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Shanghai (Lonely Planet Encounter Guides) Paperback – 1 Mar 2008

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741047668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741047660
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,234,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sherman's Travel, April 2007'...Encounter guides...discreet in size, but generous enough on page count to provide a fuller city experience minus the hefty guidebook load.'

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By D Raymond on 17 May 2009
This is a handy little guide book and mine is very well thumbed following my initial trip and subsequent move to Shanghai. I found the maps in the book quite useful, as English language maps of Shanghai can be difficult to find. The pull-out paper map in the back is inconvenient though, and the metro map should really be in the main body of the book instead of on the pull-out (fall-out!) map. However, be aware that many of the listings in this book are out of date. Things change fast here, and quite a few of the bars and restaurants listed here are no more. Also, the previous reviewer is correct to say that the entries are aimed at ex-pats rather than holidaymakers- too many ex-pat hangouts are listed in place of good Chinese neighbourhood bars and restaurants. Some of the listings have a distinctly sneering tone, which implies these sights are not worth visiting. If this is the case, why put them in the book? In fact, many of them are worth visiting and don't deserve their reviews.

I'd recommend this book as it gives you plenty of ideas of places to visit, but take the descriptions with a pinch of salt and don't be surprised to find you're dining and drinking among foreigners.
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By GemALunn on 26 Sept. 2012
This handy guide book has tons of useful information in. It's one of the best guide books I've ever used. It has a good mix of history /tips / what to do and even locals views of Shanghai.
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By M. Smith on 5 Jun. 2009
Very disappointing guide from LP. Very colourful but confusing layout. Advoce on practicalities was poor I thought. Go for the normal city guide instead.
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0ut of date already 22 Aug. 2008
By Keith Berman - Published on Amazon.com
although the good part of this guide was the fact that they gave the chinese characters for all listings, and it's compact size, we found many of the suggestions closed and listings out of date. maybe the next update will be worthwhile
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