Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People’s Republic of China. It is a global financial center and transport hub, with the world’s busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the East China coast. The city borders Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East No.1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River. The area along the river faces the modern skyscrapers of Lujiazui in the Pudong District. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
Tianzifang is a touristic arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated traditional residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai. It is now home to boutique shops, bars and restaurants. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture.