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Shanghai


Shanghai is a city near the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. The city is the largest in the People's Republic of China, and the seventh largest in the world, with an estimated 18,670,000 people living in the metropolitan area as 2004.

During the Republic of China erea, Shanghai became one of the world's leading financial centers, however following the communist takeover in 1949, the city was cut-off from the world economy and went into relative decline. However, in 1992, the Chinese government authorized the market-orientated redevelopment of the city, and Shanghai now leads China's economic growth, ahead of early starters such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

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Lonely Planet Shanghai (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Trent Holden

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Lonely Planet Shanghai (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Shanghai*

Lonely Planet Shanghai is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get a feel for the latest trends in the French Concession, whizz down to Hangzhou on a high-speed train, or explore the city's traditional laneways in Jing'an; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Shanghai and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Shanghai Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, architecture, cuisine, visual arts, literature, music, Chinese opera, cinema, fashion, martial arts, festivals
  • Free, convenient pull-out Shanghai map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour maps
  • Covers The Bund, People's Square, Old Town, French Concession, Jing'an, Pudong, Hongkou, Xujiahui, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Tongli, Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Sheshan and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Shanghai, our most comprehensive guide to Shanghai, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Shanghai? Check out 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 China guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

*Best-selling guide to Shanghai. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai

By DK Travel

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-01-26
Flexibound (236 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two metropolitan cities.

Take in the major sights, from the breathtaking Great Wall of China to the imperial splendor of the Forbidden City; go on a canal cruise for your chance to contrast the old and new sides of Shanghai; or simply wander the cities' seemingly endless markets.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai truly shows you these cities as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Beijing, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the colonial promenade known as the Bund; immerse yourself in the chic charms of the French Concession; and take in the modern skyline of Pudong; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Shanghai and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Shanghai map (included in print version), plus more than 15 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers the French Concession, the Bund & People's Square, Pudong, Old Town, Jingan and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Shanghai's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Shanghai guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's China or Discover China guide for a comprehensive look at all China has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Insight Guides City Guide Shanghai (Insight City Guides)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-05-01
Paperback (296 pages)

Insight Guides City Guide Shanghai (Insight City Guides)
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From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Shanghai, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like the Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Museum, and hidden cultural gems like the longtangs and M50.



· Insight City Guide Shanghai is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring The Bund, to discovering Xintiandi.

· In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on street food, architecutre and performing arts, all written by local experts

· Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight City Guides come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings

· Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning

· Outstanding orientation information will save you time while you explore

· Excellent Editor's Choice recommendations will make your trip more memorable

· Inspirational colour photography throughout

· Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience





About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Shanghai City Map (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Map (2 pages)

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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Shanghai City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Shanghai, so begin your journey now!

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full colour and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers The Bund, People's Square, Old Town, French Concession, Jingan, Pudong, Hongkou, Xujiahui, West Shanghai

Check out Lonely Planet Shanghai, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Shanghai Travel Guide 2018

By Rob Collins

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (28 pages)

Shanghai Travel Guide 2018
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Shanghai is one of the busiest and largest cities in the world, people have been traveling to Shanghai from all corners of the world for a long time now, and there’s something for everyone in this city. This travel guide will give you a summary of what Shanghai has to offer. Shanghai is currently the largest city in China, and even the world, with a population of more than 24 million people. The people of Shanghai are mostly Chinese, but the last census showed 31,500 Japanese, 21,000 Americans, and 20,700 Koreans, among other foreigners, to be living in the city of Shanghai. It is a port city that lies on the Huangpu River, where the Yangtze River empties into the East China Sea. Shanghai is China’s wealthiest city and is said to have the best shopping, dining, fashion and arts and entertainment in all of China. With so many people and so many places to visit, there is an unlimited number of places to go, foods to eat, and goods to buy in Shanghai. Whether you want to tour the city’s streets on a search for high fashion, or you want to eat a fish you’ve never heard of from a street vendor, Shanghai has something to offer any traveler.

Shanghai Travel Map Fifth Edition (Periplus Travel Maps)

Periplus Editions
Map (2 pages)

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The Shanghai Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.

Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more!

This 5th edition includes maps and plans that are scaled to:

Area Map:
  • Greater Shanghai 1:70,000
City Plan:
  • Central Shanghai 1:17,500
Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)

By Graham Bond

Frommermedia Llc
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai (Easy Guides)
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Known for years as the sleeping giant of tourism, China has now awakened with a roar, attracting 120 million inbound tourists each year (including two and a half million Americans), and accounting for increasing sales of guidebooks to its three major attractions: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Our author of this 288-page guide to those three primary cities--Graham Bond--has lived in China for many years, is currently pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history, but continues to keep his touristic information up-to-date and rewarding through constant travels there. He is already the author of Frommer's Shanghai, a previously-published guidebook, and now cements his reputation as the nation's foremost authority on visits to China by American and other western travelers. The book is profusely illustrated with maps, and provides every detailed assistance on the mechanics of living in and touring China.

