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1933 Old Millfun

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Address: No.10 Shajing Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Phone Number: 021-65011933
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Art Deco Marvel, daunting and fascinating

The architecture of this former abattoir is both daunting and fascinating. The architecture is well worth visiting, indeed more than once. However, for me, as a recreation venue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Merunisha P
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Shanghai, China
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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place again to make a few pics from my drone. Very specific architecture. It used to be slaughter-house. There are coffee, restaurants, shops.

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Nadi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No Fee, but took us i while to Find the proper directions is take Metro Line 10 get of at Hailun Road, exit the station then follow Siping Road towards the south, past the sheraton building after 7 minutes you will see a canal/waterway, take a left and follow the Canal down then after 10 or so minutes you will... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The architecture of this former abattoir is both daunting and fascinating. The architecture is well worth visiting, indeed more than once. However, for me, as a recreation venue, the place lacks soul. Given its prior purpose, it is no wonder it lacks warmth and is truly not so inviting. The facility appears to be mixed use for arts & culture,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We didn't spend much time exploring the shops inside the 1933 building, but the building itself is well worth exploring---and great for photographers (or aspiring photographers). Don't forget your wide-angle lens for some of the more bizarre, Escher-like shots.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This extremely weird place grows on you. At first I felt like leaving after five minutes and then I started climbing and discovering more. Each turn I thought I was finished but I discovered more to be photographed or just starred at. It does not seem like the most practical architecture. This ancient slaughterhouse now houses multiple artists and restaurants.... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a must-visit place for those interested in architecture, design, and the likes. It is a fascinating building to explore and it is great to see how this former slaughterhouse has been converted for commercial and office use. The building itself is also hauntingly beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Interesting architectural relic that is the last of it's kine. If you are into architecture or history then this place is worth a visit for that alone. There does not seem to be anything else going on here though. I saw couple restaurants and art galleries but not much really happening. However, I like exploring neat and obscure places and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

No Feng-Shui here. A very unique approach to a slaughter house, designed and built by a British architect in the 1930's. Year's later a monument that is still not in full use as the Chinese culture battles with dead animal souls.

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We came last year we had a diner in this place. We couldn't appreciate the real charming aspect. This time we visited it on day time... It is a very inyeresting place, geometrical and at the same time sober and mysterious. There are plety little shops, some restaurants and art galleries, you barely see them, they are discretely placed all... More 

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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

a very unique place with specific architecture, a lot of cafes and restaurants (Chinese, Russian), fashion shops, etc. Not good location, hard to get there, but try. Better to get there by subway, Hailun Lu station, exit 2. them 8-10 minutes walk.

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Staying in Hongkou

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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.