Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Ohel Moishe Synagogue & Jewish Refugees Museum

Built by the Russian Ashkenazi Jewish community in 1927, this synagogue lies in the heart of the 1940s Jewish ghetto. Today it houses the synagogue and the Shànghǎi Jewish Refugees Museum, with exhibitions on the li…
Area in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Duolun Road Cultural Street

This pleasantly restored but sleepy street of fine old houses, just off North Sichuan Rd, was once home to several of China’s most famous writers (as well as several Kuomintang generals), when the road was known as …
Park in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Gòngqīng Forest Park

This vast expanse of forested parkland on the western shore of the Huángpǔ River is a leafy, wooded and tranquil slice of countryside in Shànghǎi. This is about as wild as you get in Pǔxī, with acres of willows, luo…
Park in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Lu Xun Park

Particularly photogenic in spring and summer when the trees are in blossom, Lu Xun Park is one of the city’s most pleasant green spaces. Here you'll find elderly Chinese practising taichi or ballroom dancing, and ev…
Historic Building in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Lu Xun Former Residence

Lu Xun buffs will adore ferreting around this three-floor domicile on lovely Shanyin Rd, where an excellent English-speaking guide can fill you in on all the period bits and bobs, including the author's tea cosy and…
Ferris Wheel in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Sky Ring

Sky Wheel’s rooftop location in a rapidly developing neighbourhood is perfect for sweeping views contrasting old Shànghǎi with new. The 12-minute ride above a neighbourhood of historic lǐlòng (里弄) houses offers glim…
Museum in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Shànghǎi Post Museum

This museum in the Main Post Office building explores postal history in imperial China, which dates back to the 1st millennium BC. The system used an extensive pony express to relay messages; Marco Polo estimated th…
Architecture in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

1933

This vast concrete former abattoir is one of Shànghǎi's unique buildings, today converted to house a number of boutiques, galleries and restaurants (though, sadly, none are of much interest). An extraordinary place …
Historic Building in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Political Museum

The League of Left-Wing Writers was established down a side alley on 2 March 1930. Today the building serves as a political museum, worth a look for the architecture alone. Also wander down this alley for some lovel…
Historic Building in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Broadway Mansions

Looming over Sūzhōu Creek, this classic brick pile (resembling a Ministry of Truth) was built to great fanfare in 1934 as an apartment block and was later used to house American officers after WWII. Today it’s a hot…