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Laoximen at Chinese New Year

Finished Wed, Jan 29, 2020 , 2pm
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu


Historic Shanghai's added a new date for the Laoximen walk, as the Jan. 28 one has sold out. Good idea to go, since you never know when it will be obliterated ... Is this Laoximen’s final Spring Festival? Two years since the final push to move all the families out, we’ll explore one of the last swathes of pre-Concession Shanghai. With many residents gone now, Laoximen is a different world, yet one that is surprisingly alive, and one whose buildings and stories remain. We don’t know how much longer this will be the case, so come for a last look at the atmospheric winding lanes and alleys, the intricate carvings, the architectural surprises, the blending of east and west, the richly layered histories, before it all disappears. RSVP to book and for meeting point: 250 for non-members.