The Rough Guide to Shanghai Paperback – 1 Mar 2011
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While I haven't used it for any of the accommodation suggestions, I have used it to visit most of the sightseeing suggestions and several of the restaurant and pub/club suggestions.
As with most travel guides to any country by the time it's published the price information is a little out of date but that's the biggest flaw I've found so far and I've used the book for over six months now.
The maps are by no means the most extensive out there but they have served me well when it comes to finding sightseeing destinations and restaurants and other venues I've wanted to visit.
The travel information given in the guide is useful for finding your way around the tourist destinations, the metro stops and buses listed are conveinent and still in use. Although if plans go ahead to open more lines this year it will end up a little out of date in some places.
Overall I would suggest this travel guide to any friend considering spending time in Shanghai.
The same applies to the 2013 edition of the Rough Guide Beijing guide, which actually hopes the new National Museum in Tiananmen Square would be completed in time for the Olympics....
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It gives good advice on safety and the typical scams. The main Shanghai Train Station is said to be dodgy at night, which seemed pretty tame by European standards. If you are there at night, experience the north plaza (sothern plaza is the main entrance). At night there are numerous groups of people dancing. One area was Chinese pop, one was Latin, one was traditional, and even a Bollywood group. Weird, wacky, and wonderful. Added to that were skaters, people walking dogs, and just hanging out.
If I had a redo, I would probably get the Lonely Planet, and given that you can get a free detailed map in the airport I would problay just get the Kindle version.
WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE PLANNING TO GO THERE.