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Eight Fine Works of Hengshan Road

1 International Architectures 
The style of apartment and villa is colorful, there are Spanish style, Britain style, countryside villa style, pseudo-classic style etc., and it can be called as international architectures exhibition. Moreover, the most well-known ones among them are Hengshan Hotel (Picardie Apartments), West Lake Apartment (Washington Apartments), etc.. The International Community Church, which was built in 1925, is bright and harmonious, full of heavy cultural color of Britain church atmosphere and religion. 

2 Green of Phoenix Tree 
The green landscape of both sides of Hengshan Road has a unique fascination, more than 500 phoenix trees, which are growing luxuriantly, are one of road green landscapes that is kept as the most ancient and perfect of Shanghai. It naturally combines with many international style architectures, and this makes Hengshan Road full of European style. 

3 Status Quo of Recreational Business 
Hengshan Road today has more than 200 commercial networks in recreational catering, entertainment health, etc., and the business area is about 200,000 sq.m. Among them, there are many famous enterprises such as the International Tennis Center, China Youth Travel Service and TGI Friday’s from USA, Alden Entertainment Center from HK, SASHA’S Restaurant & Bar from England, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore from Italy, Tang Yun Tea House, etc., and they attract different-level consumers from various countries and regions. Moreover, being combined with Xujiahui commercial circles, it forms a pattern of recreational business that is dislocated and complementary, and it comes into being a famous characteristic street in Shanghai. 

4 Cultural Recreation 
There are many famous record companies, publishing houses and news units along the street, and it is very convenient to buy records, books and artistic works. Being matched with the European style of Hengshan Road, the art galleries here mainly sell canvas. Beside the road, lines of imitations of western famous paintings were being hung there, from Renoir to Monet, Seurat, Van Gogh, they can both cheer the hearts, be pleasing to eyes and achieve artistic enlightenments. But in the small but very exquisite bookstores, if you choose books with concentrated attention, no matter new or old, you will get seldom unexpected discoveries. Of course, the sculptural artistic corridor, paintings bar corridor and ceramics bar are much more popular, it is also a pleasure to initiate an idea to make an artistic glass vase and take it home while drinking strong coffee. 

5 Famous Bars Gather 
Various kinds of “bars” gather in Hengshan Road, which forms a Shanghai Style bar cluster. The book bar is warm and silent, you can just order a bottle of tea, and then you can read all books in the bar, if you meet any book that you like very much, you can also buy it; the coffee bar often has an alien name: Malaysian Coffee, France Famous Wine, there is everything that should be there. The indoor decoration is full of modern European style, ship style, royal color, countryside style, adding the finishing touch by some simple props, being matched with jazz drum, rock music, serenade, everyone enjoys himself here. In addition, the bar names like Hong Fan Indian Pub, Old Times even make people show special favor and difficult to forget. 

6 Cater and Feast 
All the scales of restaurants in Hengshan Road are not big, but they seem to lead you to come into the catering street from all parts of the world. The dinning chain “TGI Friday’s” from USA, the first “Vietnam Saigon Restaurant ” in China, large theme music restaurant “Hong Fan Indian Pub”, Japanese food “Sumo Sushi”, Germany style Western-style food “Landhaus”, Thailand taste and style “Simply Thai”, Italy famous Western-style food “Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore” and many restaurants with elegant environment such as “Fragrant Camphor Garden”, “Xi’s Garden”, “Golden Fin Restaurant”, and “Full House”, etc.. All restaurants have pure special flavors, and we believe that gastronomists, who determine to travel all round the world, can save much travel expense. 

7 World of Reminiscence 
People who are fond of passing through time and space can go to the Old Times to have a look at western-style furniture, tableware, telephone, old-fashioned record player of 1930s, and serve as an old Color in 1930s. There still maintains a beautiful red house at the corner of green land in Xujiahui. Shell-like white eave, variously shaped windows and beautiful dome seen from the opened window, all these make people be surprised at its beauty. But what attracts people the most is its history, once here was the initial place of EMI Record Company, and also it used to be the hotbed of China Record Company. The bakelite record of those days once started a consuming upsurge in Shanghai several years ago. “China Record Company Little Red House” is a shinning point in recalling world. 

