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Shanghai, the most progressive and international of the mainland cities in China (and also the largest), already attracts millions of visitors annually. Recent projects, new attractions, and a booming nightlife and restaurant scene are making Shanghai an even more popular tourist destination. The world's tallest hotel--the 88-story Grand Hyatt, with the world's highest hotel swimming pool--is emblematic of Shanghai's modern style.
Frommer's Shanghai includes a Chinese Language Appendix, plus Chinese translations of hotel, restaurant, and attraction names. You'll also find special tips for business travelers, plus sections on Chinese ways and manners, the pros and cons of joining a tour and traveling on your own, and the best shopping buys. There are lots of accurate two-color maps plus complete details on getting there, getting around, and coping with the language barrier.
“…the book covers all the useful information on what a visitor to Shanghai would need to know…”(M2 Best Books, 3 March 2003)
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This travel guide to Shanghai includes maps, and coverage of sports, shopping and nightlife in Shanghai. It includes reviews of hotels and restaurants in all price ranges.
About the Author
J. D. Brown has lived and worked in China and has written about China as a literary traveler, a travel writer, and a guidebook author. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Islands, and National Geographic Traveler. He is also the author of Frommer's Beijing and Frommer's China: The 50 Most Memorable Trips. When he is not traveling in the Far East, he lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's New in Shanghai.
1. The Best of Shanghai.
2. Planning Your Trip to Shanghai.
3. Getting to Know Shanghai.
4. Where to Stay.
5. Where to Dine.
6. Exploring Shanghai.
7. Shanghai Strolls.
9. Shanghai After Dark.
10. Suzhou, Hangzhou & Other Side Trips from Shanghai.
Appendix A: Shanghai in Depth.
Appendix B: The Chinese Language.