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

Introduction to China
Where to go
When to go
31 things not to miss
Basics
Getting there
Getting around
Accommodation
Guangxi and Guizhou
Yunnan
Sichuan and Chongqing
The Northwest Part 1
The Northwest Part 2
Tibet
Contexts
History

Food and drink
The media
Festivals
Sport and outdoor activities
Culture and etiquette
Shopping
Children
Travel essentials
Explore China
Beijing and around Part 1
Beijing and around Part 2
Hebei and Tianjin
Dongbei
The Yellow River Part 1
The Yellow River Part 2
The eastern seaboard
Shanghai and around
The Yangzi basin
Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island Part 1
Fujian Guangdong and Hainan Island Part 2
Hong Kong and Macau
Chronology
Chinese beliefs
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Art
Music
Film
Books
Language
Chinese
More on China
Chinese architecture
Chinese cuisine
Chinese festivals
Small print
A Rough Guide to Rough Guides
Help us update
Acknowledgements
Readers letters
Publishing information
Copyright

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