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Glamorous Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in the world, where the remnants of a fabled history combine with the rapidly expanding skyline of a contemporary economic powerhouse. Explore Shanghai is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this dynamic and atmospheric city: a full-colour guide containing 15 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the famous waterfront Bund and Old City's neighborhoods to Pudong's glittering skyscrapers and out to the landscaped gardens of Suzhou and Hangzhou. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Shanghai's fabulous cuisine, wealth of architecture and historical significance. Each route guides you through an interesting area with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Shanghai will guide you to the best of the Paris of the East.