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Shanghai Frence Concession

Shanghai French Concession

Shanghai French Concession

The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Luwan's Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street and is also home to both Xintiandi and Tian Zi Fang, extremely popular shopping and dining spots for tourists. Xuhui is also ever popular for tourists and is home to Shanghai Stadium. The tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions in the area still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".

What to see in Shanghai French Concession

Old French Concession Streets: Get away from the busy streets and explore the area between Julu Rd to the north and Huaihai Rd running through the center, plus Maoming Rd and surrounding area to the south of Huaihai Rd. Pleasant tree-lined streets and local Shanghainese bustle, combined with a growing number of trendy boutiques and restaurants. Changle Rd and Xinle Rd are rapidly becoming the places to find small designer clothing shops. Interesting architecture built with French and Belgian money and showing mixed Chinese-European styles.

Fuxing Park: This European style park formerly known as French Park is popular park, with gardens, open spaces and restaurants and clubs dotted throughout. Early in the morning, the park is filled with dancers, card and mahjong players, tai chi artists, and singing groups

Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence:The house was the Shanghai residence of Sun Yat-sen and his wife Soong Ching Ling from 1918-1937. It was converted into a museum in 1961 and tells the story of the revolutionary father of China's republic.

Shanghai French Concession

Shanghai French Concession

Zhou Enlai's Former Residence: This was the former Shanghai Office of the Delegation of the Communist Party in China from June 1946. It is now a museum telling the story of the Communist revolution in China and particularly Shanghai.

Former Residence of Soong Ching LingSoong Ching Ling's Former Residence:Much state business took place at the residence. Today there's a small museum with many artifacts, largely about the politics of China leading up to the official founding of the P.R.C, and as she was well-versed in English, the items describe some interesting stories to non-Chinese and Chinese alike. The nearby house is two levels and contains many original items and pictures. The grounds are very well maintained and there's a garage with a few formerly state-used cars as well.