Item description for Lonely Planet China (Lonely Planet China (Spanish)) by Damian Harper...
Welcome to China: vast, ambitious, proud, and transforming like never before. Speed down alleyways on your Beijing bicycle, slurp steaming noodles in the shadow of a Shanghai skyscraper and wake up spellbound to the desertscapes of Xinjiang. Whether you seek the Terracotta Warriors of ancient Xi'an or a few moments with the pandas of Chengdu, this bestselling guidebook will take you through the heart of China.
* BE INSPIRED by the wonders of the Middle Kingdom - the best coverage available, from the Great Wall to the high passes of Tibet
* TALK THE TALK and find what you want with handy Chinese script throughout
* UNWIND your qi in the most chic hostels, guest-houses and hotels
* CONNECT with the real China - scintillating History and Culture chapters
* FIND IT YOURSELF - 230 easy-to-use maps
Outline From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.
Just as the authors describe China as "massive and endlessly fascinating," so is the material they have collected in this guide--an important travelers' opus. The 200-plus maps feature keys in English and Chinese script and there are essential details on transport options, a 12-page Chinese arts section, and a useful feature on the Chinese language. --Kathryn True
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.8" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2006
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications
ISBN 840805757X ISBN13 9788408057574
Availability 0 units.
More About Damian Harper
Harper has a degree in modern and classical Chinese from a London university.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lonely Planet China (Lonely Planet China (Spanish))?
Confidence May 7, 2007
Everything you need to know including how to speak basic Chinese. I will go to China with a feeling of confidence.
lonely planet Jan 11, 2007
Much specific detail which I need when traveling off the bus, i.el. not part of a tour group.
I went to china Jan 10, 2007
This book has a bit useful general information. The bulk of it is on the differant cities in china. I visited Guilin and Liuzhou and the information on these cities seemed old. It stated the best hotels to stay at and this was inaccurate due to constant building. I would not recomend taking this book with you to china. It is not worth the added weight.
Pretty good in practice Nov 14, 2006
I spent 2 weeks in China and used this book. Travelled to Beijing, Xian and Luoyang. The only serious negative was the weight of the book. Also, the book did a poor job describing the Asian hotel reservation websites which offer much better deals than orbitz, expedia or [...]. However, no book is perfect and I would use this for my next trip.
great book but not the end all be all Nov 10, 2006
This is a great source of information for the traveler. It's the best large scope book I've found for finding information on intracountry travel via bus, train, taxi, etc. It's also well written with a wry sense of humor. Some limitations, however, are timeliness, as businesses are constantly opening and closing in China, and I've already found a few places mentioned in the book that are no longer operating. Prices have also almost all gone up, despite the book coming out just a year ago. Gotta love inflation. The Rough Guide to China offers some better historical information and general overview of areas, but comes in short with getting around info. I like the Rough Guide better for planning and the Lonely Planet more to help while actually travelling.