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1933 Old Millfun

No.10 Shajing Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #40 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've seen some bad reviews, but I loved the place. It's a little bit pricey as far as Shanghai goes, but I would go at least once a month for dinner with friends while I was living in Shanghai. Walking through the structure it really is easy to get lost, but certainly a lot of fun. I swear, the most... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It used to be old (and still is) but there's life in this old place. There's some trendy shop in this shopping maze, which still feels like a slaughter house to me. Only this time, they aim for our wallets.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Unless you need to take some pictures or you’re into architecture, you only need one hour there. There are a few stores in this interesting place (featured in a few movies) but the main attraction is the building itself.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is an ex-abbatoir designed by an English architect and completed in 1933, hence the name. The design is interesting, an opportunity to get some great photos, although as usual light plays a big role and you need a lot of help from the sun to get the best out of this place - overcast... More

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Hong Kong
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

this slaugterhouse turn shopping center is an interesting maze like piece of architecture with a rectangular outer block encasing an inner circular central block. Cattles used to walk through its corridors to the central slaughterhouse. The entire area has an industrial ambience that reminds shoppers of its unique past. However, stepping into the shopping center i felt a bit lost... More

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New Zealand
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Such a bizarre art deco 1933 beef slaughterhouse in the middle of shanghai. A photographers dream. Quiet and not well stocked with stores but it doesn't detract from the beauty of the building itself. Not on the normal tourist list but was recommended by our hotel manager. Go and see. Good toilets!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a very interesting place, still under construcion but you can tell it wil be very trendi (bars and cafes are blooming in here but also some actual offices), if you are near by or like unusual architecture this is a must go

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Shanghai, China
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A highly unusual location with some interesting shops, a couple of bars and restaurants including the intriguing "Red Star" Russian Restaurant which gives a free vodka shot for every customer and has an amazing 3 layered "Russian Flag" cocktail which is worth trying provided you can handle the sweet Grenadine base layer to finish it. Slaughterhouse 1 still has some... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Having read about this building I was curious and went to see it on a trip to Shanghai. I elected not to cab it, but walked from the subway. This lead to some interesting wrong turns where I got a view of some basic, local neighborhoods. The building itself is very interesting due to it's history and the architecture itself.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Well I was drawn to this 'attraction' from the comments by fellow reviewers about its architecture. I think it would depend how easy it is for you to get there as to whether or not it is worth a visit. For us, it was a walk across town which in itself was worth it for what you see on the... More

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