Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street

Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street: Hours, Address, Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street Reviews: 4/5

Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street

Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Top ways to experience Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street
Popular mentions

4.0
101 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
58
Average
24
Poor
2
Terrible
1

Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Interesting!
Nov 2020 • Couples
It was a rainy day when we went. Not a good idea. Gotta go back for another visit. Interesting street with early 20th century architecture. However, I wished the shops were opened. Not sure whether they are closed on the day we went or not open at all. Even the most intriguing building was closed.. a 1928 church that looks like a Chinese temple. This street houses old residences of famous writers. I appreciate the names of these writers in English and a short description about them, and their statues. Wished they did up the old residences and turn them into museums!
Written November 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Crouching tigers & hidden dragons
Dec 2019
The home to many Chinese cultural celebrities, classy old houses displaying beautiful architecture, antique stores, bookshops, galleries and museums, cafes and teahouses,
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dane C
Greenville, PA68 contributions
Disappointing, very.
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a boring walk down a quiet street with some statues outside the closed buildings. Don’t bother.
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danjiro
Lake Forest, CA231 contributions
Add This Hidden Treasure to Your List of Shanghai Walks
Nov 2018 • Solo
This area is a little island of historic buildings along an L shaped tree-lined cobble-stone street. The architecture is striking and has that hybrid European/Shanghai look, with many dating back to the early 1930s. Some of the buildings have plaques as well as historical bronze figures, (Charlie Chapman included) that tell the story of the neighborhood. Along the way are some atmospheric coffee shops and pubs. There is a notable historic church with unique Chinese architecture and Shanghai Newspaper Museum and the Shanghai Doulun Museum of Contemporary Art along the route. For those of you into collecting antiques of the era, there are some fun looking shops with curios and old books. It was a great place to spend a couple hours on a weekend afternoon. My Google maps took me into the are through a construction zone, but once through that, it was like stepping into another world.
Written November 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chinagirlz5
Shanghai, China30 contributions
Lovely stroll
Oct 2018 • Family
The street is really lovely and filled with History. Though not very big, it’s a great spot for a walk, and a cup of coffee before heading to the Park nearby...
Written October 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

emmagta
Manarola, Italy467 contributions
Good experience
Jan 2018 • Friends
Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street - This was by far a fun and 'light' experience we needed.
Written August 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AFoolForTravel
Santa Monica, CA2,729 contributions
Sui generis streets...nice to amble along. Home to the Leage of the LEFT WING WRITERS
Mar 2018 • Friends
Nice place to take a little stroll and look at statues of the Left Wing Writers of the '30s. There is also a statue of Charlie Chaplin. Little shops here and there. Also a building with multiple floors of 'old school' antique shops...dusty and crowded with this and that. With all the modernization of Shanghai this is a nice little quiet corner to hang out.
Written April 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tan C
130 contributions
Duolun Lu, hotbed of radical thoughts.
Dec 2015 • Family
Adapted from a post on my blog “Shanghai virtually painted by Tan Choon Hong”.

Once the epicentre of intellectual buzz and the meeting place for radicals like the League of Leftist Writers, Duolun Lu lost its mojo until it was turned into a pedestrian street cum cultural centre.

Many buildings were restored and statues installed to pay homage to the luminaries of their time. There’s a rebirth of sorts, with local visitors rediscovering their heritage as they stroll down the street, stopping to admire the historic buildings of varied architectural influences, or take selfies with statues of literary celebrities. For foreigners it offers a glimpse of what might have been a hotbed of intellectual exploration against a backdrop of social and political upheaval.

Other attractions you might like include:
1. Hongde Tang, an old church of brickwork architecture topped with a Chinese roof.
2. Writers’ museums housing their works, mementos and paraphenalia.
3. Duolun Museum of Modern Art with an entrance that can be considered a work of modern minimalist art in itself.
4. Old Film Cafe where you are greeted by a statue of Charlie Chaplin in the forecourt, and which also screens rare Chinese movies from the 1920s.
Written November 26, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mwong1307
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Interesting street with Shanghainese flavour
Sep 2016 • Friends
My second visit. Was last here in 2005. Love the typical Shanghainese ambience where old and new buildings blend in nicely. Worth a look for the architecture alone. It used to be the base of China's modern literature, with many cultural notabilities living here in the past. Man-size sculptures of these literary figures line this street.

For those who love massage, try the Tang Massage centre which is located right at the beginning of the street at North Sichuan Road junction.
Written September 25, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TVR_1
Como, Australia84 contributions
Lovely quiet area for an afternoon stroll
May 2016 • Family
Stumbled across these streets after meandering through North Shanghai. We loved the tiny curiosity shops (you must check out 1933) and watching the residents chat and play in the afternoon sunshine. Our children appreciated the space and lack of traffic to play in the streets. Had a pricey espresso at Old Film Cafe but the toilets were clean and it was a lovely spot to sit out the front and soak up the scene. Only wish I knew more about the famous writers before I had gone so I recommend that you read up before you visit.
Written June 5, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 20
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street

Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 25 Shanghai Duolun Road Cultural Celebrities Street tours on Tripadvisor