Beijing is loaded with big-ticket sights: the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and myriad small pleasures like alleyway bars, noodle shops and art galleries. Oh, and did anyone mention the Great Wall?
This is the Sìchuan chapter from Lonely Planet's China guidebook.
In Sìchuan's capital, Chéngdu, you can go eye-to-eye with a Giant Panda and build your yang with a super spicy meal. Afterwards, take the ultimate road trip west to the
The Ko samui Encounter guide gives you twice the city in half the time. This pared-down number is ideal for quick trips - it's less accommodation, more neighbourhood highlights and the best of local knowledge.
Split your sides at the Edinburgh Festival, fill your boots at the Café Royal Circle Bar, and live it up on the Royal Yacht Britannia - the Edinburgh Encounter guide gives you twice the city in half the time.
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