Christ the King Church
The Christ the King Church in the French Concession can be visited for a look-see or for prayer.
Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre
The hulking monolith of the Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre can be seen from West Nanjing Rd. It was built as the Palace of Sino-Soviet...
Lóngwǔ Kung Fu Center
Hone your rusty Wing Chun bong sao, brush up on your Taekwondo poomsae or simply learn a few taichi moves to help slip aboard the bus...
Decked out with small lampshades and panelled walls like a private living room, this is a romantic and quiet spot, and candlelit come...
30 South Shaanxi Rd; 陕西南路30号 · interesting places nearby
Moller House information
One of Shànghǎi’s most whimsical buildings, the Scandinavian-influenced gothic peaks of the Moller House could double as the Munsters’ holiday home. Swedish owner and horse-racing fan Eric Moller owned the Moller Line. Previously home to the Communist Youth League, the building now houses a hotel, the Héngshān Moller Villa. Building No 2 is a recent extension, copied in similar style.
Fancifully perhaps, legend attests that a fortune teller warned Moller that tragedy would befall him on the house’s completion, so the tycoon dragged out its construction (until 1949). Moller clung on for a few more years before succumbing in a plane crash in 1954.