Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre
Facilities here include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and aerobics and taichi classes. A month-long membership is...
Soothing midrange spa, with foot, tuīná and shiatsu massages. Reserve.
Kaiba Belgian Beer Bar
Beer-o-philes who have had to suffer through too many bottles of Shànghǎi’s watery Reeb will be thrilled at the impressive selection of...
With vintage posters on the walls, the American-sized portions and a menu full of classics such as southern fried chicken, grilled...
Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre information
Lonely Planet review
The hulking great monolith of the Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre can be seen from West Nanjing Rd. It was built as the Palace of Sino-Soviet Friendship, a friendship that soon turned to ideological rivalry and even the brink of war in the 1960s. Architectural buffs will appreciate its monumentality and unsubtle, bold Bolshevik strokes – there was a time when Pǔdōng was set to look like this.
The site of the Exhibition Centre was originally the gardens of the Jewish millionaire Silas Hardoon.