Lonely Planet Shanghai (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Shanghai (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Damian Harper, Christopher Pitts

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 1741799015

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Shanghai is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the iconic skyscraper backdrop at the Bund, witness Shanghai Museum's marvellous tribute to the path of beauty, or browse the French Concession boutiques; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Shanghai and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Shanghai Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, fashion, martial arts, architecture, and politics
  • Free, convenient pull-out Shanghai map (included in print version), plus over 32 colour neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including With Kids, For Free, and Day Trips
  • Coverage of Pudong, Hongkou, North Shanghai, The Bund, People's Square, Old Town, Jing' an, French Concession, Xujiahui, South Shanghai, West Shanghai, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Shanghai, our most comprehensive guide to Shanghai, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Shanghai? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Shanghai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's China guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover China, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Damian Harper, and Christopher Pitts.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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fabulous neoclassical clock-tower building, also has some good exhibitions. Controversial artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio was torn down in January 2011, a move the artist said was prompted by his activism. Local authorities said the building was ‘illegal’. A stroll around the quaint alleys of Tianzifang, with its cafes, boutiques and smattering of decent small galleries, is always rewarding. This is where you can find the Deke Erh Art Centre, a fantastic warehouse

fin-de-siecle Shanghai, this absorbing novel was first published in 1892 but only recently translated into English. » When Red is Black, Qiu Xiaolong (2004) – A realistic detective story that packs plenty of literary muscle. This is a follow-up Inspector Chen novel (see Death of a Red Heroine ) and a great snapshot of the changing city seen through Chinese eyes. » When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro (2000) – Subtle and absorbing portrayal of an English detective who sets

set out to buy a genuine item, there’s no guarantee that’s what you’re going to get. Antiques in particular are almost always reproductions: the best word of advice is to buy something because you like it, not because you think it has historic value. DVD stores and fake markets are popular destinations for visitors and can make for a fun browse, but remember that although your purchases might not cost much (provided you’re a decent bargainer), they most likely break international

jazz band. (Click here) The Bund Several other heritage buildings along the Bund have been given a new lease on life, including the former British Consulate, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, the Jardine Matheson building and the old Shanghai Club, now the plush Waldorf Astoria. (Click here) The North Bund This area (aka the Rockbund) is finally coming into its own following the restoration of Yuanmingyuan Rd. Luxury shops and restaurants have moved in with the aim

16Nanxiang Steamed Bun RestaurantB6 17SongyuelouB6 Stiller's Restaurant & Cooking School(see 4) Table No 1 by Jason Atherton(see 27) Drinking & Nightlife Brix(see 14) Char Bar(see 26) 18Moonlight TeahouseB7 19Old Shanghai TeahouseA7 Yawaragi(see 14) Zeal(see 14) Shopping 20Dongtai Road Antique

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