Xuhui District, Shanghai

Xuhui District Facts

Chinese Name: 徐汇区 (xú huì qū)
Population: 1,085,130
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

 Binjiang Avenue
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.

 See more: Shanghai Shopping Malls

  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.

 Guilin Park
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

The best time to visit Xuhui District Shanghai is from September to October with a temperature of 23℃ (73℉). Visitors can visit the Guilin Park where the osmanthus trees are in blossom. The annual average temperature in Xuhui District China is 16℃ (61℉). There are four distinct seasons in Xujiahui. From December to February, the winter time of the Xuhui District is below 10℃ (50℉). In summer, June to August, the weather is about 28℃ (82℉). From mid-June to mid-July is the rainy season in Shanghai so visitors need to pay more attention to the weather forecast

Xuhui Weather Forecast



Visitors can fly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport and then take Shuttle Bus Line 5. 70 minutes are needed as the airport is 47 km (29 mi) from Xuhui District Shanghai. Or one can take a flight to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 13 km (8 mi) away from Xuhui District China, then take Metro Line 10 to there in 40 minutes. It is also convenient to take bullet trains to Shanghai South Railway Station which is situated in Xuhui District.

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.

 See more: Shanghai Metro, Shanghai Taxi

Best Xuhui Food to Try

Green Onion Pie, Crab Shell Cake, Sliced Lotus Root with Sweet Sauce, Fried Tofu with Crab Meat and Soup Noodles with Sirloin are worth to try.

Recommended Restaurants

 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

See more: Top 10 Shanghai Street Food

- Last updated on Aug. 01, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Xuhui District, Shanghai
Asked by Harry Redmond from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 31, 2023 23:47Reply
Lestie Hotel Hengshan Lu Xu Hui District
I have been attempting unsuccessfully to contact this hotel as previously listed telephone and email contacts do not seem to get through. Can anyone advise any current email and telephone numbers, please. The Hotel address is "Lestie Hotel", No. 691 Jianguo West Road, Xu Hui, Shanghai 200030. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian | Aug. 01, 2023 02:33

Try to call them via (021)64155688.
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