Xiahai Temple was once where the surrounding fishermen and sailors visit to pray for safety and luck, as name in Chinese 下海 literally means “Go Down to the Sea”. It was turned into a Buddhist monastery during the late Qing Dynasty.
This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of...
The re-birthed German fine dining restaurant in partnership with the Paulaner group, returned after the original on Binjiang Dadao closed in 2018. Still white table-cloth environment and nice views over the river, except in Hongkou.
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