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China Explorer: A Travel Guide

China Explorer: A Travel Guide

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••• The journey of a lifetime •••

Whether you're planning a trip to China or you simply want to get to know the country better, this app provides an accessible overview of the country's historic landmarks, diverse peoples, and most unique landscapes.

Preparing a trip to China is no easy feat. The country is roughly the same size as the United States, and, for many of us, it is a much less familiar place. It stretches from the Himalayas to sprawling coastal cities, from the Gobi Desert to subtropical jungle. Where do you begin?

Trying to research possible destinations on your own can take days, if not weeks, and faced with such a daunting task, it's tempting to simply connect the dots of the three or four places you already knew about ahead of time. If you see Beijing, the Terracotta Army and Shanghai, you can't go wrong, right?

Well, you can do this and many people come away from such a trip satisfied. But it's worth remembering that China is a land with an incredible amount of geographic and cultural diversity – you can still see the highlights of the country and plan a trip that caters to your specific interests.

And that's where this app comes in. Its design allows for a quick overview of possible itineraries, using over 1,000 photographs and a few short, scene-setting videos. Not even the glossiest, photo-heavy book can match the image selection we have included. Whether you want to focus on art, history, outdoor adventure, or family-friendly travel, all you need to do is select your category and let us inspire you.

- Plan your trip with our tailor-made itineraries
- Get a feel for different destinations with over 1,000 photographs and scene-setting videos
- Sort itinerary ideas according to your available time
- Sort sights and itineraries by category: Must Sees, Family Friendly, Villages, and more
- Communicate: Chinese characters for all destinations and addresses
- Stay sane with the user-friendly interface
- No wifi? No worries. We have offline maps and content
- Stay up to date: we use a flexible model that allows for immediate (and continual) updates

••• About the Authors •••

Perrine Pavillard has worked for Maison de la Chine as a China specialist for the past decade. She leads trips, organizes private and group tours, and is always on the lookout for some seriously good dumplings. Her day-to-day experience answering questions about travel in China and piecing together new trips for different clientele helped her to design the itineraries for this app.

Christopher Pitts is a freelance writer and editor. He has written for Lonely Planet's China and Shanghai guides since 2004 and also contributed to the first edition of National Geographic Traveler's Beijing guide. Like Perrine, he loves dumplings. Visit him online at at

••• About Sutro Media •••

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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What's New

- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems

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