Xuhui District, Shanghai
Xuhui District Facts
Chinese Name: 徐汇区 (xú huì qū)
Area: 54.93 square kilometers (21.21 square miles)
Location: in the southwestern part of the central city of Shanghai, east China
Area Code: 021
Zip Code: 200030
GDP (2018): CNY167 billion (USD 25 billion)
Shopping Paradise in Shanghai
Xuhui District is located in the southwestern part of the central city of Shanghai. It is adjacent to Huangpu District on the northeast side and Huangpu River on the east and borders Minhang District on the west, Jing'an District and Changning District on the north. The Xujiahui Shopping City in Xuhui District Shanghai is one of the four sub-centers of Shanghai and one of the top ten commercial centers. Xujiahui has many businesses engaged in luxury goods, high-end clothing and various entertainment and catering industries, which is a good place to go shopping in Shanghai.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Xuhui District
Near to Huangpu River, Binjiang Avenue is a pedestrian avenue by the Huangpu River, with a total length of about 2.5 km (1.6 mi). Walking along the avenue, the wonderful Bund scenery and beautiful cityscape on the opposite bank of Huangpu River can be viewed. In the center of Binjiang Avenue, there is a water spray square with colored lights shining brightly in the night.
Xujiahui Shopping City
Xujiahui has gathered many large shopping malls. Grand Gateway 66, Orient Shopping Center, Pacific Department Store, Huijin Department Store, Metro Plaza are very popular with the public. Computer digital products are also a major feature here. The computer and digital products markets are densely distributed and rich in commodities.
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St. Ignatius Cathedral
The five-storey St. Ignatius Cathedral is very famous in China with Gothic architecture. It features red brick walls, white stone columns, and a slate roof in cyan gray. The main wall inside the church has a huge round flower window, which is inlaid with colored glass and the architectural modeling is sacred and solemn. In addition, there are auxiliary buildings beside the church such as a monastery, museum, library and observatory.
Longhua Pagoda & Longhua Temple
Longhua Temple is the oldest and largest ancient temple in Shanghai and preserves many ancient and delicate buildings and Buddha statues. With magnificent posture and beautiful shape, the Longhua Tower inside is the landmark of Longhua Temple. It is recommended to taste healthy and fabulous vegetarian food at the restaurant near the temple.
In the park, the pavilions, terraces and open halls, ponds, jagged rocks and lush plants present a pleasant scene. There are more than 1,000 osmanthus trees of 23 species in Guilin Park. From September to October, the delight fragrance permeates in the park and the annual Osmanthus Festival is one of its characteristics.
More Attractions in Xuhui District: Shanghai Film Museum, Long Museum
Best Time to Visit Xuhui District
Xuhui Weather Forecast
The main inner-city transportation means depend on metro, buses, taxis. The metro stations of Metro Line 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 15 are scattered in Xuhui District Shanghai. Visitors can take Metro Line 11, 1 and 9 to Xujiahui Catholic Church. Take Metro 11, 1, 9 to Xujiahui Shopping City and Metro Line 9 to Binjiang Avenue.
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Best Xuhui Food to Try
Sincere Restaurant: Fried Plain Bun, Goose Liver, Hairy Crabs
Address: No.201, Caoxi North Road
Laojishi Restaurant: Stewed Pork with Brown, Fried Tofu with Crab Meat
Address: No.41, Tianping Road
1001 Noodles House: Soup Noodles with Sirloin
Address: 502, 5/F, Longhui Square, No.1, Hongqiao Road
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