China

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Lonely Planet, 2005 - Travel - 980 pages
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China isn't a country - it's a different world. Unless you have a couple of years and unlimited patience, it's best to follow a loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province. From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the epic grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms. It's not that it has completely done away with its Maoist past - it's more that the yin of revolutionary zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism. China is a country of great contrasts, with picturesque rural landscapes and congested cityscapes, and natural beauty that ranges from the untamed to the idyllic - from the windswept plains of the Gobi Desert and Mt Everest's notorious northern face to Yangshuo's gorgeous karst scenery. China is huge and wild enough to satisfy your explorer instinct, and is a great rollercoaster ride for anyone with a little time and an instinct for travel.

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Review: China (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

Pretty good for the trips we have had across South West China, and have found it essential in planning short breaks around the country. The restaurants section is quite out if date with a lot closed ... Read full review

Review: China (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Goodreads

Pretty good for the trips we have had across South West China, and have found it essential in planning short breaks around the country. The restaurants section is quite out if date with a lot closed ... Read full review

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Harper has a degree in modern and classical Chinese from a London university.

Fallon graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in modern languages. He taught English at the University of Silesia in Poland. He has a Master's degree in journalism.

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