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The Shanyin Road Historical and Cultural Area

Contact:Tao Huiqing

Phone:0086-21-63193188-14068

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Address: Shanyin Road, Tian'ai Road, Duolun Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai

Post Code:200081

Transport: Buses No. 47, to the Station of North Sichuan Road Shanyin Road; No.939, to the Station of Tian'ai Road Shanyin Road; Metro Line 3 to the Station of Dongbaoxing Road


Situated in the northeastern corner of Shanghai's Hongkou district, the Shanyin Road historical and cultural area includes Duolun Road, Shanyin Road, Tian'ai Road as well as surrounding residential neighborhoods. Multiple types of residential structures showcasing 1930s and 1940s Shanghai architectural styles are still well preserved within the area including Shikumen houses and garden houses. The area is literally a living testament showcasing the architectural styles unique to Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s.
 
With a total length of 500 meters, Duolun Road was originally built in 1911. In the first half of the 20th century famous left-wing writers such as Lu Xun and Mao Dun took up residence in the area. The former residences of such historical luminaries as Qu Qiubai and Chen Wangdao as well as some major cultural spots native to Shanghai in the first half of the 20th century such as Jinyun Lane and The Arts University of China are also located in the nearby vicinity.
 
Built in 1911 with a total length of 600 meters, Shanyin Road and its neighboring area still retain some well-preserved historical features and spatial layouts, containing a large number of alleyway housing structures and detached and semi-detached single houses. The road literally serves as an architectural expo highlighting residential buildings unique to Shanghai in the first half of the 20th century.
 
The former residence of Lu Xun, a forerunner in Chinese revolutionary literature, is located along Shanyin Road.
 
With a total length of 730 meters, Tian'ai Road was originally built in 1920. The eastern side of the road is made up primarily of new-style alleyway houses and garden houses built in the 1930s and 1940s. Among which two buildings, specifically No. 40 and No. 59 Tian'ai Road, have been listed as some of Shanghai's outstanding historic buildings. In an effort to more effectively preserve the original condition of the area, city planning departments in Shanghai take comprehensive traffic control practices into consideration to reduce the congestion and noise pollution to their lowest possible levels.

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