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1. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all

Any suggestions re which would be the best quidebook for China (or more specifically for Guanxi province)?

I would normally choose Lonely Planet, but it seems to have a fair few negative reviews on Amazon, just wondering what other peoples experience has been...


2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Maybe not very helpful. But I would go everywhere with a lonely planet guidebook. Also to China. I think the guide is just high standard. I woulnd't care a lot about reviews. I know they are good

3. Posted by gochina (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I don't have any ideas for the tour guide in English. Maybe you can try to find some helpful infomation about China, which is the largest travel service website in China. BTW, the website has its English version.

4. Posted by tanby (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have come across a few which I personally feel are informative.
1. China (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by DK Publishing
2. The AA Explorer Guide: China

There's also alternatives to Lonelyplanet: Fodor's and Frommer's.

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was really happy with the Lonely Planet: Southwest China. Doesn't seem like its still being printed though so it looks like you'd have to buy the whole book. I had the Let's Go to China originally and hated it. I've never had a more inaccurate book in my like and so I got rid of it pretty quick and got the lonely planet which I was much happier with.

6. Posted by kung316 (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

yes,its easy to get tour guide from Lonly Plate,i hire Meteor(lnghulyn at 126 dot com) in Beijing last year,he is very kindly,helpful and with tour guide certificate,so can accompany with you inside the sights without ticket fee except Forbidden City.cheers