Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Lónghuá Temple & Pagoda

Shànghǎi's oldest and largest monastery is named after the pipal tree (lónghuá) under which Buddha achieved enlightenment. Trees are decorated with red lanterns, incense smoke fills the front of the grounds and monk…
Cathedral in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

St Ignatius Cathedral

The dignified twin-spired St Ignatius Cathedral (1904) is a major Xújiāhuì landmark, closed while undergoing restoration at the time of writing. Its nave is a long span of Gothic arches, while the exterior is orname…
Gallery in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Yuz Museum

A huge development for Shànghǎi's contemporary art scene, this enormous gallery is housed in the former hangar of Lónghuá Airport and sprawls over 9000 sq metres. The temporary exhibitions have been world-class and …
Museum in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Shànghǎi Film Museum

From the moment you enter the exhibitions via a 'red carpet' corridor of simulated applause and camera flashes, this museum is fun-filled and entertaining. Located on the site of the original Shànghǎi Film Studio, t…
Gallery in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Long Museum

This sister museum to the Pǔdōng venue of the same name is an important part of the movement to create a world-class art hub along the West Bund. The four-storey building shows a mixture of contemporary art, as well…
Park in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Martyrs Memorial

This park marks the site of an old Kuomintang prison, where 800 communists, intellectuals and political agitators were executed between 1928 and 1937. A modern, lamplit tunnel leads to the original jailhouses and th…
University in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Jiāotōng University

Founded in 1896, Jiāotōng University (literally 'Transport University') has a lovely, leafy campus, with well-kept lawns a short walk beyond the main gate and an old library building (图书馆; túshūguǎn). Climb to the 3…
Gallery in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Shànghǎi Centre of Photography

One of the cluster of galleries making up the new West Bund cultural hub, the Shànghǎi Centre of Photography is a small but effective space displaying rotating exhibitions of portrait, conceptual and documentary pho…
Library in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei

The magnificent St Ignatius Catholic Library, the Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei is one of several Jesuit monuments defining historic Xújiāhuì. Established in 1847 by the local Jesuit mission, its priceless book collection i…
Museum in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Tousewe Museum

Alongside a middle school on Puhuitang Rd, this fascinating museum is dedicated to the arts and crafts of the red-brick former Tousewe Orphanage, established here by the indefatigable Jesuits in 1864. The Catholics …