Shanghai is an international metropolis serving as one of the most influential economic centers in Eastern China and is an increasingly popular tourist destination. The Bund, a waterfront area on the west bank of the Huangpu River, is full of a variety or architectural style buildings, and is perfect for photography. Water is a way of life in Shujiajiao, a well preserved, ancient, suburban water city, connected by unique old bridges made of wood, stone and marble. While in Shujiajiao, stroll down North Street, where buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties remain, as well as imposing manor gardens like Ke Zhi Yuan. Far from the hustle of the city, enjoy the peace and tranquil atmosphere that surrounds Jade Buddha Temple, located in the western part of the city. Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s premier shopping area dating back to the end of the Opium War. Beginning in the east at the Bund, this area offers specialty stores, theaters, open air dining and entertainment making it an ideal spot for evening visits.