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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(; Shop 130, 3rd fl, 30 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; meals HK$120-300; 11.30am-10.30pm; Tsim Sha Tsui, exit C1) Whether it’s comfort food or a carb fix you are craving, the dumplings and noodles at this Michelin-starred Taiwanese chain will do the trick. Expect to queue as the restaurant doesn't take reservations. Shopping mall, Kowloon MICHAEL COYNE/GETTY IMAGES © Drinking Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) in Central is synonymous with

hotels Charming converted historical residences in Beijing; usually midrange. » Homesteads Cheap, rural accommodation. Be Forewarned » National holiday First week October/first three days of May sights are swamped; hotel prices peak. » Spring festival A week any time from late January to early March; transport tickets scarce. » Health Drink bottled water. Beijing & the Great Wall GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LONELY PLANET MAPS

donkey within 50km has been squeezed through the bazaar gates. A taxi here from the town centre costs ¥15 but it’s a good idea to pay it to wait for your return. Alternatively take bus No 8 to People’s Hospital and then jump on a motorised pedicab (¥2). OLD TOWN Old Town Sprawling on both sides of Jiefang Lu are alleys lined with Uighur workshops and adobe houses right out of an early 20th century picture book. Houses range in age from 50 to 500 years old and the lanes twist

Western Route The most popular way to descend the mountain is by bus (¥30) via the western route. If you walk, the poorly marked footpath and road often intercept or coincide. The western route treats you to a variety of scenic orchards and pools. The main attraction along this route is Black Dragon Pool ( Heilong Tan), just below Longevity Bridge ( Changshou Qiao). At the mountain’s base, Pervading Light Temple ( Puzhao Si; admission ¥5; 8am-5.30pm) a

nine storeys North Temple Pagoda dominates the northern end of Renmin Lu. Climb it for sweeping views of hazy modern-day Suzhou. PAN GATE Landmark Offline map Google map ( Pan Men; 1 Dong Dajie; admission Pan Gate only/with Ruiguang Pagoda ¥25/31; 7.30am-6pm) This stretch of the city wall straddling the outer moat in the southwest corner of the city has Suzhou’s only remaining original coiled gate, Pan Gate, which dates from 1355. To get here, take tourist

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