The ultimate insider's guide, covering everything from the huge new art galleries of the West Bund to the chic eating places of the renovated Cool Docks. Shanghai is the twenty-first-century city par excellence - the financial centre of the world's new superpower. Expanding wildly in all directions, it's a vibrant place, making waves in everything from contemporary art to cutting-edge architecture. Cutting through the hype, The Rough Guide to Shanghai reveals the best places to shop, from fake markets to backstreet tailors; to sleep, whether you want a quirky hostel, Art Deco cool or a luxury sky scraping suite; and to eat, from destination restaurants to humble dumpling stalls. Day-trips include quaint canal towns, the new Chinese Disneyland and lovely Nanxiang, made newly accessible by the expanding metro network. An updated metro map shows all the new stops, while every hotel, restaurant, bar, club and shop is marked on our easy-to-read, full-colour city maps.