My travel buddy had the rough guide it was much better than the lonely planet. Sections of the lonely planet had been made up. For example a monastery described as having 'wonderful painted ceilings and a floor made of tombstones' actually had a White ceiling and a tiled floor. In comparison to the rough guide, the LP was simple short on info. The RG had more historical info and info on more things to see and do. I'm definitely going with RG next time.