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Insight Guides Books

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    Flexi Map Shanghai is laminated, tear-resistant comprising 3 separate maps featuring the city and its surroundings; each map has its own index which has been categorised for ease of use. It includes a list - with descriptions and some photographs - of 37 recommended sights, divided by theme and linked to the mapping by numbered markers. There is also a handy information section with concise details on getting around, tourist offices, money, tipping, opening times, public holidays, telecommunications, emergency telephone numbers and climate. On one side is a street plan of the city's central districts at a scale of 1:17 500 (1cm = 0.18km). One way streets, car parks, train and metro routes are clearly shown, in addition a Metro map is located on the back cover for easy reference. Many prominent public buildings, hotels and other places of interest are highlighted and listed in the extensive index. Ferry routes across the Huangpu River are also marked. Place names are shown on this street plan in English and Chinese characters. The reverse side includes a map of the Shanghai Area, including Pudong New Area, at a scale of 1:180 000 (1cm = 1.8km) together with a map of Eastern China at 1:3. 5 million (1cm = 35km). Places of interest including UNESCO World Heritage Sites are clearly marked.
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    Insight City Guides just got even better! With more detailed coverage spanning over 250 pages, this guide provides a highly visual introduction to Cape Town. Street atlases provide extra clarity and easy orientation; locating hotels and restaurants, along with principal sites and attractions. The Best Of section illustrates everything you can't afford to miss. Editor's top tips reveal lesser-known sights, best views, best walks, best family activities plus money-saving hints. A colour-coded overview map introduces the places section and highlights the top sights at a glance. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, giving the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. A new illustrated section covers all the top shopping areas, department stores and markets. From the best places to grab a bargain to designer stores, this section will give you all the insider information for your ultimate shopping experience. A comprehensive Travel Tips section provides all the information you'll need for a hassle free holiday, covering accommodation, transport, currency, language and more. Enjoy your city break in style with Insight Guides.
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    Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure This new edition of Insight Guide Argentina is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide packed with inspiration and information. It includes engrossing features on everything from the tango to Patagonian wildlife and the Cuyo wine region. Inside Inside Guide Argentina: A detailed history section covers the country's history from the pre-Columbian period through the dark days of the dictatorship to the country's economic crisis and subsequent recovery; The Best of Argentina section lists the country's must-see attractions, from estancias and folk festivals to world-class art galleries and outdoor activities; The Places section covers the entire country from its dynamic capital Buenos Aires to windswept Tierra del Fuego. Specially commissioned photographs vividly capture the beauty of sights such as Iguazu Falls, the Perito Moreno glacier and the rolling hills of the Lake District; Detailed full-colour maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transport, climate, festivals and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go and what to budget for your trip, and includes a selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers needs. Insight Guides unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. "Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type." (Wanderlust Magazine).
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    "Insight Guide Guatemala, Belize & the Yucatan" is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide to this fascinating region and the legacy of the Maya people who once inhabited it. The countries and their people are brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our Best Of Guatemala, Belize & the Yucatan section highlights the Mayan world's unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information necessary to plan your trip. Our independent listings are selected by local writers to bring you the region's best hotels and restaurants. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life of this part of Central America, from Guatemelan clothing and eco-tourism in Belize to the Tikal ruins in the Peten jungle and a new feature on nature in the Yucatan. A detailed Places section, with full-colour maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative written by multiple experts, guides you around the region, from the Yucatan's ancient Mayan city Chichen Itza and Belize's world-renowned dive sites to Guatemala's Lake Atitlan in a collapsed volcano.
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    Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure. The lure of golden sands entices visitors to Sri Lanka, but this Indian Ocean island is also home to ancient cities, diverse cultures and accessible wildlife. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Sri Lanka, a comprehensive full-colour guide, and discover all that this beguiling tropical isle has to offer. Inside Insight Guide Sri Lanka: This fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Sri Lanka features stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings this beautiful country and its people to life; Our Best of Sri Lanka highlights the country's must-see sights, including the old world charms of Galle Fort and the dramatic rock-fortress of Sigiriya, while descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from bustling capital Colombo to the lush tea plantations of the Hill Country and the beaches of the south; and, detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers needs. Insight Guides unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. "Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type." (Wanderlust Magazine).