Shanghai in 12 Dishes - How to eat like you live there (Culinary travel guide)

By Red Pork Press & Leanne Kitchen

Red Pork Press
Released: 2017-05-15
Paperback (136 pages)

Shanghai in 12 Dishes - How to eat like you live there (Culinary travel guide)
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Award-Winning Finalist in the Travel: Guides & Essays category of the 2017 International Book Awards

Shanghai is exhilarating, dynamic and endlessly fascinating. But, when hunger strikes, where to start in a city with so much on its menu? Beautifully designed, sumptuously photographed and chock-a-block with invaluable dining information, Shanghai In 12 Dishes helps you cut to the chase, culinarily speaking. Aimed at travelling food lovers, this book assumes you're visiting Shanghai for a limited period and don't have time to waste. You don't need to be overwhelmed with endless listings, options and recommendations; you just want a reliable entree into the local dining scene so you can cut right to the chase. You want authenticity. You want dining experiences that are meaningful. You want to rub shoulders with locals.

Focusing squarely on Shanghainese cuisine, the emphasis here is as much on what to eat, as it is on where to eat. Structured around 12 iconic dishes, it features meaty information on each dish, guiding you to places you can find them. Dishes such as sheng jian bao (pan fried pork buns), xiao long bao (soup dumplings), lion's head meatballs, red cooked pork, squirrel-shaped mandarin fish and tofu braised crab. These define Shanghai and you'd be nuts to leave town without discovering them.

Shanghai in 12 Dishes doesn't stop at just 12 dishes, however. The restaurants listed represent so much more than these essential dishes- this book merely gives you starting points for making your own culinary finds. All you need is a sharpened sense of adventure and to throw yourself into Shanghai's incredible world of food. As you follow the local food trail, you'll meet locals, see sights, buy things and create memories that last.

This book also features...
- A day trip itinerary for Suzhou
- Personal dining recommendations from Jereme Leung, one of China's foremost chefs
- A guide to bars with great views
- The low-down on food streets
- Shopping recommendations for food lovers and cooks
- An A-Z guide to the Former French Concession
- A field guide to local breakfast staples
- Profiles of favourite teahouses and a tea-buying ID guide
- Restful places to walk when you've had a few dumplings too many


And so much more...

Inside Shanghai In 12 Dishes...
- Easy-to-navigate with full colour photographs throughout
- A handy map outlining major landmarks and restaurant locations
- Useful features such as addresses in local language, for ease of on-the-ground travel
- Pocketable, affordable and user-friendly content 12 major, must-eat dishes featured, providing a starting point for further exploration of Shanghai cuisine
- Restaurants for all budgets, with an emphasis on affordable options
- Listings that put you in the thick of local-style Shanghai dining


Other titles in the In 12 Dishes series:
Ho Chi Minh City In 12 Dishes - ISBN: 978-0473398125
Penang In 12 Dishes - ISBN: 978-0473427290

Look for more titles publishing 2018.

Shanghai Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)

By Traveler Republic

Released: 2017-01-12
Kindle Edition (142 pages)

Shanghai Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)
 
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Shanghai Travel Guide: Top Attractions, Hotels, Food Places, Shopping Streets, and Everything You Need to Know – travel book with the best value!

Shanghai is China’s main economic center. It’s located in the far eastern part of the country. The large multicultural city is standing beside the yellow river. Originally, Shanghai was a small village of fishermen but now has developed as one of the world’s top megacity.

The city experienced the great boom in tourism because of its prosperity, ever-changing lifestyle and stunning historic sites. The life in Shanghai is a perfect example of where east meets west. The city strictly reflects the lifestyle and culture of far eastern nations. It offers an extensive assortment of sights and sounds complex with big shopping opportunities.

There are a lot of unique attractions throughout Shanghai. These include gardens, temples, museums, skyscrapers and a lot more. You can easily check out these attractions while exploring and experiencing the city local life.

To help you explore and make the most of your time in Shanghai, we put up this book to guide you on your journey.

Inside Shanghai Travel Guide:
  • Overview of Shanghai: Main Characteristics of the City

  • Different Public Transport Networks to Get Around: Bicycles, Bus, Metro, and More
  • The Best Tourist Attractions:Temples, Museums, Gardens, etc.
  • Dos and Don’ts: Travel Like a Local.
  • Best Accommodations to Fit Your Budget and Needs
  • Satisfy Your Food Cravings: Must-Try Dishes
  • Where to Find the Best Products: Get the Best Souvenirs
  • What to Know Before You Go: Banking, Telephone Numbers, Customs, Cultures, etc.



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