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Fodor's essential China [2019] / writers, Jamie Fullerton [and seven others].
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Fodor's travel essential China [2019]

Essential China [2019]

China [2019]
ISBN:
9781640971295
Edition:
1st edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fodor's Travel, a division of MH Sub I, LLC, dba Internet Brands, [2019]

℗♭2019
Physical Description:
544 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
General Note:
Statement of responsibility from page 542.

Includes index.
Contents:
Experience China -- Travel Smart China -- Beijing -- Beijing to Shanghai -- Shaghai -- Eastern China -- Hong Kong -- The Southwest -- Sichuan and Chongqing -- Xi' An and The Silk Road -- Index -- About Our Writers -- Maps.
Abstract:
A thorough travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China and exclusive tips from locals, whether readers want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City or discover the Terracotta Warriors.
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Summary

Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor's are here to help. Fodor's Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriors, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor's Essential China includes:

* AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of China. * SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Chinese food, the Terracotta Warriors, and Chinese tea. * INSPIRATIONAL "BEST OF" LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. * MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. * MORE THAN 60 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. * BRAND NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Kunming offer options for every taste. * TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Chinese language phrases; and a calendar of events. * LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best tours. * HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. * COVERS: Lantau island and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Chengdu, Sichuan and the Panda Breeding Research Center, Yangtze river cruises, Chongqing and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting Southeast Asia? Check out Fodor's Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos, and Fodor's Vietnam.


Table of Contents

1 Experience Chinap. 6
Ultimate Experiencesp. 8
What's Wherep. 18
10 Things to Eat & Drink in Chinap. 20
10 Things to Buy in Chinap. 22
8 Natural Wonders of Chinap. 24
10 Best UNESCO Sites of Chinap. 26
China Best Betsp. 28
China Todayp. 30
What to Read and Watch Before Your Tripp. 32
People of Chinap. 34
2 Travel Smart Chinap. 43
10 Things to Know Before You Visit Chinap. 44
Getting Here and Aroundp. 46
Before You Gop. 48
What 10 Pack for Chinap. 49
Essentialsp. 50
Great Itinerariesp. 52-56
On The Calendarp. 60
Contactsp. 62
3 Beijingp. 63
Welcome to Beijingp. 64
Planningp. 68
Dongcheng Districtp. 71
Xicheng Districtp. 93
Chaoyang Districtp. 104
Haidian Districtp. 120
Side Trips from Beijingp. 125
4 Beijing To Shanghaip. 143
Welcome to Beijing to Shanghaip. 144
Planningp. 147
Chengdep. 150
Beidaihep. 155
Shanhaiguanp. 157
Ji'nanp. 160
Side Trip to Lingyan Templep. 163
Side Trip to Mount Taip. 164
Side Trip to Qufup. 165
Qingdaop. 166
Nanjingp. 174
Yangzhoup. 184
Suzhaup. 189
Side Trips from Suzhou: Water Villagesp. 196
Huangshanp. 198
Tunxip. 203
Side Trip to Shexian Countyp. 205
Side Trip to Yixian Countyp. 206
5 Shanghaip. 207
Welcome to Shanghaip. 208
Planningp. 210
Old Cityp. 218
Xintiandi and City Centerp. 221
The Bund and Nanjing Dong Lup. 230
Former French Concessionp. 239
Jing'an and Changningp. 248
Pudongp. 254
Hongkou and Putuop. 262
Xujiahui, Hongqiao, and Gubeip. 265
6 Eastern Chinap. 269
Welcome to Eastern Chinap. 270
Planningp. 272
Hangzhoup. 275
Shaoxingp. 286
Ningbop. 290
Xiamenp. 294
7 Hong Kongp. 309
Welcome to Hong Kongp. 310
Planningp. 312
Hong Kong Islandp. 316
Kowloonp. 344
Lantau Islandp. 357
The New Territoriesp. 358
Side Trip to Macaup. 362
8 The Southwestp. 379
Welcome to The Southwestp. 380
Planningp. 383
Guilinp. 384
Heping Districtp. 392
Yangshuop. 393
Nanningp. 398
Guiyangp. 400
Kailip. 410
Kunmingp. 413
Stone Forest (Shilin)p. 420
Dalip. 420
Lijiangp. 427
Tiger Leaping Gorgep. 431
Xishuangbanna Regionp. 432
9 Sichuan And Chongqingp. 437
Welcome to Sichuan and Chongqingp. 438
Planningp. 441
Chengdup. 442
Emeishanp. 451
Leshanp. 453
Songpanp. 455
Chongqingp. 456
The Three Gorgesp. 469
10 Xi'an And The Silk Roadp. 473
Welcome to Xi'an and the Silk Roadp. 474
Planningp. 477
Xi'anp. 480
Lanzhoup. 499
Dunhuangp. 502
Xiningp. 506
Ürümqip. 512
Turpanp. 517
Kashgarp. 521
Indexp. 529
About Our Writersp. 543
Maps
Dongcheng Districtp. 74-75
Xicheng Districtp. 95
Chaoyang Districtp. 106-107
Haidian Districtp. 121
Side Trips from Beijingp. 138-139
Hebeip. 149
Chengdep. 153
Shandongp. 159
Qingdaop. 168
Jiangsup. 173
Nanjingp. 176
Suzhoup. 188
Anhuip. 198
Old Cityp. 219
Xintiandi and City Centerp. 224
The Bund and Nanjing Dong Lup. 232
Former French Concessionp. 240
Jing'an and Changningp. 249
Pudongp. 256
Hongkou and Putuop. 261
Xujiahui, Hongqiao and Gubeip. 266
Zhejiangp. 275
Hangzhaup. 278
Fujianp. 294
Xiamenp. 296
The Age of Empiresp. 35
Forbidden Cityp. 76
Great Wallp. 128
Spirituality in Chinap. 298
For All the Tea in Chinap. 401
A Culinary Tour of Chinap. 459
Terracotta Warriorsp. 488
Gulangyup. 307
Northern Hong Kong Islandp. 318-319
Kowloonp. 347
Lantau, Southside, and New Territoriesp. 360
Macaup. 367
Guangxip. 385
Guilinp. 387
Yangshuop. 394
Nanningp. 399
Guizhoup. 408
Yunnanp. 412
Kunmingp. 414
Dalip. 422
Lijiangp. 426
Sichuan and Chongqingp. 443
Chengdup. 446
Chongqingp. 457
Three Gorgesp. 470-471
Shaanxip. 480
Xi'anp. 486
Gansup. 498
Dunhuangp. 503
Qinghaip. 507
Xingjiangp. 511
Ürümqip. 513
Kashgarp. 522