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China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition

By Larry Herzberg

Stone Bridge Press
Paperback (264 pages)

China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition
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“An ideal, pocket-sized, 264 page compendium packed from cover to cover with practical advice, insightful commentary, and invaluable tips on places to go, things to see, what to do, and what to avoid. . . . China Survival Guide should be considered an essential 'take-along' for anyone visiting China for business or pleasure.” — Midwest Book Review, May 2014

"Like [having] a professional guide walking alongside you answering your many questions. . . . A must for your next China visit!"—Travel Answer Man Online

Compact, affordable, reliable, a delight to read—these qualities are what has made China Survival Guide so popular with first-time and seasoned China travelers. This third edition has a brand new section on train travel, plus updates and fresh recommendations. Includes practical strategies for lodging, walking, haggling, medical and bathroom emergencies, etiquette, crowds, and learning the twin arts of patience and persistence.

Frequent China visitors Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan.


Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Piera Chen, Daisy Harper, Shawn Low, Emily Matchar, Rebecca Milner, Christopher Pitts, Megan Eaves & Helen Elfer

Lonely Planet
Paperback (1056 pages)

Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to China*

Lonely Planet China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Try dumplings in Beijing, visit the Great Wall or cruise down the Yangzi River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of China and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet China:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - customs, history, art, religion, cinema, calligraphy, architecture, martial arts, landscapes, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Beijing city map (included in print version), plus over 190 maps
  • Covers Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Shanghai, Fujian, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Jilin, Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Hainan, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Tibet and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet China , our most comprehensive guide to China, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Travel to China: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

By Josh Summers

Go West Media
Paperback (204 pages)

Travel to China: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go
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Money-saving tips and expert China travel advice from a 10-year expat and professional travel writer! China as a travel destination can be daunting, overwhelming and frankly a bit scary.

But it doesn't have to be.

Whether you're still weighing the decision or you've already purchased your flight tickets, this unique China travel guide is an indispensable resource for any traveler. This is everything you need to know before you travel to China - the things that other major travel guides gloss over and expect you to figure out on your own.

What This China Travel Guide Book Will Teach You:

  • How to Apply for a Visa: What China visa do you need and are you eligible for China's visa-free transit?
  • How to Prepare for Your Trip: Do you need vaccines? What about healthcare in China and do you need travel insurance?
  • Money in China: Mobile payments are huge in China, but short-term travelers can't use it. So what options do you have and how will you pay for things?
  • How to Travel Within China: It's not about where to go, it's teaching you how to get there. Guides for trains, planes, taxis and buses!
  • How to Stay Connected: Can you use your phone in China? Is China's internet censored and how do you get around that?
  • All About the Chinese Language: Can you travel without knowing Chinese? If so, how? And what is the best way to learn before you go?
  • All About Staying Healthy: What should you know about Chinese hospitals? Is travel insurance a good thing for China?
  • FAQ: Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about China travel.

Bonus Features:

  • Downloadable Packing List: Download and print a travel packing list that will prepare you for your travels to China!
  • Recommended Travel Operators: A listing of the best local travel operators that can give you the most unique local experiences.
  • Special Discounts: Get exclusive discounts on the travel services every traveler uses.

The discounts alone could save you hundreds of dollars as you plan your trip!

China Travel Guide 2019

This is an excellent companion guide to any major travel guide book to China - no matter if you're traveling solo or with a tour group.

Follow the travel advice trusted by millions of China travelers every year!



About TravelChinaCheaper.com: First launched in 2013, Travel China Cheaper has grown to become one of the most trusted and respected sources of China travel information. Each month, over a quarter of a million readers get unbiased answers to questions in an easy-to-understand format.

DK Eyewitness China (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-06-19
Paperback (660 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China 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 the Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy, and the cult of Mao.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of the major architectural sights, plus maps of the key cities and towns. The best places to stay and eat have been provided by resident experts and recommendations on regional specialties will ensure you don't miss China's best dishes. Markets and festivals are listed town by town.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China shows you this diverse country as no one else can.

DK Eyewitness Beijing and Shanghai (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-01-26
Flexibound (236 pages)

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  • Beijing Shanghai DK Eyewitness Travel Guides
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two metropolitan cities.

Take in the major sights, from the breathtaking Great Wall of China to the imperial splendor of the Forbidden City; go on a canal cruise for your chance to contrast the old and new sides of Shanghai; or simply wander the cities' seemingly endless markets.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai truly shows you these cities as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Beijing, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

China Smart: What You Don't Know, What You Need to Know_ A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language

By Larry Herzberg

Stone Bridge Press
Released: 2019-05-21
Paperback (248 pages)

China Smart: What You Don t Know, What You Need to Know_ A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language
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How is China organized politically? What are the issues that young people face in today's China? What is China doing about its problem with pollution? Is the Chinese internet like our internet? What's China's role in the world today? And how much do you know about China's great woman emperor or the Chinese explorer whose voyages may have inspired the legend of Sinbad the Sailor? What are the major Chinese holidays, their superstitions regarding numbers, and the true nature of the Chinese written language?

In nearly 60 brief essays, long-time China expert Larry Herzberg tackles important facts and myths about China, its history, people, and culture, as well as its contemporary society. Anyone dipping into this book will emerge that much smarter about China, whether visiting, conducting business, studying the language, or simply being fascinated by one of the world's greatest and most influential civilizations.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)

By Graham Bond

Frommermedia Llc
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)
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Known for years as the sleeping giant of tourism, China has now awakened with a roar, attracting 120 million inbound tourists each year (including two and a half million Americans), and accounting for increasing sales of guidebooks to its three major attractions: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Our author of this 288-page guide to those three primary cities--Graham Bond--has lived in China for many years, is currently pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history, but continues to keep his touristic information up-to-date and rewarding through constant travels there. He is already the author of Frommer's Shanghai, a previously-published guidebook, and now cements his reputation as the nation's foremost authority on visits to China by American and other western travelers. The book is profusely illustrated with maps, and provides every detailed assistance on the mechanics of living in and touring China.

National Geographic Traveler: China, 4th Edition

By Damian Harper

National Geographic Society
Released: 2017-02-07
Paperback (400 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: China, 4th Edition
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China expert Damian Harper covers all the main towns and cities of China, helping travelers negotiate what is probably the fastest changing country on Earth. Travel information and tips for the hot spots of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong are all extensively updated for this latest edition. The developing Yangtze region and remote areas such as Inner Mongolia and the Silk Road are also extensively covered, including detailed city walks, bike rides, and river cruises, complete with maps and booking information.

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the ever growing trend toward experiential travel, providing inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. The guides provide information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.

Lonely Planet Beijing (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Trent Holden

Lonely Planet
Paperback (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Beijing (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Beijing*

Lonely Planet Beijing is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Scale the Great Wall, sip a cocktail in an historic alleyway, or go ice skating with the locals in Houhai; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Beijing and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Beijing Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, hutong, architecture, religion, literature, visual arts, music, cinema, Peking Opera, festivals, cuisine, shopping
  • Free, convenient pull-out Beijing map (included in print version), plus 30 colour maps
  • Covers Chaoyang, the Forbidden City, Xicheng, Dongcheng, Sanlitun, Beihai Park, Wudaokou, Haidian, Dashilar, the Temple of Heaven and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Beijing , our most comprehensive guide to Beijing, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Beijing? Check out Pocket Beijing, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

*Best-selling guide to Beijing. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA



 
 
 

 
 
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