Jìng'an Park


Across from Jing'an Temple, this atmospheric landscaped garden is 33,600 sq metres in size and a nice little oasis in the city. Stroll past flowerbeds, public sculptures, a Chinese pavilion and pond, and a small rocky outcrop. It's a good place to get some shade and enjoy live music performances, including Chinese opera. This was the former site of Bubbling Well Road Cemetery before it was controversially relocated in 1954.

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1. Jing'an Temple

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With the original temple dating back to AD 1216, the much-restored Jing'an Temple was here well before all the audacious skyscrapers and glitzy shopping…

2. Salvador Dalí Sculpture

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On the corner of ritzy West Nanjing Rd sits Nobility of Time, a bronze sculpture created by Salvador Dalí, who constructed this signature dripping clock…

3. Paramount Ballroom

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This art deco theatre was once the biggest nightclub in the 1930s. The first Chinese jazz band, Jimmy King, played here, and both the former ruler of…

4. Shanghai Children’s Palace

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A grand, two-storey 1920s building, the Shanghai Children’s Palace was formerly Kadoorie House, named after its wealthy Jewish owner. It's closed to the…

5. Former Residence of Liu Changsheng

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Inside a red-brick villa, this museum details the rise of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC). It's the former residence of underground CPC leader Liu…

6. Changde Apartment

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A great example of art deco architecture, this 1933 apartment building is the former residence of Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing; 1920–95), the celebrated…

7. Mao Zedong's 1920 Apartment


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8. Mao Space


Located within the former short-term 1920s residence of Mao Zedong, this somewhat paradoxical pop-art gallery offers an intriguing insight to modern China…