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1933 Old Millfun

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Address: No.10 Shajing Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-65011933
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INDUSTRIAL DECO

Somewhat out of the way, but a truly unique structure, built as a slaughter house in 1933. Consequently the design is both highly functional as well as aesthetic. It is an event... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat out of the way, but a truly unique structure, built as a slaughter house in 1933. Consequently the design is both highly functional as well as aesthetic. It is an event space as well as a center for offices, which does distract somewhat from the original architecture. Still much to enjoy and there is, thankfully, a pretty good restaurant... More 

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Shanghai, China
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85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For architecture enthusiasts, this must be an awesome place. We've been in Shanghai a long time, and always looking for something new. This place is really interesting, and has good history as the old slaughterhouse from the British imperial days. But it is still quite empty of shops and dining, and a bit cold and eery to walk around, so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

At the start, the project looked great. In 1933 the largest Asian slaughterhouse turned into a artistic project, full of innovation, with modern restaurants and features that belong to a successful center of innovation. We visited the project after almost ten years, and is was eerie empty. We wanted a lunch, but only found an empty Russian restaurant, and no... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is so special in different ways - it's from 1930s and carries quite unique art deco architectue; reconstruction led to a new life for it and if you are art lover, you find yourself here; even if you are not art deco lover or art lover, this place is good to visit as it gives different perspective on... More 

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Thank Zuzana_sldkv
Shanghai, China
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Historical and unusual building from 1930's now wonderful venue for boutiques, coffee bars, and restaurants! Be sure to add it to your list of places to visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My host took me to this site. It was interesting -- a concrete architectural monstrosity that was used as a slaughtering house (!) and is not really making a successful transition to cultural center and nightlife hub.

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Thank Mark G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

What was once the largest abattoir in East Asia, the building dates back to the 1930's and is highly unusual in its design and layout. Great for some interesting moody photography. It's worth a visit if you are nearby, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend a special trip there to visit as there is very little to do other than admire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

suggested by our guide and visited there by our own. found lots of wedding couple shooting pictures there. nice to walk around there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Shanghai has an amazing variety of architecture. This building on the outside doesn't seem like much, but the heart of structure is made up of a maze of interconnected stairways. Some of them going up, some down, and some spiral staircases spanning several floors at a time. The staircase maze is directly under a glass ceiling leading up into a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A special experience walking through once an abbotoir. It's was kinda creepy at some dark areas and it added tension when friends played hide-and-seek in it. now converted into many small iffices, wedding studios and restaurants. Managed to dine in a Russian restaurant. You may find weekend flea markets and lots of photography students getting inspirations at some corners.

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Hongkou
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.