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Astor House Hotel
The Astor House Hotel, once the most luxurious hotel in the world, was the first Western hotel in China. Established in 1846 as Richards Hotel and Restaurant on The Bund in Shanghai, it has been in its present location at 15 Huangpu Lu, Shanghai, near the confluence of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek in the Hongkou District, near the northern end of the Garden Bridge (Waibaidu Qiao ) since 1857. Due to construction of the current Garden Bridge in 1907 ... more
Baiyun Guan Taoist Temple
Baiyun Guan is the head Taoist temple and Taoism historical site in Shanghai. It originated from the Qing Dynasty, taoist Xu Zhicheng constructed the Lei Zu Palace, and renamed the palace as "Baiyun Guan" in 1888. Originally the temple was built in 1882, but moved to a new location near Dajing Ge in 2006. The temple is one of only two Taoist temples in China to possess the precious Ming Dynasty Taoist Scripture, the other is the much larger Baiyun Guan in ... more
Chengxiang Ge Temple
Chengxiang Ge Temple, also known as Ciyun Temple, located in Shanghai Old Town, is the most famous Buddhist nunnery in Shanghai. The temple was originally built in 1600, the Wanli reign of the Ming Dynasty. It's famous for its statue of Kwan-yin, the Goddess of Mercy in China. The Kwan-yin statue was carved from chenxiang wood (sandal wood), so the temple was named. It has came through many difficulties over the hundreds of years, as the war and disaster. ... more
City God Temple of Shanghai
City god is the deity in Chinese mythology, responsible for the affairs of the city. There are temples dedicated to the local city gods in many medium to large cities of China. City God Temple of Shanghai was built in 1403, during the Yongle era of the Ming dynasty. The temple lies within the old city walls, on the Middle Fangbang Load nowadays. For five thousand years, residents of the old city as well as nearby areas visited the temple to pray for good ... more
Dajing Ge Pavilion
Dajing Ge Pavilion is a part of the Shanghai old city wall following the course of today's Zhonghua Road and Renmin Road loop. In 1553 during the Ming Dynasty, Shanghai built a city wall to defend itself against Japanese pirates. Which had 10 gates. And the Dajing Ge was on the top of the wall, colloquially known as the Temple of Guan Yu. Guan Yu is sometimes called the Taoist God of War, probably because he is one of the most well-known military generals in ... more
Great World
The Great World Entertainment Centre, facing onto the wide intersection of Yanan Road and Xizang Road, was the biggest and most famous entertainment complex of old Shanghai, with simultaneous all-day performances of music, films, opera, magic, with a host of ancillary attractions available, including brothels and fortune-tellers. It was a multi-media complex decades before the phrase was coined. Located on Yangjingbang West Street in the former French concession, ... more
Moore Memorial Church
Moore Memorial Church, also known as 沐恩堂 (Baptised with Mercy) Church, formerly a Methodist Church. This Protestant Church was established by American missionaries in 1887. The original church was built in 1929 on the site of a former school, but in 1931 Hudec rebuilt it employing the latest visual aesthetic theory. The church, located near bustling People`s Square in the heart of Shanghai, is a striking red-brick building. Covering an area of 1,347 ... 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
Shanghai Art Museum
The Shanghai Art Museum is an art gallery in the city of Shanghai. It is located in the former clubhouse building of the Shanghai Racing Club, was built in 1933. Today, it is the home of the Shanghai biennial and stands adjacent to People's Square, bordering on Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and People’s Park. It covers a total space of 18,000 square meters and boasts more than 8,000 existing collections. Apart ... more
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