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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for fabulous panoramas of the city. CY Tung Maritime Museum Learn more about the great 15th-century explorer Zheng He here. Communist Heritage Make sure you have your passport with you to gain access to the Site of the 1st National Congress of the CCP, Zhou Enlai’s Former Residence and the Former Residence of Mao Zedong. Walks The Bund The Bund is the first port of call for most visitors to Shanghai. Thankfully, strolling the

‘antique’ Chinese eyeglasses. Admission to town, including entry to four/nine of the main sights, is ¥30/90. The Best… » Sight Fángshēng Bridge (Click here) » Place to Sleep Uma Hostel (Click here) » Tourist Office Xinfeng Lu, Zhūjiājiao (http://en.zhujiajiao.com; English guide half-/whole day ¥120/200; 8am-4.30pm) Top Tip Visit Zhūjiājiao during the week, as weekends and holidays see the canal town’s narrow streets packed with sightseers.

the economy, root out corruption and narrow the chasm dividing low-wage earners from the wealthy elites. It’s no small task. The Chinese Communist Party’s legitimacy depends heavily on economic growth. Keeping the economy on track while coping with the global downturn and matching the expectations of Chinese who are pushing for a fairer society could constitute a daunting challenge. Timeline 453–221 BC Warring States period: the earliest imperial records date from

against the window or a comfy chair facing Lujiazui for optimum views or keep one eye on the open kitchen to see how your Tajima Wagyu rib-eye steak, grilled black cod or seafood tower is coming along. There’s a choice of six different steak knives, bookings are recommended and the views continue in spectacular fashion from the terrace of the supremely chilled-out upstairs bar (Click here). el Willy Spanish $$ Offline map Google map (www.el-willy.com; 5th fl, South Bund

behind the undulating dragon wall is to eat at this serene restaurant. Stroll past the octogenarian officials in wheelchairs reminiscing about the good old days to sample classic Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. The seafood dishes can get very expensive, but the real draw is the dim sum, served overlooking the lawn on mornings and afternoons. Take a taxi here and reserve ahead. Shu Di Lazi Yu Guan Sichuanese $ Offline map Google map ( 5403 7684; 187 Anfu Rd; 187

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