Shanghai is a city ready for exploration. On one side is the older but refined Puxi area, home to the city's Art Deco buildings, the beautiful waterfront Bund promenade and classic Chinese gardens. Then there's the young Pudong side, with its eye-popping, out-of-this-world skyscrapers. The Huangpu River join the two halves (after all, Shanghai means "on the sea"). Together, they make the coastal city a powerhouse. Shanghai manages to maintain an impressive mix of the traditional and the cutting edge.