The waxworks at Madame Tussauds are largely aimed at locals and cost a lot, but may make do for entertainment during one of Shànghǎi’s...
Good Eighth Company Mural
A fine example of socialist realism sculpture, the Good Eighth Company Mural is in the plaza at People's Square metro exit near the...
Occupying the site of the colonial racetrack (which became a holding camp during WWII), People’s Park is a green refuge from Shànghǎi’s...
This striking 1930s art-deco cinema was one of Shànghǎi's most famous movie houses, and today continues to screen the latest blockbusters.
Jiājiā Soup Dumplings
A fixture on Huanghe Road Food Street, this humble tiled restaurant is a real contender for one of Shànghǎi's best dumpling places, with...
170 West Nanjing Rd; 南京西路170号 · interesting places nearby
Park Hotel information
Designed by Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec and erected as a bank in 1934, the Park Hotel was Shànghǎi’s tallest building until the 1980s, when shoulder-padded architects first started squinting hopefully in the direction of Pǔdōng. Back in the days when building height had a different meaning, it was said your hat would fall off if you looked at the roof.
Peruse the foyer for its art-deco overture. A short walk east along Nanjing Rd is the Pacific Hotel, formerly the China United Apartment Building, also equipped with some lovely lobby details.