China is often thought of in ancient terms by outsiders. Anyone who has seen Shanghai has had this image shattered.
Shanghai is a global financial center, transport hub, and the world's largest city. Despite its ultra-modern sheen, Shanghai isn't completely divorced from the ancient. Centuries old gardens, markets, and temples dot the city.
The best place to see the old and the new of Shanghai blend together is to take a walk along the Bund or visit the French Concession for some shopping or nightlife.