896 pages, 8 × 5.11 × 1.62 in
April 10, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1118094190
ISBN - 13: 9781118094198
About the Book
Frommer's expert authors, longtime residents, and frequent travelers to China share their candid opinions on what's worth a visitor's time and what's not. "Frommer's China" takes readers from the Great Wall to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Original.
Table of Contents
List of Maps ix
1 THE BEST OF CHINA 1
3 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 50
4 BEIJING & HEBEI 59
5 THE NORTHEAST 147
6 ALONG THE YELLOW RIVER 206
7 THE SILK ROUTES 250
8 EASTERN CENTRAL CHINA 336
9 SHANGHAI 427
10 THE SOUTHEAST 489
11 HONG KONG 543
12 THE SOUTHWEST: MOUNTAINS & MINORITIES 594
13 YANGZI & BEYOND 669
14 THE TIBETAN WORLD 740
15 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO CHINA 786
16 THE CHINESE LANGUAGE 816
17 THE CHINESE MENU 849
From the Publisher
guides you to the highlights of this vast and varied land, and includes our authors' insider advice on the best experiences, from hiking through some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet to visiting traditional imperial sights.
- Our expert authors, longtime residents in and frequent travelers to China, share their candid opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
- Frommer's China takes you from the Great Wall, to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Plus, you'll have everything you need to enjoy a cosmopolitan adventure in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
- Learn strategies for when to travel independently and when to travel with a tour group. Our extensive transportation information and author recommendations help get you off the beaten path.
Detailed maps have Chinese characters, pinyin spelling, and English; and supplemental chapters list translations of hotels, restaurants, and points of interest.
- Readers also get etiquette tips, exact prices and directions, logistical advice, and much more.
From the Jacket
Take a night stroll on Nanjing Lu, Shanghai's top shopping street. See chapter 9.
- Easy-to-read maps throughout
- Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
- Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
- Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
- Insider tips from local expert authors
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About the Author
Simon Foster was born in London and grew up in rural Yorkshire. He started work as a tour leader in the Middle East in 1997 and was then posted to India and China. He has contributed to numerous international guidebooks and magazines, and now lives in sunny southern Taiwan with his wife, daughter, and dog. When he’s not writing, Simon leads adventure tours for Bamboo Trails (www.bambootrails.com) and Grasshopper Adventures (www.grasshopperadventures.com) in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India.Candice Lee has lived in Beijing for the past 5 years and has worked as a manager and cooking instructor at Black Sesame Kitchen for 3 years with previous experience working with HIV/AIDS, research, and event managing. She explores, eats, and scrappily finds her way through as many new places as possible (usually by bicycle).Jen Lin-Liu is the author of Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, 2008) and a forthcoming book about the food of the Silk Road (Riverhead Press). She lives in Beijing and has written about food, culture, and travel for a wide range of international publications.Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her grandparents’ latest National Geographic magazines. After living four years in Germany as a university student and then as a freelance travel writer selling to major U.S. newspapers like the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, followed by a stint in Tokyo as editor of the Far East Traveler, she authored several Frommer’s guides, inclu