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    Whether you want to scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, enjoy spectacular game viewing on safari, or simply lie on a beautiful beach, you can do it all in Tanzania and Zanzibar. This book has been fully overhauled by an expert Africa author and is packed with stunning new pictures bringing this breathtaking country and its people to life. It tells you all the best things to do and places to visit in Tanzania and gives you more background on the country's fascinating history and culture than any other guide. From the vibrant capital of Dar es Salaam to the plains of the Serengeti, all the country's top destinations are covered. We'll show you where to enjoy unmissable Tanzania experiences like coral diving off the coast of Pemba and chimpanzee tracking in the Mahale Mountains, and there's a comprehensive, fully illustrated gazetteer detailing the fabulous wildlife you're likely to encounter on safari. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information.
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    "Insight Guide Western Europe" is an inspiring overview of the rich and varied continent of Europe - with its beautiful photos, full-colour maps, and wealth of fascinating information, this guide is the ideal one stop-shop for a visit to Europe. Entire chapters are devoted to the main cities of each country, so Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Athens, Rome, Venice, Florence, Brussels, Vienna and Lisbon are all covered in detail. Separate chapters cover the rest of each country. Magazine-style colour spreads give you an insight into Europe's unique culture, such as classic railway journeys, its best art galleries, buildings, iconic designs, wildlife, and much more. Brand new features on Europe's history are an absorbing read and provide the perfect backdrop to your visit. The 'Best of' section illustrates all the top attractions in Western Europe, from Spain's Alhambra to the beaches of Greece. The beautiful photos will inspire you, while the travel tips give you all the essential information you need to plan the perfect trip, from how much to tip to how to get around with ease.
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    Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure. This new edition of Insight Guide Belize is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide packed with inspiration and information. It includes engrossing features on everything from Buccaneers and Baymen and the Creole language to Birdwatching and Ecotourism. Inside Insight Guide Belize: includes a detailed history section covers the ancient Maya people, the arrival of the Spanish, British colonialism and the battle for independence; features a brand new Best of Belize section lists the country's must-see attractions, from ancient monuments to wildlife reserves and adventure sports to jungle lodges; The Places section covers the entire country from the Northern Cayes to Punta Gorda and the forests of the south. Specially commissioned photographs vividly capture Belize's beautiful landscape, exotic wildlife and diverse people; it includes a detailed full-colour maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transport, climate, festivals and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go and what to budget for your trip, and includes a selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. "Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type." (Wanderlust Magazine).
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    Insight Guide Poland is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history, and people of this beautiful country. Be inspired by our Best of Poland section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish. It offers photo features on topics such as Polish folklore, the Chopin Route and spa resorts. Our unrivalled coverage of history, landscape, and culture provides an essential introduction to Poland's green land and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, activities, and modern culture. It includes a detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from the dense forests and "shifting" sand dunes of its national parks to the top sea and sun destinations in Western Pomerania - making sure you don't miss anything. It offers a comprehensive Travel Tips section that gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic restaurants.
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    Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Europe's economic powerhouse is home to stunning landscapes and exquisite castles and palaces. Be inspired by the new edition of Insight Guide Germany, a detailed full-colour guide to this dynamic country. Insight Guides unrivalled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to the German identity, including its people, its rustic cuisine and its contribution to cinema and art. Inside Insight Guide Germany: consult the Best of Germany selection for an at-a-glance guide to the country's most evocative attractions, including the Berlin Wall and Munich's Oktoberfest; includes descriptive accounts of where to go in Germany, from the bustling capital Berlin and stunning countryside along the Rhine River to the scenic Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg and glamorous Bavaria, are enhanced by beautiful photographs, while all major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps; and, the travel tips section provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip, plus our selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers needs. Insight Guides unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. "Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type." (Wanderlust Magazine).
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    A vibrant, exciting city that also passionately preserves its heritage, Barcelona offers everything from innovative architecture and food to Gothic treasures and streets that are made for exploring. Insight City Guide Barcelona is a comprehensive travel guide to one of the world's most-visited cities. Whether you want to wander La Rambla, admire Gaudi's architecture or visit the numerous colourful markets, this book will make sure you have the quintessential Barcelona experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including festivals, shopping and urban regeneration, while evocative accounts of the city's districts bring Barcelona to life, from the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) to the culturally-rich district of El Raval. Full-colour photography and maps help you navigate with ease, while the detailed Travel Tips directory gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need when planning what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, Insight City Guide Barcelona will help you discover the very best of the Catalan capital.
