Author(s): Marco Polo
With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights and "Best Of" recommendations for Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. You can discover great restaurants, hotels, trendy places and nightlife venues, and also pick up tips on what to do on a limited budget and ideas for shopping and travel with kids, sport and lots of other activities. Also contains: Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & More and index. The Useful Phrases in Chinese section is helpful, as are the Chinese characters for the places listed. Shanghai - an endless sea of houses, buildings towering up into the sky, roads on multiple levels. An irrepressible creative drive, imaginative art and a vibrant culture: the megacity by the mighty Huangpu River pulsates to the beat of the future. With MARCO POLO Shanghai you dive into the varied world of this great city. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old City where life still goes on as it did a hundred years ago, and take a look at the Pudong skyline, reminiscent of a science fiction film. Shanghai offers an abundance of attractions.
A visit to the Shanghai Museum is an essential part of your programme, as is an evening in the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre or a trip to the water town of Zhujiajiao. In Hangzhou and Suzhou you can discover the beauty of the West Lake and the Classical Garden. The Insider Tips reveal where you can find much sought after designer clothes, where it's all happening, and where Shanghai cuisine is served in a refined ambience. The "Best Of" pages show you where the great places for free are and what's unique to Shanghai. They also offer tips for rainy days and tell you where you can relax and chill out. You'll find out what's hot - be it bike tours or sweet desserts. The Walking Tours take you into the Chinese Old City, the former French Concession and the former International Settlement. Finally the Dos and Don'ts warn you of how not to get ripped off or buy bootleg goods. MARCO POLO Shanghai gives comprehensive coverage of all the city's districts. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas, with town plans of Hangzhou and Suzhou and map of the surrounding area, practical map inside the back cover, metro map and removable pull-out map.