Cadogan Guide: China, the Silk Routes by Peter Neville-Hadley, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cadogan Guide: China, the Silk Routes

Cadogan Guide: China, the Silk Routes

by Peter Neville-Hadley
     
 
This indispensable guide to Western China and beyond takes you by bus, train, jeep and donkey cart down busy highways and unsurfaced back roads rarely visited by foreigners, around desert fringes, through remote border crossings and over high passes to the ancient bazaars of Chinese Central Asia. From Beijing and Xian in the east and Islamabad, Bishkek and Almaty in

Overview

This indispensable guide to Western China and beyond takes you by bus, train, jeep and donkey cart down busy highways and unsurfaced back roads rarely visited by foreigners, around desert fringes, through remote border crossings and over high passes to the ancient bazaars of Chinese Central Asia. From Beijing and Xian in the east and Islamabad, Bishkek and Almaty in the west, it helps you to make your own way along the tangle of old trade routes that connect them.

intelligent, entertaining introductions to the traders, explorers, military expeditions and migrations that preceded you

in-depth coverage of the sights from the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall to remote Buddhist cave temples

immensely detailed, practical advice on acquiring awkward visas, deciphering Chinese menus, buying tickets, avoiding overcharging, haggling for souvenirs, picking the right hotels

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860110528
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Cadogan Guides Series
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.02(d)

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