Things To Do Near Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai



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  • There isn't much out by the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, but this is expected to change thanks to the addition of a subway line that extends to the airport's front door. Now you can come and go with ease, and that makes experiencing the traffic and mob that was Hongqiao less necessary. However, within a few miles there are a few locations of interest. Art galleries, historical spots, hotels and restaurants.

    The Elegant Art Gallery and Bei's Gallery provide the perfect opportunity to view high-quality art in the general Hongqiao area. You'll see some of Shanghai's local art on display as well as national examples of new wave art philosophies. The Arts & Crafts Research Institute is also in the area, making it a convenient nearby stop when exploring the area's art scene.

    Hongqiao has several important historical religious sites both from Chines religious followings and Western religious carry overs from the period when foreign powers had concession zones throughout the city. The Longhua Temple and Pagoda are in the area as well as the Xujiahui Church better known as St. Ignatius Cathedral. Finally, the Hengshan Community Church is relatively close to these two establishments making it an impressively religious area.

    Historical sites and former historical celebrity homes are also on offer near Hongqiao. The Song Qing Ling House is a prime example of this area's historical importance.

    Elegant Art Gallery

    97 Shui Cheng South Road

    Small, bright and beautiful... read more

    Bei's Gallery

    802-838 Huang Jin Cheng Dao
    Na Sai Garden

    Art from overseas... read more

    Longhua Temple & Pagoda

    龙华路2853号

    Oldest Temple in Shanghai... read more

    Xujiahui Tianzhutang (St. Ignatius Cathedral)

    Puxi Lu 158
    Xuhui (west side of Caoxi Bei Lu)

    Jesuit-opened St. Ignatius Church... read more

    Shanghai Library Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei (Shanghai Tushuguan Xujiahui Cangshu Lou)

    Caoxi Bei Lu 80
    Xuhui (just north of Xujiahui Cathedral)

    Massive library of Jesuit origin... read more

    Song Qing Ling House

    1843 Huaihai Road
    Xujiahui

    Sun Yatsen's Spouse's former home... read more

    Silk King (Zhensi Da Wang)

    Tianping Lu 139
    Xujiahui

    Silk Market, excellent shopping options!... read more

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    Arts and Crafts Research Institute

    Fenyang Lu 79
    South of Fuxing Zhong Lu, Xujiahui

    Folk art studio... read more

    Guoji Libai Tang (Hengshan Community Church)

    Hengshan Lu 53
    Xujiahui (west of Wulumuqi Nan Lu)

    A well-known protestant Church... read more

    Soong Ching-ling's Former Residence (Song Qingling Guju)

    Huaihai Zhong Lu 1843
    Xujiahui (east of Tianping Lu)

    Wife of Sun Yat-Sen and sister to Chiang Kai-Shekk's wife... read more
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