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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Concession West; 1220 6 r Y1980-4380; ) Originally the home of the Sun family, this 1932 mansion was completely renovated in 2009 to become one of Shanghai’s most exclusive boutique properties. Seventeen personalised suites combine an antique-strewn style with all the modern comforts of home. Relax in the Roman-style pool or steam bath before enjoying a Shanghainese banquet in the highly lauded restaurant. The best way to get here is by taxi. 88 Xintiandi Boutique Hotel $$$

three-storey red-brick houses built between 1928 and 1932, it’s a great spot to observe daily residential life – people walking their dogs, playing cards or hanging out laundry to dry. This is all mixed in with a new crop of tiny ground-floor cafes, boutiques and old-fashioned barber shops – look for places such as Fan Jia ( at No 61 (open from noon to 8pm), which sells Tibetan Buddhist–themed jewellery. Exit at the south end of the complex, which faces Sun Court , a 1928 apartment

hesitate), for cash-strapped Shanghai veterans the B&C is an ideal spot to head to for an evening of cheap drinks and a few rounds of Jenga or darts with friends. A dated disco ball hangs from the ceiling, while Bon Jovi and Duran Duran take everyone back to the good old days of bad hairstyles. The two barkeeps are quite welcoming – expect hugs on arrival. I Love Shanghai Bar Offline map Google map ( Wo Ài Shanghai; 3rd fl, 1788 Xinzha Rd; 1788 3 5pm-2am;

One of the top aquariums in China, this Pudong attraction is surprisingly good, with an impressively long shark tunnel and intelligent exhibits organised by region. Avoid the weekends if possible. Acrobatics Shows An evening with the acrobats will certainly keep most kids (and adults) entertained, with plate spinning, contortionism and even daredevil motorcycle feats performed to Star Wars theme music. Amusement & Water Parks Happy Valley

( Hengli Gudian Jiaju; 6401 0831; www.h-antique.com; 3rd fl, Bldg 2, 359 Hongzhong Rd; 359 2 3 9am-6pm) This enormous showroom, with more than 2000 high-quality antique pieces, both large and small, is a good first stop for antique hunters. It’s down a lane off Hongzhong Rd in a not-so-obvious location; take a taxi and look for the signs. The Traditional Furniture Research Department of Tongji University is based here. Hongqiao International Pearl City Pearls Offline map

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