The cult and religion are everyday practices in Chinese lifestyle, rituals begin from the morning and extend meals, gambling or business.
Although socialist ideology leave China decades ago still present allusions to the leader Mao Zedong. Despite its imminent extinction, the culture of the old city is relatively unchanged.
For two decades Shanghai undergoes great changes, capital of reference in modern architecture and businesses worldwide. The Old City is being engulfed by the mass of skyscrapers, the Chinese government will keep some spaces just as historic represntation.
In the capital of the modern world materials like bamboo are still used.
In Old City, workers do long labours so they often make breaks throughout the day to eat or sleep.

One of the few exponents of Taoist culture remains timidly against the business development of Pudong. God's CityTemple, behind Mao Tower and World Financial Center.
Among the peculiarities in traditional culture are the fresh food markets with alive animals and exotic pets, with an exclusive Pets Market.

Shanghai is today one of the reference capitals on architecture and business around the world. View from Shanghai World Financial Center.

Old houses of Sukumine style propose a life outward, the houses have a large living room/bedroom and a kitchenette, daily cleaning is done at home door and toilets are common, life is at the street.