Discover China (Full Color Travel Guide) (2nd Edition)

Discover China (Full Color Travel Guide) (2nd Edition)

Michael Kohn, Damian Harper, Robert Kelly, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Bradley Mayhew, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher P

Language: English

Pages: 579

ISBN: 2:00179220

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


2nd Edition.

Experience the best of China
Now it’s even easier to plan the perfect trip

Highlights: Must-see sights and all the best experiences
Itineraries: Great trip ideas to make your planning easy
Local Experts: Get advice from people who know the place

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• Summit the Great Wall
• Meet the Terracotta Warriors
• Stroll Shanghai’s historic Bund
• Eat dim sum in Hong Kong
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Bank of China ( Zhongguo Yinhang; 6 Zhongshan Lu) The 24-hour ATM accepts international cards. Life Line Medical Clinic (Mifu Zhensuo; 532 3168; 123 Xidi Villa Hubin Beilu; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, to noon Sat) English-speaking doctors; expat frequented. Telephone-operated 24 hours. Public Security Bureau (PSB; Gong’anju; 226 2203; 45-47 Xinhua Lu) Opposite the main post and telephone office. What’s On Xiamen (www.whatsonxiamen.com) Up-to-date information on

romantic train journeys of the world. There are, in fact, three railways. The ‘true’ Trans-Siberian line runs from Moscow to Vladivostok. But the routes traditionally referred to as the Trans-Siberian Railway are the two branches that veer off the main line in eastern Siberia for Beijing. Since the first option excludes China, most readers of this book will be choosing between the Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Manchurian railway lines. The Trans-Mongolian route (Beijing

but most aren’t so remarkable as to be destinations in themselves. By far the most impressive is the Qian Tomb ( Qian Ling; admission Mar-Nov ¥45, Dec-Feb ¥25; 8am-6pm) , where China’s only female emperor, Wu Zetian (AD 625–705), is buried together with her husband Emperor Gaozong, whom she succeeded. The long Spirit Way (Yu Dao) here is lined with enormous, lichen-encrusted sculptures of animals and officers of the imperial guard, culminating with 61 (now headless) statues of Chinese

¥160 Eating In true Shanghai style, today’s restaurant scene is a reflection of the city’s craving for outside trends and tastes, whether it’s Hunanese spice or French foie gras. Food Streets With a prime central location near People’s Park, Huanghe Rd Offline map Google map ( Huanghe Lu Meishi Jie; People’s Square) covers all the bases from cheap lunches to late-night post-theatre snacks. It’s best for dumplings – get ’em fried at Yang’s Fry

Prince’s, 10 Chater Rd; 7.30am-late Mon-Fri, from 11am Sat & Sun) for something a little old school. 2 PEAK TRAM Rub shoulders with tourists and wealthy residents on the Peak Tram ( Click here ). The train leans 27 degrees at times during its ascent up Victoria Peak, so claim a seat before take-off. Stop at Peak Tower for a coffee (or ice cream) or a stroll around the shops, and admire perhaps Hong Kong’s best views (clouds permitting). 3 TRAM TO SHEUNG WAN

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