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eBook Beijing and Shanghai (Eyewitness Travel Guides) ePub

eBook Beijing and Shanghai (Eyewitness Travel Guides) ePub

by Chen Chao,Peter Neville-Hadley

  • ISBN: 0756660920
  • Category: Asia
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Chen Chao,Peter Neville-Hadley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel (October 19, 2009)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1683 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1410 kb
  • Other: txt azw lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 225

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The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer.

The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer. Learn more about the program has been added to your Cart. by Chen Chao (Photographer), Peter Neville-Hadley (Contributor).

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide book. Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations.

Peter Neville-Hadley. The new-look "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing & Shanghai" will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, with insider tips on everything from The Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City. DK's highly visual "Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing & Shanghai" includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities.

Eyewitness Travel Guide - Beijing and Shanghai. by Peter Neville-Hadley. The updated and expanded "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai" will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City. With the help of full-color photography and illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities, "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai" allows you to visualize your destinations.

The DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns.

The updated and expanded "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai" will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City.

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The DK Eyewitness Beijing&Shanghai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside.

The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City.

With the help of full-color photography and illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai allows you to visualize your destinations. Insider travel tips and DK's indispensable maps and street views of key areas will ensure that you can find your way through the hustle and bustle of these cultural hubs with ease.

Detailed listings include the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets.

Comments

Beazekelv Beazekelv
Except on very major roads, none of the street signs in Beijing are written in English. The book doesn't have any Chinese characters listed for the streets or business names. This means you can't match the Chinese characters on your own, or point to them when asking someone else. Unless you can perfectly pronounce the English versions of Chinese names and ask someone on the street (extremely hard, especially when given no accent marks on the english versions), this book is next to useless. Maybe this wouldn't bother you if you were only going to the main sites, but the book doesn't even show the reviewed businesses (hotels, restaurants, shops) on the maps, only the rough square they are in! Add in the fact that many city facts are just plain wrong (ignore their description of the subway for example, it is all electronic), and I honestly don't understand why there are so many great reviews regarding the maps & locations for this book. Unless you just want to read it for the pictures, stay away.
Balladolbine Balladolbine
Like all DK books, this one is very glossy and colorful. If you're going on a packaged tour of these cities, this is a fine book to have. It has nice photos and maps of the major tourist attractions, as well as some historical information and suggested walking tours. On the other hand, if you're going to be visiting these cities for an extended period, you will probably exhaust the information in this slim book pretty quickly.

If you're a backpacker or independent tourist, this book will have limited value to you as there are only a handful of hotel and restaurant suggestions. The DK books are published much less frequently than other guidebooks, so I suppose extensive listings (like you find in annually updated guidebooks) would be obsolete a couple of years later.

This book does have a 2009 publication date and the Beijing subway map does include the new routes that were added for the 2008 Olympics.
Dori Dori
I enjoyed leafing through this book before going on our trip to China. However, while there, it proved to be pretty much useless. The information given for the major sights were incredibly lacking.

I will site just coverage of the forbidden palace. It makes no mention at all for the treasure museum at the Forbidden Palace. This is by far the most rewarding part and has some magnificent imperial treasures, including some of the largest carved jade ever created. It also provides nearly no stories or narratives for any of the buildings, except mentioning their function.

I did not use their restaurant and hotel recommendations so can't comment, but it seemed overloaded with non-Chinese eateries. One positive are the guided walks provided. We did a modified version in Beijing and it was great.

This book is good for looking at some pictures and getting some ideas before your trip, but useless as a guidebook.
Ber Ber
I bought this book days before leaving for my trip to Beijing and Shanghai. I read it on the plane and picked up so much. My husband kept asking me where I got all my information! I learned about the history, sights to see, places to eat and scams to watch out for. I learned not to tip and where to shop. The book is organized and easy to follow. It is easy to go back and find things that you read through previously and want to refer back to. I carried this book in my purse/backpack with me everywhere. The only drawback is that the book was written a few years ago, so some things are outdated and it doesn't include some newer restaurants and hotels. Other than that, it's great. I highly recommend it.
Tojahn Tojahn
This was a nice book to view prior to my trip there.Getting to know about a country you will be visiting can make your experience a much better one.
It's a beautiful and very colorful book which isn't really very big but weighs almost 1 pound. I will take it along with me in Oct when I do go to CHINA.
I will not hesitate with the purchase of the same type of book from this company for any future trips.
I am very pleased with it
Уou ll never walk alone Уou ll never walk alone
I really enjoyed this book and used it extensively last September when I visited Beijing and Shanghai on business, each for a couple days. Very useful for getting one's bearings logistically and understanding the deep culture and extensive history of each city, especially Beijing. Visually rich and well presented - offering a preview of the grandness of the sites it describes. A bit on the large side for a travel guide, but I just managed to fit it in my back pocket.
Winotterin Winotterin
I used when visiting China, and found it useful.
This travel guide is good to use while you are walking around the cities. It is the right size and weight, so you don't mind carrying it in a pack. Good information (obviously not as much as a bigger book). Also I appreciate the DK graphic style showing maps with drawings of the sites and buildings on them.