Big big crowds will go there during weekends where you cannot go to the pavilion. Visit there during weekdays. There is an underground food court nearby. Also, very near to Zhanqiao is the Postal Museum built by the Germans. On the 2/F and 3/F there are precious old photos and collections of telephones and others during German and Japanese occupation. If you visit these 2 floors, you have to pay admission fee of RMB25.
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