Old Shànghǎi Teahouse
Sheltering a community of dark-brown-clothed monks from the Chénhǎi (Sea of Dust) – what Buddhists call the mortal world, but which...
Temple of the Town God
Chinese towns traditionally had a Taoist temple of the town god, but many fell victim to periodic upheaval. Originally dating to the...
Yùyuán Gardens & Bazaar
With its shaded alcoves, glittering pools churning with fish, pavilions, pines sprouting wistfully from rockeries, and roving packs of...
Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse
Next to the entrance to the Yùyuán Gardens is the Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, once part of the gardens and now one of the most famous...
Dating to 1910, this place has cheap eats such as wonton (馄饨汤; húntún tāng; ¥10), and veggie options, including tofu masquerading as...
385 Middle Fangbang Rd; 方浜中路385号 · interesting places nearby
Old Shànghǎi Teahouse information
A bit like the attic of an eccentric aunt, this wonderfully decrepit 2nd-floor teahouse, overlooking the throng of Old Street , is a temple to the 1930s, with music on scratched records, period typewriters, aged photos, an old fireplace, sewing machines, electric fans, an ancient fridge, oodles of charm and tea, of course.