Shanghai, the trade and financial centre of China, is an ideal port located in the central-eastern part of the country. With over 700 hundred years of history, the city comprises both Eastern and Western architecture and culture.
Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) wins the attraction of many visitors because of its characteristic 19th century constructions built along the coast by the American, British, French, Japanese, and Italian. The old town was built with multi-national architecture which today has been turned into shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and bars that everyone must visit. Pudong (east of the Huangpu River) shows the modern part of China where international banks and businesses have gathered, and buildings such as skyscrapers and new residential estates are being built.
For more information about Shanghai, please visit http://www.shanghai.gov.cn.