The largest city in China and one of the world’s most important ports began as a tiny fishing village 5,000 years ago; today, it is a modern metropolis. Travel along the Bund, the city’s elegant riverfront promenade containing many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses, and tour Old Shanghai. The old section retains the narrow lanes and street markets of times past. The renowned Shanghai Museum contains a wonderful collection of ancient Chinese art. Many of China’s famous acrobats also make their home here.