Discover China (Full Color Travel Guide) (2nd Edition)

Discover China (Full Color Travel Guide) (2nd Edition)

Michael Kohn, Damian Harper, Robert Kelly, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Bradley Mayhew, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher P

Language: English

Pages: 579

ISBN: 2:00179220

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

2nd Edition.

Experience the best of China
Now it’s even easier to plan the perfect trip

Highlights: Must-see sights and all the best experiences
Itineraries: Great trip ideas to make your planning easy
Local Experts: Get advice from people who know the place

Discover this and more inside…
• Summit the Great Wall
• Meet the Terracotta Warriors
• Stroll Shanghai’s historic Bund
• Eat dim sum in Hong Kong
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hours) meet arriving flights. A taxi from the airport is about ¥200. There’s also an airport bus that stops first at Huanglong National Park, waiting long enough for passengers to tour the park, and then continues on to Jiuzhaigou (¥100). Bus Buses leaving from Jiuzhaigou bus station ( qichezhan) include those listed below. Chengdu ¥145 to ¥220, 10 hours, four daily (6am, 7am, 7.30am and 8am) Chongqing ¥200, 12 hours, one daily (7.30am)

China’s arts were deeply conservative and resistant to change, but in the last hundred years revolutions in technique and content have fashioned a dramatic transformation. Despite this evolution, China’s arts – whatever the period – remain united by a common aesthetic that taps into the very soul and essence of the nation. Aesthetics In reflection of the Chinese character ( Click here), Chinese aesthetics have traditionally been marked by restraint and understatement, a

hemlocks and aspens, with a leafy understorey that springs to life after the winter snows have melted. Among the more famous blooms of the understorey are rhododendrons and azaleas, and many species of each grow naturally in China’s mountain ranges. At the very highest elevations, the alpine meadows grazed by yaks are often dotted with showy and colourful blooms. Giant panda HUW JONES/GETTY IMAGES © The Urban Environment China may be vast, but with two-thirds

most central of Beijing’s four main train stations, and is linked to the subway system. Typical fares (hard sleeper unless indicated) include: Datong K series, ¥108, 6 hours (regular) Shanghai T series, soft-sleeper ¥327, 14 hours (4.56pm 7.28pm) Beijing West Train Station ( Xi Zhan; Click here ) is gargantuan. At the time of research, it was on the disconnected subway Line 9, so it was better to use Military Museum station on Line 1 (turn left

Shanghai doesn’t do those. Come instead for crisp modernity, youthful vigour, funky art deco architecture, gorgeous French Concession streetscapes, rocketing skyscrapers and charming 19th-century shikumen (stone gate) buildings. You could also simply come for its restaurants and bars – and rarely feel short-changed. Shanghai lies at the end of the mighty and turbulent Yangzi River (Chang Jiang), which traces its source back to the Tibet–Qinghai plateau in China’s high-altitude west.

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