Customer Reviews for

Bradt Guide: China - Yunnan Province

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2001

    An well crafted introduction to travel in Yunnan, China.

    I strongly recommended this volume. As the guide book industry mushrooms and more and more countries, cities, and landscapes come under the microscope a case can be made that increasing specialization brings complication for the traveler and added pressures upon both inhabitant and environment at the destination. The traveler yearns for a volume that is more than simply a where-to guide but a companion to be read with enjoyment and reflection. Those to be visited not only want but also deserve a volume that can engender a fair boost to the local economy but is also something that is sympathetic to their concerns and ways of life without being either patronizing or false. In Bradt¿s Guide to Yunnan this careful balance is achieved. The author, Stephen Mansfield, is very well regarded as a stylist with a careful eye, fully appreciative of culture, topography and ethnology. The 'background information' section to the book is carefully researched and offers a good introduction to Yunnan, China¿s most ethnically varied province. Sidebars throughout the volume offer insight with one near the beginning 'Parking Lots in the Jungle,' offering a particularly incisive look at the role, not always above board, of modern economic pressures. The separate and highly detailed sections on Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Deqin, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian, etc., also offer much more than the typical guidebook melange of useful hotel and restaurant possibilities. I spent two weeks in Dali many years ago I can say that in this book one gets a sense of place, in fact, a desire to go if one hasn¿t and a desire to return if one has. In that sense this volume has the ability to provoke a sense of travel. My one extremely minor criticism is that there are not more photographs (there are 8 pages of them in color) in the volume as those that do appear are both professional and complement the text style. Then again, many travelers are happy to wait to see with their own eyes and in that sense this book, which one should buy and read before visiting Yunnan, will certainly help them understand better what they do see.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1