Shanghai is a city which is trying to balance it self. Amazing skyscrapers only few minutes away from the old alleys and beautiful gardens. Its a very seductive city which lures you to spend more and more and you have to hold your self. You may like it or hate it but the place has an identity that you can remember how it looks when you leave and the feeling that it gives.It also gives you what ever you want depending your mood. You also can say that you see how China will be after a few decades.
Insider Tip:watch out for the scams in the peoples park and nanjing road. People will ask you first to help them take a picture or ask you stupid questions and then you will be invited to tea houses,"galleries" and end up with a bill of a few thousand yuan. Also if you are male solo traveler, at night in nanjing road you will be constantly harassed by pimps with the same conclusion.