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Guide Picks - Top 5 China Guide Books

If you want to get a China guide book, make sure to get the latest edition of the book. Since China is changing rapidly, the latest edition should have more accurate information.
1) Lonely Planet China
  • By Caroline Liou, Paperback, 1088 pages, 2000, ISBN: 0864427557
Includes a brief history of China, maps, useful Chinese words, and some good advice. But some of the information in the book may be out of date since China is changing rapidly. If you just go to Beijing (or Shanghai), you may get the book just for Beijing, such as Lonely Planet Beijing.

2) Rough Guide to China

  • By Rough Guides Staff, Paperback, 1152 pages, 2000, ISBN: 1858285038
This book is similar to "Lonely Planet China." Also remember some of the information in the book may be out of date.

3) Let's Go 2001 China
  • By Julie Harms, et al. Paperback, 800 pages, 2000, ISBN: 0312246706
"Includes comprehensive coverage of the People's Republic, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet." -- Book Description.

4) Insight Guide China
  • By Scott Rutherford, Paperback, 400 pages, 2000, ISBN: 0887295959
This is an informative guide book. There is a new edition coming in February 2002.

5) China Guide : Be a Traveler - Not a Tourist
  • By Ruth Lor Malloy, Paperback, 800 pages, 1999, ISBN: 1892975017
"For more than 20 years, 'China Guide' has been the #1 choice for China-bound travelers who want total coverage and quality reviews of where to stay and eat, what to see, and how to experience China in all its vibrancy and excitement." -- Ingram

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