Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover China is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pass through the Gate of Supreme Harmony in Beijing’s Forbidden City, hike along the Great Wall, or slurp up wonton soup amid Shanghai’s neon lights; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of China and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Discover China: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, architecture, religion, landscapes, cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Beijing map (included in print version), plus over 60 colour local maps Coverage of Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian, The North, Shanghai, Yangzi Region, Hong Kong, The South, Yunnan, Sichuan, The Silk Road and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover China , our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet’s China guide. Looking for a guide for Hong Kong, Beijing, or Shanghai? Check out Lonely Planet’s Hong Kong guide, Beijing guide, or Shanghai guide for a comprehensive look at all that each of these cities has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Damian Harper, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Megan Eaves, David Eimer, Tienlon Ho, Robert Kelly, Shawn Low, Emily Matchar, Bradley Mayhew, Daniel McCrohan, Dai Min, Phillip Tang. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.