Survive China with these essential China travel guides reviews

Trax2 Guilin tourist guideYou will Survive China after reading  these essential book reviews on China travel guides, these reviews are actual excerpt from actual users of all these international China travel book best sellers.

So keep reading below to find which one will suit you …

This is the essential China travel guides of Hong Kong & Macau (City Guide) Paperback: “Very useful and lots of background. Maybe could have used a more in-depth section on shopping and eating, but overall helpful… [read full review]”

TIP: If you are into shopping then this unique guide about the many Hong Kong markets is just for you.

Frommer’s China (Frommer’s Complete): “I chose it because it because they’d been updated for the Olympics that year. That, as far as I was able to tell, was an outright lie. Non-existent phone numbers, and restaurants that had been closed for 2 or 3 years; no Chinese characters on maps or in place names. Don’t use this book to help you plan anything… [read full review]”

China travel guidesLonely Planet: “No travel guide to the largest and fastest-changing country in the world can get everything right, but this guide gets a lot more wrong than it has any excuse to. I first encountered this in Macau… [read full review]”

China: People Place Culture History: “I visited China earlier this year on business, so I was intrigued when I came across this book. When I opened it, I was not disappointed. This book celebrates China and its variety of culture, art, landscapes and rich history with… [read full review]”

China (Eyewitness Travel Guides): “All tour books have their strengths and weaknesses, and although the lesser amount of logistical details is the main drawback of Eyewitness China, the large number of helpful photos and illustrations is its main strength. Although solo travelers will need… [read full review]”


China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps: “Just got back from my trip to China (Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an) and virtually nothing stated in this book was true. One stand-out: yes, they’re right: most toilet stalls don’t have paper. But no, there is none for sale or available by the door. BYO tissues or moist towels … [read full review]”

This one can be classified as the best China travel guides to Beijing and Shanghai (Eyewitness Travel Guides): “This version, in particular, packs a big punch in a small size. It’s thin and lightweight, very easy to take along. The organization is intuitive and logical… [read full review]”

The Rough Guide to China: “Another downside to Rough Guides is that it didn’t include a map in either of the three travel handbooks. That’s (maps are) essential to any new person who’s traveling to Jamaica, China, Los Angeles and Southern California, or to any other place for that matter. This way the reader can learn how to get around, discover the area on their own a bit better, and get a visual for what the area looks like…. [read full review]”

More tips:


~ Don’t wait till you get into China to look for your bi-lingual maps (that’s if you can even find one), so why bother wasting time order one now and save

BEIJING Maps; CHENGDU Map; GUANGZHOU Map; KUNMING Map; SHANGHAI Map; ShenZhen Map; TIBET map; (LHASA Map); XIAN Map all Trax2® China maps are completely multi lingual (Chinese characters, pinyin, English) and includes a localized English / Mandarin PhraseBook and online street indexes

Hear what users have to say about Trax2 maps China travel guides

Just ordering some replacement maps. After my trip on the “pizza trail“, the maps were indispensable. There were NO better maps available anywhere. We traveled with personal guides and drivers around Guilin /Yangshuo and Yunnan and often I knew more than the guides …

I first purchased a Trax2 map in Dali, China. It was so helpful to us in getting around town without the use of a translator. We didn’t know the language well but the pinyin provided the information …

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