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“Antique yet up-to-the-minute, familiar yet unrecognizable, outwardly urban but quintessentially rural, conservative yet path-breaking… China is a land of mesmerizing and eye-opening contradictions.” – Damian Harper, Lonely Planet Writer
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Inside This Book…
11 intrepid authors
76 temples & monasteries
100s of noodle spots
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Hong Kong & Beijing pull-out map
Special Great Wall feature
Comprehensive planning tools
This is the 12th edition of Lonely Planet's massive China guide...and the most exciting one yet. The guide has been completely redesigned. For those who complained about the fonts and spacing? The layout of the pages is easier to read, with better spacing between the sentences. The guide has also been tweaked to provide better accessibility to information. The maps are now less cluttered and focuses on the most pertinent of information. The guide itself has been split into four section: 1) Plan Your Trip Essentially planning information at your fingertips. Top Experiences, a calendar of events, regions at a glance, good range of itineraries etc. 2) On the Road The heart of the book. All our research and a labour of love. This is the destination guides to all the provinces in China. No stone left unturned in the coverage of over 28 provinces. 3) Understand China Essay on matters that make China tick: the people, religion & beliefs, cuisine, arts & architecture, landscapes, martial arts and more! 4) Survival Guide The practical information that will save your day. Directory, transpor, language and train information. Look out for the 12th edition instore in May/June 2011.
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