Christ the King Church
The Christ the King Church, built in 1928, was originally located on Changle Rd in the French Concession. Now situated on the corner of...
Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre
The hulking monolith of the Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre was built in 1955 as the Sino-Soviet Friendship Mansion – a friendship that soon...
Lóngwǔ Kung Fu Center
Brush up on your Taekwondo poomsae , hone your Chinese kung fu skills or simply learn a few taichi moves to help slip aboard the bus at...
Decked out with Chesterfield seating, dark-wood-panelled walls, whirring ceiling fans and small lamps, this feels like a snug private...
Some of the best Shanghainese kitchens are hole-in-the-walls along Jinxian Rd. These aren’t the domain of international superchefs;...
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, a shipping firm. 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 dying in a plane crash in 1954.