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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

LONELY PLANET
Paperback (320 pages)

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 and Shanghai

By DK Travel

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

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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 (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight City Guides)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (296 pages)

Insight Guides City Guide Shanghai (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (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.

Fodor's Essential China (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2019-04-16
Paperback (544 pages)

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Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriors, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor’s Essential China includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of China.
    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Chinese food, the Terracotta Warriors, and Chinese tea.
    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.
    • MORE THAN 60 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    • BRAND NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Kunming offer options for every taste.
    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Chinese language phrases; and a calendar of events.
    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best tours.
    • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.
    • COVERS: Lantau island and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Chengdu, Sichuan and the Panda Breeding Research Center, Yangtze river cruises, Chongqing and more.

    ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

    Planning on visiting Southeast Asia? Check out Fodor’s Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos, and Fodor’s Vietnam.

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.

Wallpaper* City Guide Shanghai

By Wallpaper*

Phaidon Press
Released: 2019-05-08
Paperback (128 pages)

Wallpaper* City Guide Shanghai
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The fast-track guide for the design-conscious traveller

Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.

Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, we’ve done the hard work for you, from finding the best restaurants, bars and hotels (including which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites, and the most enticing architecture and design. Wallpaper* City Guides enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real taste of the city’s landscape and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.

In short, these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to offer.

Insight Guides Flexi Map Shanghai (Insight Flexi Maps)

Insight Guides
Released: 2019-01-01
Map

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Insight Flexi Map Shanghai:

This easy to use, full-colour, water-proof map is all you need to navigate Shanghai. It also includes handy destination detail on Shanghai Area and Eastern China, and tips on top attractions and getting around.

� Combines clear, up-to-date cartography with destination detail, stylish design and stunning photography
� The main map is at a scale of 17 500, with prominent public buildings, hotels and other places of interest highlighted in the extensive index
� Secondary maps cover Eastern China and Shanghai Area, with a separate Metro map located on the back cover for easy reference
� But it's also much more than a map! - includes tips on top attractions, galleries, museums, heritage sites, travelling further afield, and getting around
� Laminated finish is tough, waterproof and can be written on with a non-permanent marker pen - just write and wipe as required




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 phrasebooks, 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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-06-19
Paperback (660 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China reveals the magnificence of China's greatest sights, including in-depth coverage of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Soldiers. The guide provides expert tips for visiting the Great Wall, cruising through the stunning Yangzi Three Gorges, and exploring the ultra-modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features on everything from the Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy, and the cult of Mao.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of the major architectural sights, plus maps of the key cities and towns. The best places to stay and eat have been provided by resident experts and recommendations on regional specialties will ensure you don't miss China's best dishes. Markets and festivals are listed town by town.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China shows you this diverse country as no one else can.

Fodor's China (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-07-14
Paperback (736 pages)

Fodor s China (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

China is a trip-of-a-lifetime adventure for travelers in search of cutting-edge art and culture, rugged natural beauty, and cultural diversity. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor's China shows off the splendor of the country's historical treasures, vibrant culinary culture, and its colorful ethnic minorities like no other guide.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and spirituality in China
· Coverage of Beijing, Shanghai, Eastern China, Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta, The Southwest, Sichuan and Chongqing, The Silk Road, Tibet

Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Beijing and Hong Kong.


 
 
 

 
 
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