This must-see museum escorts you through the craft of millennia and the pages of Chinese history. It's home to one of the most...
Shànghǎi Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Set over five levels, this modern museum covers Shànghǎi's urban planning history, tracing its development from swampy fishing village...
Shànghǎi Concert Hall
A decade or so ago, the government shunted all 5650 tonnes of this classic 1930s building 66m away from busy East Yan’an Rd to a quieter...
Wǔ Fāng Zhāi
An old favourite along Yunnan Rd's food street with five-fragrance dim sum.
Great World information
At the corner of East Yan’an Rd and Middle Xizang Rd stands the building of the former Great World, a place for acrobats and nightlife stars that was opened in 1917 to rival the existing New World on Nanjing Rd. In the 1930s it was taken over by the gangster Pockmarked Huang and became a six-floor house of ill-repute before its eventual rehabilitation under the communists during the Mao years.
Renovations continue, but there’s no word as to when it will reopen or what the future function will be.