Author(s): Marco Polo
With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights and recommendations for China. You can discover great hotels, restaurants, trendy places and nightlife venues, get shopping tips and what to do on a limited budget. There are also plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and sports and activities. Also contains: Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & More, Useful Phrases in Chinese and index. Further information comes in the form of the "Perfect Tour", a large road atlas and a removable pull-out map. China - the country of wonders since the time of Marco Polo and full of surprises. A country which stretches from the edge of Siberia to the tropics, and from the boom town of Shanghai to the Himalayas, famous for its scenic beauty, palaces and gardens. MARCO POLO China takes you to the capital Beijing with its imperial buildings and the Great Wall and accompanies you on fascinating mountains as well as the palm-lined beaches of the south. China offers a multitude of attractions: a round of golf and Kung Fu are as much part of the programme as the First Emperors unique terra cotta army or a cruise on the famous Li Jiang.
The Insider Tips tell you where you can hear ancient Chinese music and where delicious samosas are served. The "Best Of" pages show you the great places for free and what's unique to China, give you tips for bad weather and where you can lie back and treat yourself. "What's Hot" tells you about the latest trends in China - whether it's vegetarian cuisine or contemporary art. The Trips & Tours take you to the mountains in the Shanxi province, to two nature reserves with their wonders created by water, and to the island of Putuo Shan with its mountain paths and temples. And finally the Dos & Don'ts tell you why you should never go away on Bank Holidays in China, and should always have a pullover in your luggage. MARCO POLO China gives comprehensive coverage of all the country's regions. To help you find your way around there's a detailed road atlas with street atlases of Canton, Shanghai and Xian, "Where to Start" boxes, practical map inside the back cover with street atlas of Beijing and removable pull-out map.