Whether it's a first visit or the 20th, China is so big, so diverse and so fast-changing, it's always an adventure. The traveller is spoiled for choice: whether you're an urban traveller, hiker, cyclist, explorer, backpacker, irrepressible museumgoer or faddish foodie, China's diversity is second to none.Lonely Planet's China guide has every traveller covered. It includes a new First Time feature to help make travel smooth, while a new off-thebeaten-track feature will encourage further exploration of the country.There are features on Cruising the Yangzi and travelling China by train, all the practical information needed to make a trip smooth, and essays on history, arts and architecture to put it into context. - Annotated illustrations of the Bund and the Forbidden City - Special feature on the Great Wall, including inspirational images - Full coverage of Chinese cuisine
Cities represent civilisation and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting-pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travellers they hold an-endless fascination. Here we present the 200 most vibrant, diverse, hypnotic and chaotic cities in the world, ranked in order as voted for by people who know - Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and readers. The list is as diverse as the people that created it. Of course, there are the usual suspects: Paris, London, New York - but also the unfamiliar, the exotic, and the tiny: Abuja (Nigeria), Nuuk (Greenland), Saint-Denis (Réunion) and Ulaanbataar (Mongolia). Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavour of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and drink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
Get talking and bring home souvenirs that no one can match. Open the phrasebook and make this trip your own. Lonely Planet phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
There's no need to lose face, forgo the Peking duck or miss the slow boat down the Yangtze. This phrasebook will prove more valuable on the road than a bicycle in Beijing. Combining the phrasebook with the audio CD means that you can listen and improve your pronunciation before you travel. Or even play a phrase to people you meet while traveling - just transfer the MP3 files on the CD to your portable media device. Audio Pack Includes: 400 key phrases on CD for practical, social and emergency situations 3500 word two-way dictionary
New ‘Off the Beaten Track' map to encourage further exploration of the country Bogotá city maps in full colour Outdoor activities chapter, including the best spots for diving, paragliding, rockclimbing and birdwatching
This mini edition of the highly acclaimed One People pictorial provides an accessible and user-friendly format in which to browse an incredible and moving selection of images. These images chronicle the journey through the human life cycle, from birth to death, as it is experienced through the diverse cultures and communities across our planet.
One Planet: The underlying theme uniting the photographs in this book is connection travel's most rewarding and profound gift, encouraging appreciation of the similarities we share in a world of different cultures, experiences, circumstances and environments. Chosen from the stunning collection of images held in the Lonely Planet Images library, the photographs in this book were selected not only for their beauty and photographic excellence, but also for their sense of capturing a moment in time, a moment that is shared-or at least understood-across the globe. The photographs capture the essence of being there, in that moment. Their immediacy is inclusive; their energy, edge and sense of fun invite the viewer into the picture to participate in the universal emotions and rituals that connect us all as humans. Above all, the photographs in this book carry one simple message-see it for yourself' It was through this spirit of adventure and action, through independence and self-determination, that Lonely Planet was born. We hope that the images in this book will inspire you to create your own adventure.