Time Out Shanghai

Time Out Shanghai

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by Andrew Humphreys, Time Out Guides Staff
     
 

Shanghai is rapidly becoming the economic and cultural powerhouse not just of China, but also of all Asia. Recognized as the world's fastest growing city, it's a place where skyscrapers sprout weekly and where doing something immediately is considered sluggish. Boundless energy, technological advancement, and cash, cash, cash make Shanghai buzz like perhaps no other…  See more details below

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Shanghai is rapidly becoming the economic and cultural powerhouse not just of China, but also of all Asia. Recognized as the world's fastest growing city, it's a place where skyscrapers sprout weekly and where doing something immediately is considered sluggish. Boundless energy, technological advancement, and cash, cash, cash make Shanghai buzz like perhaps no other city in the world. The first edition of this Time Out guide is written by a team of resident experts and local journalists who have scoured Shanghai from the early morning farmers' market at Xiangyang to the clubs of Guandii at dawn to present the complete picture of this city in flux. The guide offers tips on cultural etiquette, expert recommendations of the best places to stay for every budget, and a complete guide to cuisine, including how to tell Cantonese from Chaozhou, and Shaoxing from Yangzhou.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904978220
Publisher:
Time Out Guides Ltd.
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Time Out Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.41(d)

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Time Out Shanghai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt this guide truley gave you an insight on Shanghai. Because of this book, I was able to get a taste of everything in one week! Unfortunately, Shanghai is such a vast and growing city, that a guide could never keep up. This guide gave you all the tourist sights, but never mentioned the backstreets or small (amazingly good) 'local's' restaurants, such as Mr. Su's in Pudong. Although, I must say it was extremely helpful to have all the phone numbers and adresses to give to the hotel front desk to call ahead of time to be sure the place was still there (extremely important in Shanghai) and to give the adresses to the taxi drivers in Chinese (also extremely important)! I highly recommend this book to anyone visiting Shanghai, but I also recommend you find someone who's been there for more than a week that can give you all the local tips (also very important).