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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Sleeping Magnolia Hotel (see 4) Eating 3Le VôtreC2 4 Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant D1 Activities Yangshuo is one of the hottest climbing destinations in Asia. There are eight major peaks in regular use, already providing more than 250 (and climbing!) bolted climbs. INSIGHT ADVENTURES CLIMB Rock Climbing Offline map ( 881 1033;

45 minutes and costs around ¥100; to Xiaguan’s train station it costs ¥50. Buses (¥2, 30 minutes, marked ) run between the old town and Xiaguan from as early as 6.30am. You can wait along the highway and flag one down from there. Bus 8 runs between Dali and central Xiaguan (¥2, 30 minutes) on the way to the train station every 15 minutes from 6.30am. Lijiang 0888 / POP (OLD TOWN) 40,000 A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, Lijiang is a city of two halves:

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with rooms so clean you can smell the fresh linen. Dorms have five to eight beds with a shared bathroom. Temple, Wutai Shan (Click here) PHILIP GAME/GETTY IMAGES © QUELI HOTEL Hotel $$$ Offline map Google map ( Queli Binshe; 486 6400; 15 Zhonglou Jie; 15 s/d/ste ¥498/568/2288; ) The four-star Queli was once the fanciest hotel in town, but the photos of visiting dignitaries on the walls are fading. A refurb is in progress, so some rooms look great

Google map ( 6138 6883; 20 East Nanjing Rd; 20 5.30pm-1am; East Nanjing Rd) Shanghai’s most famous hotel features Shanghai’s most famous jazz band, a septuagenarian sextet that’s been churning out nostalgic covers such as Moon River and Summertime since time immemorial. Entrance is ¥100; reserve on weekends. MAO LIVEHOUSE Live Music Offline map Google map (; 3rd fl, 308 South Chongqing Rd; 308 3 Madang Rd) One of the city’s best and largest music

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