Shanghai is a fascinating mix of East and West; and is the largest and traditionally, the most developed metropolis in Mainland China.  Split in two by the Huangpujiang River with Puxi on the West of the river and Pudong, East of the river, Shanghai has historic shikumen houses that blend the styles of Chinese houses with European design flair, and it has one of the richest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. As there were so many concessions (designated districts) to Western powers during the turn of the 20th century, in many places the city has a cosmopolitan feel. There is everything from classic Parisian style, to Tudor style buildings that give an English flair and 1930s buildings reminiscent of New York or Chicago.  When it comes to food, Shanghai has some incredible authentic traditional food and probably the most famous Shanghai dish, xiaolongbao or small steamed buns is a must have when travel to Shanghai.  And amongst others, the People’s Square and the banks of Huangpujiang River offer great sightseeing, business and shopping opportunities.