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Recommended Travel Guides for China

Updated: October 14, 2013

Top-30 Travel Guides /* (Click to buy at

Lonely Planet: Shanghai. 4th Ed. 2008 (Damian Harper)


Frommer's: Beijing. 5th Ed. 2008 (Jen Lin-Liu / Sherisse Pham)

Updated for the Olympics.

Rough Guides: The Rough Guide to China. 5th Ed. 2008 (David Leffman et al.)

Rough Guides: The Rough Guide to Beijing. 2nd Ed. 2008 (Simon Lewis)


Lonely Planet: Tibet (Country Guide). 7th Ed. 2008 (Bradley Mayhew)

Detailed trekking info. The Best.

Lonely Planet: Hong Kong & Macau. 2008 (Andrew Stone)

The gold standard of city guides.

Frommer's: Frommer's China. 3rd Ed. 2008 (Simon Foster, et al.)

Attractions off-the-beaten-path.

Lonely Planet: Beijing (City Guide). 7th Ed. 2007 (Damian Harper)

Places in Chinese and English!

Insider's Guide to Beijing 2008. 4th Ed. 2007 (Immersion Guides)

Updated for the Olympics.

Frommer's: Frommer's Hong Kong. 9th Ed. 2007 (Beth Reiber)

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