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    Taiwanese culture preserves the best of ancient traditions, while embracing the newest in high-tech modernity, and nowhere is this better exemplified than in the country's dynamic capital, Taipei. Whether you want to admire Taipei 101's architecture, discover precious Chinese artefacts at the National Palace Museum or indulge in feast of street food at Shilin Nightmarket, Insight City Guide Taipei will ensure that you have the quintessential Taipei experience. This book features by local writers delve into topics including the arts scene, Taipei residents' love of sports and shopping, and traditional remedies, while evocative accounts of the city's districts bring Taipei to life, from Ximending's youth culture and Datong's Chinese heritage to the east's skyscrapers juxtaposed with hillside tea plantations. Full-colour photography and maps help you navigate with ease and our detailed Travel Tips give you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Discover this fascinating city with Insight City Guide Taipei.
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    With its glittering pagodas, timeless countryside and gracious people, Myanmar (Burma) is an extraordinarily beautiful destination, but one that was isolated from the rest of the world until very recently. With tourism growing rapidly and ongoing development as the country opens up, there has never been a better time to explore Myanmar. Following on from our best-selling, award-nominated re-launch in 2013, the 2015 Insight Guide Myanmar (Burma) has been comprehensively updated by an expert author to help inspire and inform travellers wanting to discover this fascinating country. After an inspirational best Of Myanmar section, the country's rich past and cultural heritage are described in a series of lively essays. Contemporary aspects of Burmese life - the changing political situation, the economy, food, architecture, wildlife - are also covered in depth. The places chapters describe all the sights that should be seen - from the incomparable temples of Bagan, serene Inle Lake, the lost world of Mrauk U and the beaches along the Bay of Bengal to the fascinating cities of Yangon and Mandalay. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants. Discover this most exciting of destinations with Insight Guide Myanmar (Burma).
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    Historically profound yet dynamically modern - Vietnam is a fascinating country, blessed with varied and beautiful scenery, rich biodiversity, vibrant cities and a multi-layered culture. Be inspired to visit by the fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Vietnam, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this Southeast Asian star. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography brings this intriguing country and its people to life, while the Best of Vietnam highlights the country's top attractions, including the natural and cultural splendors of Unesco World Heritage Sites Halong Bay and Hue. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the charismatic capital of Hanoi to the lush canals of the Mekong Delta. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. Discover Vietnam with Insight Guides.
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    With its fabled urban landscape and vibrant Chinese culture, Hong Kong is one of the world's most exciting cities. Whether you want to take a bay cruise on the Star Ferry, eat and shop your way around Kowloon or find peace at an atmospheric temple, Insight City Guide Hong Kong will make sure you have the quintessential Hong Kong experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including the city's dim sum tradition, Chinese medicine and the local love of horse racing, while evocative accounts of Hong Kong's districts bring the city to life, from the dramatic vistas of the Peak to the shops and bars of lively Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, and the beaches and monasteries of the outlying territories and islands. Full-colour photography and maps help you navigate with ease, while the detailed Travel Tips directory gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need when planning what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, Insight City Guide Hong Kong will help you discover the very best of this fantastic destination.
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    The Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary is intended as a conveniently-sized and clear large print dictionary that is particularly suitable for people with sight problems, both adults and children. It has been developed in close collaboration with the RNIB, who approved all aspects of the design and layout so that it meets the needs of users. This edition of the dictionary has been updated with the latest vocabulary, such as broadband, and bird flu. A new supplementary section has quick-reference word game material for enthusiastic puzzle-solvers. The dictionary also contains Usage Notes to help you deal with potentially sensitive and offensive terms. The Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary is practical and especially clear, making it the perfect choice for those who prefer the convenience of a large print dictionary.
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    Glamorous Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in the world, where the remnants of a fabled history combine with the rapidly expanding skyline of a contemporary economic powerhouse. Explore Shanghai is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this dynamic and atmospheric city: a full-colour guide containing 15 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the famous waterfront Bund and Old City's neighbourhoods to Pudong's glittering skyscrapers and out to the landscaped gardens of Suzhou and Hangzhou. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Shanghai's fabulous cuisine, wealth of architecture and historical significance. Each route guides you through an interesting area with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Shanghai will guide you to the best of the Paris of the East.
