Discover China (Full Color Country Travel Guide)

Discover China (Full Color Country Travel Guide)

Damian Harper, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher Pitts, David Eimer, Daisy Harper

Language: English

Pages: 608

ISBN: 2:00096239

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Great Wall, the Yangzi River, the Army of Terracotta Warriors – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real China with the minimum fuss.

Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences

Itineraries make planning your trip simpler than ever

Local Experts recommend what not to miss

Pull-Out Map puts the streets of Beijing & Hong Kong in your pocket

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around on the paving slabs and Chinese out-of-towners huddle together for the obligatory photo opportunity with the great helmsman’s portrait. On National Day (1 October), Tian’anmen Sq heaves with visitors. Beijing In... One Day The Forbidden City is Beijing’s obligatory sight, so devote at least a morning to the palace and the sights of nearby Tian’anmen Square . Hop on the subway from Tiananmen Xi to Wangfujing Dajie and lunch at Wangfujing Snack Street . Walk off your meal browsing

its quest for economic and diplomatic influence in Africa and South America, China has a powerful international role. It is, however, hesitant to assume a more influential position in international affairs. China’s preference for remaining neutral but friendly and businesslike may also be tested: crises such as the ever-volatile North Korean situation and Iran’s nuclear ambitions mean that China is having to make hard choices. Timeline c 4000 BC Archaeological evidence for the first

dioramas of the Sui- and Tang-dynasty city: the outer Tang wall was punctured by 18 magnificent gates and embraced the Imperial City with the colossal, five-eaved and circular Tiantang (Hall of Heaven) at its heart. Despite plentiful explanations concerning Luoyang’s former grandeur, there is little info on its subsequent loss. Take bus 4 or 11. Old Town Historic Area ( 老城区 ; laochengqu ) Any Chinese city with a sense of history has its old town. Luoyang’s old town lies east of the rebuilt

calming respite from the Shanghai crush. Cappuccinos, cocktails and club sandwiches. Boxing Cat Brewery Bar Offline map Google map ( 拳击猫啤酒屋 ; Quanjimao Pijiuwu; Click here ;; 82 West Fuxing Rd; 复兴西路 82 号 ; 5pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat & Sun; ; Shanghai Library/Changshu Rd) Deservedly popular three-floor microbrewery with Southern-style grub. Entertainment There’s something for most moods in Shanghai: opera, rock, hip-hop, techno, salsa and early-morning waltzes

(same price). Although the best-equipped hotel, it’s also the busiest and least charming. Paiyunlou Hotel Hotel $$ Offline map Google map ( 排云楼宾馆 ; Paiyunlou Binguan; 558 1558; dm/d/tr Y280/1280/1480; ) With an excellent location near Tianhai Lake (Tianhai Hu) and the entrance to the West Sea Canyon, plus four-star comfort, this place is recommended for those who prefer a slightly more tranquil setting. Ironically, none of the regular rooms has any views, but the newer dorms are unobstructed

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