The Rough Guide to China

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Penguin, May 5, 2008 - Travel - 1232 pages
The Rough Guide to China is the definitive guidebook to one of the world’s most fascinating and rapidly changing travel destinations. The introduction gives an inspiring insight into many of China’s highlights, from the awesome scenery down the Yangzi River to the incredible Great Buddha at Leshan and the lavish Confucius Temple. Read expert background on everything from the treasures of the Forbidden City to the Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves as well as comprehensive information on China's history, politics, cultures and peoples. This fully- updated fifth edition includes an extended chapter on Shanghai and new inserts throughout allowing you to chose where to go and what to see, inspired by over 150 photos. Rely on our selection of the best places to stay and eat, for every budget with place names, accommodation and restaurants invaluably translated into Chinese script. Featuring over 140 detailed maps plus vital Chinese characters, this indispensable guide takes you from cutting-edge clubs in Shanghai to holy mountains in Tibet and from ancient temples to gleaming new skyscrapers. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to China

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Yunnan Part 1
Yunnan Part 2
Sichuan and Chongqing Part 1
Sichuan and Chongqing Part 2
The Northwest Part 1
The Northwest Part 2

Food and drink
The media
Sport and outdoor activities
Culture and etiquette
Travel essentials
Explore China
Beijing and around Part 1
Beijing and around Part 2
Hebei and Tianjin
The Yellow River Part 1
The Yellow River Part 2
The Yellow River Part 3
Shanghai and around
Jiangsu and Zhejiang
The Yangzi basin
Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island Part 1
Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island Part 2
Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island Part 3
Hong Kong and Macau
Guangxi and Guizhou
Chinese beliefs
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The martial arts of China
More on China
Chinese architecture
Chinese festivals
Chinese cuisine
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