With details concerning major attractions, off-the-beaten-track spots, drinking and nightlife venues, and restaurants and hotels/hostels from every province (as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Panda Guides China is the most complete guide to the Middle Kingdom out there. Written by a team of expats who live in and know China, our China title is the first of its kind to offer local discounts, as well as an opportunity to win a free trip through China by purchasing the book. Apart from all the money readers can save by following the Panda with this book, this edition of China comes with four separate pullout maps (for China and the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Each province also has a provincial map, as well as individual maps for cities, key tourist attractions, mountains, national parks and villages to ensure you never get lost. What's more, we've made the travel experience even easier by placing each attraction's vital info (i.e. transportation details, opening hours, admission, phone number, website, etc.) in clearly marked orange boxes at the beginning of every listing. This volume is also packed with sample itineraries, a Mandarin phrasebook, a user-friendly index, sections on culture, history, art, music, kung fu, and movies, full-color pictures (to give you an engrossing feel of a destination before you even go) and much more! Plus, the Hot Topics section will reveal what life on the ground is like with coverage of fascinating themes such as Air Pollution, Food & Water Safety, Traveling with Kids, Scams, Travel, Culture Shock, Taboo & Etiquette and others. For all this and more, Panda Guides China isn't just a guide, it's an experience. For more on our books and maps, and to get updated information concerning travel news and special events throughout China, check out www.PandaGuides.com.