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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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+86 21 6501 1933

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1933 Slaughter House with Amazing Architecture

1933 Slaughter House has amazing architecture and interesting history. If you have time over make sure to visit. Free entry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

1933 Slaughter House has amazing architecture and interesting history. If you have time over make sure to visit. Free entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Very unusual place with labyrinths. There is also a lot of models and photographers who love that place to take a good photoset. A little bit creepy to walk there when you know that place is a former slaughterhouse. There was a good restaurant with Russian food, but they are closed as I know.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

just around the corner from the Greenland hotel you can have a home from home coffee in this iconic building and wander around before or after taking in the architecture. comes alive at night with the water and potted plants illuminated and the restaurants open

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The 1933 provides an alternative to the glass and heights of the high rise of Pudong though with little else around it might not be worth the trip unless you are particularly attracted to ageing concrete. As the name suggests it was built in 1933 but has been repurposed in later years as a home for bars and restaurants and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A place for music, art and events, not far from the Shanghai main post office, the Waibaidu bridge and a view of Pudong with a different angle, Suzhou river area now under renovation and full of art activities

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited the 1933 Slaughterhouse (1933 老场坊)in Oct 2016, with elderly parents and a 9yo kid in tow. This is an amazing part of Shanghai history. Imagine a Roman Basilica style building, designed by renowned British architect Balfours, in 1933 pre war Shanghai, and for use as a slaughterhouse! This must have been a building ahead of its time. To... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A unique piece of history that you can wander around at your leisure, with lots of surprises to uncover.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

For lovers of Art Deco architecture, and photographers, this is a marvellous place. Very bizarre building in particular knowing it was constructed in 1933. Nowadays a place for art shops and food and drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I love this place! Truly one of the most unique buildings I've ever seen. The more you explore the more you realise how ridiculously over designed this building is considering it was an abattoir. But at the same time, the more you look the more you understand how practical and functional the layout is and you find yourself imagining it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I'm glad I had the time to visit this monstrous concrete maze. It was purposedly built as a Slaughterhouse for cows during the Era and now the government is giving the life back to this architectural site by having a function hall, creative spaces, offices, restaurants and cafes. A must visit for architectural lovers! You can also continue to the... More 

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Staying in Hongkou

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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.
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