China is a trip-of-a-lifetime adventure for travelers in search of cutting-edge art and culture, rugged natural beauty, and cultural diversity. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's China shows off the splendor of the country's historical treasures, vibrant culinary culture, and its colorful ethnic minorities like no other guide.
-EXPANDED COVERAGE: China is changing quickly, and the guide has new hotel and restaurant reviews in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Kunming. A new "Need to Know" feature offers travelers top-line planning information about the country as a whole.
-ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special full-color features illuminate the most distinctive aspects of China, such as the food and tea, the Great Wall, and Beijing's Forbidden City. An illustrated history and a feature on the famed Terracotta Soldiers bring the country's impressive imperial history to life.
-INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews show each region and its notable highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of travelers' time, with top tips and tour advice for getting from cities to countryside villages. A selection of "Great Itineraries" makes planning easy.
-HELPFUL TRANSLATIONS: Property names are listed with Chinese characters and Pinyin (the official phonetics system for transliteration), as well as its English name, to make navigating the country easier.
-DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's China offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
-INCLUDES: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, Great Wall, Sichuan, Silk Road, Tibet, and more.
-ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.