Star Rating: 5 out of 5: [A] terrific travel book… The opening is as appetizing for travelers as a wonderful tray of dim sum – with stunning photographs and short descriptions of the top fifty travel destinations in China, followed by a history of China including a comprehensive timeline… The writing is lively and pleasant to read… this book promises to be the perfect companion for travelers and armchair travelers.
-The San Francisco Book Review
5 Stars… Do you want to travel to Shanghai? What if you could take along a friend who could speak the language, show you the hottest spots and help you embrace all that a new culture has to offer?… Fortunately you don’t have to have an actual human with you – just bring along Shanghai published by Panda Guides… Travelers, readers and wishful thinkers will benefit from this guide. The information can be trusted and the information is reliable. Start planning today and enjoy your trip!
-The Portland Book Review
The #1 China Travel Guide… The Hostel Life stands by this guidebook!
--Mehdy Ghannad, Travel Writer & founder of
I wish I had used [Panda Guides] during my 10 weeks [in China]... There’s even overviews on topical issues such as air pollution and an extensive list of food dishes with Chinese characters included (and to think I walked around with my favourite eggplant dish scribbled on a piece of paper!). Highly recommended.
--Becki Enright, Travel Writer & Founder of
Whether you’re planning a long trip through the vast land of China or just a couple weeks in one of its top-notch cities, the folks at Panda Guide seem to have you covered… Plus, they offer discounts, and their books are just so darn good looking!
-Joseph Xu, Publisher of CC Media Inc. (Canada)
Good travel advice, solid writing, organized attraction info, clean translations… Panda Guides knows what needs to come standard in a guidebook these days. But discounts and business mini-maps? What novel ideas! How come no one has thought of this before? We definitely give them an “A” for innovation.
-George Xu, President of
Maps are a very important part of any great guidebook. We've been working in this field for 30 years, and we've never been as impressed as we are with Panda Guides' maps. What's more, the mini-maps of hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants are one of the freshest ideas we've seen – none of the other guidebooks on the market have anything like this.
--Robert Yan, Publisher at Chengdu Cartographic Publishing House
Of course, a guidebook is only as good as its writers and what Panda Guides offers is knowledgeable, insider tips from local ex-pats based in China.
--Nikki Vargas, Travel Writer & Founder of