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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
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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.

Lonely Planet Shanghai City Map

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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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

Fodor's Shanghai 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-05-12
Paperback (128 pages)

Fodor s Shanghai 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)
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This book identifies and explores in depth the top 25 sights in Shanghai in a compact, pocket-sized guidebook that also covers other popular spots and major neighborhoods all over the city, including shops, entertainment options, restaurants, hotels, and useful details like helpful web sites and travel information to make your short trip to Shanghai a great trip.



This guide is updated annually. 



This travel guide includes:

· A useful, weather-resistant pullout city map and a metro map for easy navigation

· Full-color photos and full-size street maps of major neighborhoods.

· Neighborhood walks that show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas

· Essential info – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and more

· Popular day-trip destinations.

· A two-day itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path.

· Many hotel, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations

· Major sights covered include Expo Site, French Concession and Markets, Jade Buddha Temple, Longhua Temple and Pagoda, Lu Xun Park, Old Town, Nanjing Lu, Oriental Pearl Tower, Peace Hotel, People's Square, and Pudong Skyscrapers. 



With its full-color photography and top 25 to do lists, Fodor’s 25 Best books are the perfect companion for any traveler. A pull out map with major sights marked, is included.  



About Fodor’s: Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

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.

Kids' Travel Guide - China: The fun way to discover China - especially for kids (Kids' Travel Guide series) (Volume 38)

By Shiela H. Leon & FlyingKids

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Kids  Travel Guide - China: The fun way to discover China - especially for kids (Kids  Travel Guide series) (Volume 38)
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  • All about China, especially for kids. Geography, fascinating history, and flags and symbols, as well as Chinese culture, food, and even some useful word in Mandarin.
  • Fun, educational, and engaging - Leonardo, your kids' tour guide, will take them on a journey through China and keep them interested with fun facts, juicy information, quizzes, special tasks, coloring pages, and their own travel diary.
  • A bonus for parents- As a parent, you are invited to participate in your children's activities or to find an available bench and relax while your kids learn and enjoy.
  • A personal book that becomes your children s souvenir of the trip- When you return home, the guidebook and diary will become a memoir of your Chinese vacation that the whole family can treasure for a lifetime.

 More fun adventures! The Kids Travel Guide series includes many more destinations: France, Paris, Italy, Rome, Thailand, Bangkok, United Kingdom, London, Australia, Germany, Japan, United States, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City, and more. 

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Shanghai Travel Guide 2018

By Rob Collins

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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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.

Wallpaper* City Guide Shanghai

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The fast-track guide for the smart traveler. A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavor of the creative scene and the satisfaction you ve seen all that you should."

Shanghai & China South East 1:16,000 / 1:2,500,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)

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Map (2 pages)

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This updated map of rapidly-changing Shanghai has been enhanced in this edition by being printed on ITM waterproof plastic paper and by the addition of a separate map on the reverse side of all of South East China. The regional map covers from Nanning to Beijing, so perhaps covers a wider area than just Fujian and Guangdong provinces, but this is a much more detailed map than anything we have attempted before, and is an excellent aid to anyone based in Shanghai and thinking of travelling to Xi'an, or Guilin, as well as closer destinations. The Shanghai side has been updated with the latest road and subway additions including, for the first time on any map, the route of the new MAGLEV line being built through the southern part of the city. Folded, indexed road and travel map. Side one shows a map of central Shanghai. Legend includes Shanghai metro/subway lines, elevated rail transit lines, intercity mainline railways, MAGLEV high-speed train lines, parks/plazas, attractions/shopping streets, accommodations, museums, temples, points of tourist interest, live theatres, hospitals, malls, bus terminals, river ferry docks. Includes inset map of Shanghai region and Shanghai public transport map. Side two shows a map of China south east. Distinguishes roads ranging from expressways to other roads. Legend includes railways, highspeed railways, Great Wall, parks, wildlife reserves, nature reserves, points of interest, ruins, international/domestic airports.


 
 
 

 
 
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