eBook Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide: China, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756693284
  • ISBN-13: 9780756693282
  • DDC: 915.104
  • 672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This new fully-updated Eyewitness Travel Guide reveals the magnificence of China's greatest sights, including in-depth coverage of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Soldiers. The guide provides expert tips for visiting the Great Wall, cruising through the stunning Yangzi Three Gorges, and exploring the ultra-modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features - on everything from Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy and the cult of Mao. The best places to stay and eat have been provided by resident experts and recommendations on regional specialities will ensure that China's best dishes don't miss your palate. With cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights, markets and festivals listed town by town, walks, scenic routes and themed tours, experience the diverse flavours of China with The Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to use this Guide.
1: Introducing China.
2: Discovering China.
3: Putting China on the Map.
4: A Portrait of China.
5: Landscape and Wildlife – West.
6: Landscape & Wildlife – East.
7: China’s Peoples.
8: Language and Script.
9: Chinese Literature.
10: Religion and Philosophy.
11: The Power of Qi.
12: Architecture.
13: Chinese Inventions.
14: Traditional Arts.
15: Modern Arts.
16: Festivals.
17: China through the Year.
18: The Climate of China.
19: The History of China.
20: Beijing & The North.
21: Beijing & The North at a Glance.
22: A Portrait of Beijing & The North.
23: Beijing Opera.
24: Regional Food: Beijing & The North.
25: Beijing.
26: Exploring Beijing.
27: Shopping & Entertainment in Beijing.
28: Beijing Street Finder.
29: Hebei Tianjin & Shanxi.
30: Shandong & Henan.
31: Shaanxi.
32: Central China.
33: Central China at a Glance.
34: A Portrait of Central China.
35: Traditional Chinese Gardens.
36: Regional Food: Central China.
37: Shanghai.
38: Exploring Shanghai.
39: Shopping & Entertainment in Shanghai.
40: Jiangsu & Anhui.
41: Zhejiang & Jiangxi.
42: Hunan & Hubei.
43: The South.
44: The South at a Glance.
45: A Portrait of the South.
46: Rice.
47: Regional Food: The South.
48: Fujian.
49: Guangdong & Hainan.
50: Hong Kong & Macau.
51: Exploring Hong Kong & Macau.
52: Regional Food: Macau.
53: Shopping in Hong Kong & Macau.
54: Entertainment in Hong Kong & Macau.
55: Hong Kong Street Finder.
56: The Southwest.
57: The Southwest at a Glance.
58: A Portrait of the Southwest.
59: The Flora of Southwest China.
60: Regional Food: The Southwest.
61: Sichuan & Chongqing.
62: Yunnan.
63: Guizhou & Guangxi.
64: The Northeast.
65: The Northeast at a Glance.
66: A Portrait of the Northeast.
67: The Manchu Dynasty.
68: Trans-Siberian Railway.
69: Liaoning, Jilin & Heilongjiang.
70: Inner Mongolia & the Silk Roads.
71: Inner Mongolia & the Silk Roads.
72: A Portrait of Inner Mongolia & the Silk Roads.
73: Mongols of the Steppe.
74: The Silk Road.
75: Inner Mongolia & Ningxia.
76: Gansu & Qinghai.
77: Xinjiang.
78: Tibet.
79: Tibet at a Glance.
80: A Portrait of Tibet.
81: Tibetan Buddhism.
82: Nomadic Life.
83: Around the Tibet.
84: Travelers’ Needs.
85: Where to Stay.
86: Choosing a Hotel.
87: Where to Eat.
88: Types of Restaurants.
89: Food Customs and Etiquette.
90: What to Drink.
91: Choosing a Restaurant.
92: Shops & Markets.
93: What to Buy in China.
94: Entertainment.
95: Sports & Specialist Holidays.
96: Survival Guide.
97: Practical Information.
98: Etiquette.
99: Personal Security & Health.
100: Banking & Local Currency.
101: Communications.
102: Travel Information.
103: Domestic Air Travel.
104: Traveling by Train.
105: Traveling by Bus & Ferry.
106: Local Transport in Cities.
General Index.
Acknowledgments.
Glossary.
Phrase Book.