beyond 489
704
Macau
713
The Outlying Islands
746
Shopping
757
Arrival information
767
Convent
770
The islands
777
Internet access food security public
780
Guangxi and Guizhou
783
Ruins
879
Yunnan
882
12
918
The Northwest
985
Tibet
1113
Viewpoint
1151
Contexts
1174
Sichuan
1176
Contexts
1179
Chinese beliefs
1198
Music
1223
Books
1238
Useful words and phrases
1259
KAZAKHSTAN
1265
Index
1278
Waterfall
1279
737
1281
Guide
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Rough Guides are written by expert authors who are passionate about both writing and travel. They have detailed knowledge of the areas they write about--having either traveled extensively or lived there--and their expertise shines through on every page. It's priceless information, delivered with wit and insight, providing the down-to-earth, honest read that is the hallmark of Rough Guides.

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