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Duolun Road
Duolun Road is a significant and commemorable street in Shanghai. It was built in 1911. The shaped road's both ends were joined to the prosperous North Sichuan Road near Lu Xun Park and Hongkou Stadium. The length of it is only about half a mile. The street is both narrow and short, and is also winding and deep and quiet, edged by little buildings of various styles, row upon row. The road today is a famous pedestrian street for tourism and commerce. The history of ... more
Hengshan Road
Hengshan Road is a street in the former French Concession of Shanghai. It was established in 1922 as a main road of French Concession. At that time it was named Avenue Petain. Many European-style buildings have been built there in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1943, the street was named after Mount Heng, a sacred mountain in Hunan province. Today, it is one of Shanghai's most vibrant nightlife and popular districts particularly among expats. The road’s both ends were ... more
Huaihai Road
Built in 1901, the 6-kilometer Huaihai Road was once a main road of the formerly French Concession. The original name of the street is Xijiang Road, and was renamed as Route Paul Brunat in 1906. The most famous name of it was Avenue Joffre given in 1915. The present name of it has been used since 1950 commemorating a battle during the civil war. The remnants of French architecture give the street its cosmopolitan charm. There are some art-deco apartments built in 1930s ... more
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road, also known as Nanking Road, which attracts over 1 million visitors daily, is the main shopping street of Shanghai and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. It is called the No.1 Shopping Street of China. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Today, its eastern ... more
People's Square
People's Square is a large public square just off of Nanjing Road. It has become one of the most important landmarks of Shanghai. On the north-east of the square stands the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and the Shanghai Grand Theatre is on the north-west. Between two buildings stands the City Hall. In the south lies the Shanghai Museum, covering 58,000 square meters. In front of it is a big fountain of People's Square. Many pigeons can be seen flying here and ... more
Pudong Riverside Promenade
The Riverside Promenade is 2500 meters long. It is a major scenic project along the Huangpu River. It is opposites to the Bund , nicely incorporating tourism, greenery, transportation and service facilities, and especially stressing urban ecology and functions. Installed along the Riverside Promenade are 21 groups of arch spurting fountains, symbolizing the 21st century, the glass-wall panorama hall, the 70-year shipyard's wharf and a colossal iron anchor. ... more
The Bund
The Bund is an area of Huangpu District in Shanghai. It's one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.The area centres on a section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. Located along the Huangpu ... more
Shanghai Xintiandi, is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city's historical and cultural legacies. It is near the site of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional Shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow Long-tangs (alleys) which is a special old form of building architecture only found in Shanghai, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, ... more
Xujiahui is an area in the Xuhui District of Shanghai. Its history can be traced back to Ming Dynasty. Xujiahui literally means "property of Xu family at the junction of two rivers" in Mandarin. The "Xu family" actually refers to the family of Xu Guangqi (1562-1633), China's most notable Catholic convert, also a great agricultural scientist of ancient China. Xujiahui was once the ancestral home of Xu Guangqi and his family. The two rivers refers to Zhaojia Bang and Fahua ... more
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