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    A youthful, dynamic city that also passionately preserves its heritage, Krakow offers everything from medieval sights, hearty food and a grid of eminently strollable narrow streets. Explore Krakow is part of a brand-new series and is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 16 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as St Mary's Basilica and Wawel Castle, alongside a fascinating Jewish quarter, bohemian cafes, and, further afield, the poignant Auschwitz. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Krakow's cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well the low-down on its nightlife, the liveliest in all of Poland. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the essence of Krakow.
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    Beautiful and seductive, the Italian island of Sicily offers everything from Greek and Roman temples to mouthwatering street food and a dramatic scenery topped by mighty Mount Etna. Explore Sicily is part of a brand-new series and is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as Val di Noto's sublime Baroque architecture and the frenetic capital Palermo, alongside Agrigento's fine Greek temples and, further afield, the stunningly beautiful Aeolian Islands, popular for volcano-climbing. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Sicily's cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well as an overview of the island's complex history and the low-down on its array of outdoor activities. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each tour and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the dramatic Sicilian landscape.
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    Ideal for on-the-spot use, Great Breaks Snowdonia and North Wales makes the perfect companion for both first-time and repeat visitors. The North Wales' Top 10 section is designed to help you get the most out of your trip to the region, from castles and vintage railways to the Italianate village of Portmeirion and, of course, Mount Snowdon itself. Nine carefully planned walks and tours take you on a journey through rugged mountains and along sweeping coastlines, past copper, slate and gold mines and lively market towns. All routes are timed and accompanied by easy-to-follow maps with detailed information on transport and where to find the best locally produced food, plus fascinating facts and tips. Accommodation listings cover everything from family-friendly B&Bs and self-catering cottages to stylish boutique hotels. Containing beautiful full-colour photography and invaluable information, Great Breaks Snowdonia and North Wales is the ultimate guide to this beautiful corner of Wales.
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    Blessed with glorious beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and lush, green rainforest, Puerto Rico offers fantastic outdoor activities, cultural sights, plus great food and music. Insight Guide Puerto Rico provides detailed coverage of this fascinating country, while full-colour photography and maps help you navigate with ease. Our detailed Travel Tips give you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, including our selection of the best and most authentic hotels and restaurants.
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    Frequently voted one of the best travel destinations in the world, New Zealand is famed for its stunning landscapes, hospitable people and range of thrilling outdoor experiences. The new edition of Insight Guide New Zealand provides both inspiration and practical guidance for a visit, with its combination of lavish full-colour photos of the country's incredible scenery and detailed information on the country's fascinating history, culture and diversity. The best of New Zealand section guides you to all the must-see sights and quintessential experiences, while fascinating features explore topics from Maori art to thrill-seeking in depth. Our expert author guides you through all the sights, from cosmopolitan Auckland in the north to the vast southern extremes of Southland and Stewart Island, taking in beautiful beaches and vineyards, adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, Maori culture and the safe, laid-back atmosphere of this small and friendly country. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information. A comprehensive travel tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. Discover this exhilarating destination with Insight Guide New Zealand.
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    You can enjoy a pint of beer in a classic pub in Bourton-on-the-Water, drive through the gorgeous rolling hills of Evesham or sample scones and tea in Painswick with Great Breaks Cotswolds - the perfect guide to finding your way around this area of outstanding natural beauty. Eight easy-to-follow tours around the area take in the most popular sights as well as hidden corners away from the crowds; all are illustrated with vivid photography, clear maps and suggestions for places to eat and drink en route. We explore key aspects of the region's rich history and culture to help you immerse yourself in the delightfully slow pace of Cotswold life. Travel tips help you find unique places to stay and offer practical advice for getting there and travelling around. This is a handy pocked-sized guide that's packed full of information and ideas.
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    The tropical city-state of Singapore may be small, but it packs a punch with a wealth of dazzling modern attractions, while also being a unique melting pot of Asian and Western influences. Explore Singapore is part of a new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this dynamic and atmospheric city: a full-colour guide containing 18 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the colonial sights of the Civic District and the glamorous development at Marina Bay. To the colourful bustle of Kampong Glam and Little India, and out to Sentosa's white sands and theme parks, as well as the lesser-known corners of the island. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Singapore's excellent cuisine, shopping and nightlife, as well as its history. The best places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of practical information, including our selection of hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and evocative photography captures the essence of this vibrant city.