Shanghai, Shanghai, China's biggest and most prosperous city oozes an atmosphere of vitality, and a dynamic which can rival New York in the United States and Paris of France in terms of modernity. Shanghai is the second largest ‘city proper’ in the world after Mumbai. In the center of China's eastern coastline, it is one of China's greatest cultural centers, and has a long history as a trading port and gateway for foreigners entering China. Shanghai's gorgeous night scenery is one of the main highlights that will linger in visitors' minds after their Shanghai travel experience. As night descends, the entire city is lit up by dizzily colorful lights, joined occasionally by the bright moon hanging in the sky.