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Great guide for when you are in China, not really a book you can sit down and read before you go.
on 19 January 2014
I only gave this three stars because I found one better (the DK eyewitness travel). Had I have not found this I would give it 5 stars. The thing the other had that this didn't was maps showing where each place was in relation the the rest of china and within the area of china. It also had more about the general culture and history of china as well as the nature etc. which I personally loved. The lonely planet guide is more a book of places to see and hotels to stay in, it kind of lacks a wider context and sense of direction. Still great though and will probably be very useful when I am actually IN China and searching for a hotel!!