8 Classical Sport 
Take a broad view in the dim light of night, and the most shinning parts are neon lights of Orden Bowling Center and International Tennis Center. It has become a great honor for Shanghai white-collars to play in Orden Bowling Center for a time; the reputation of tennis court here has run a long course with a long distant source, the outdoors big tennis courts are located one by one at newly-built International Tennis Center, the tennis courts, which are set off by red and green, have an eye-catching momentum. This kind of big sports court is absolutely a luxurious enjoyment on being built in Hengshan Road that an inch of land equals to an inch of gold. In the swimming pool near the tennis court, so many people gather together who speak Shanghai dialect, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and English, which can make the accidental interlopers being confused instantaneously at which country he stands. 
 
 
 
 
 
Xujiahui Commercial Circle
     Xujiahui gained its name from the fact that Xu Guangqi in Ming Dynasty had been living here for generations. 
    Xu Guangqi is a famous nonesuch man for his initiative in absorbing different cultures and civilizations. He tried to melt the western culture with the Chinese culture together to learn from the strong points and to offset the weakness. 
     Xu Guangqi incorporated things of diverse nature, and had the magnanimity of receiving all rivers. 
    He demonstrated some kind of spirits of Shanghai.
    Xujiahui gained its name from the fact that Xu Guangqi in Ming Dynasty had been living here for generations. 
    Xu Guangqi is a famous nonesuch man for his initiative in absorbing different  cultures and civilizations. He tried to melt the western culture with the Chinese culture together to learn from the strong points and to offset the weakness. 
   Xu Guangqi incorporated things of diverse nature, and had the magnanimity of receiving all rivers. 
He demonstrated some kind of spirits of Shanghai. 
   Among the four illustriously famous underground business circles in Shanghai, which are the New Station, the People’s Plaza, Shanxi South Road, and Xujiahui, Xujiahui Business Town is the largest. It is about 7,000-8,000 square meters with more than 200 shops.
Among the four illustriously famous underground business circles in Shanghai, which are the New Station, the People’s Plaza, Shanxi South Road, and Xujiahui, Xujiahui Business Town is the largest. It is about 7,000-8,000 square meters with more than 200 shops.
    Xujiahui doesn’t only have the advantage of its large area, but the more important is that there are a large number of permanent residents in Xujiahui, who have the loyalties to particular trademarks and the accustomed dependence on their consumptions. Therefore, “the consumer’s value quantity” is higher.
   Looseness, comfortableness and harmoniousness are the symbolized characteristics of a modern business center. Nowadays, Xujiahui is prestigious not only for its business function but also its distinctive sharing space and its public cultural function, which allows people to fully enjoy the pleasure of modern life.
 
Shanghai Stadium
    Shanghai Stadium is one of the largest gymnasiums in China, which was constructed and came into use in 1975. The main building is round in shape with a height of 33 meters; the rooftop frame spans a diameter of 110 meters. It can hold an audience of 18,000. In 1999, it was rebuilt. A large two-storey stage of 1,250 square meters with advanced facilities was added. Now it has become the first theatre-styled gymnasium in China. It can accept all kinds of entertainment performances, large-scale sports games, meetings, large-scale exhibitions and so on. The audience capacity can still be maintained about 12,000.
    Shanghai Stadium has many attachments such as the swimming hall, the badminton hall, the table tennis hall, the volleyball hall, the outdoor tennis court, the outdoor three-person basketball court and the gymnastic square, etc. It can conform to all the gymnastic requirements of the people. Embraced by abundant trees, the stadium stands compatibly with the grand 80,000-Person Stadium, which forms a new tourist attraction of the municipal tourism in Shanghai. The geographical location of the gymnasium is of great superiority, with a convenient traffic. The subway, the light rail and many a bus line and tourist trunk line can reach to all the boroughs, counties, sight spots and the neighboring provinces and cities as well. “Home For Athletes” is a foreign-related hotel under the management of the gymnasium. The hotel is neat and comfortable in condition and considerate and excellent in service with reasonable price. Besides, it is an ideal choice of the tourists both domestic and oversea. The hotel has both large and small conference rooms with all complete facilities, and can accept all kinds of business activities of the medium-sized and small enterprises. The stadium’s another attachment-Tianlin Sports Club has top-ranking facilities with complete functions, and its decoration is elegant. It is an extremely fine site for the vast citizens to do physical exercises, to rest and to have recreations. In the new time, Shanghai Stadium is taking “elegant condition, excellent employee and high quality service” as its standard to wholeheartedly serve all circles of the society. It has been endeavoring to develop into a new-style gymnasium with a comprehensive function.
 
 
Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum
    Located on Fenyang Road, The Arts and Crafts Museum covers an area of 1,500 square meters. It is divided into Carving Room, Knitting and Brede Room, Civil Arts and Crafts Room. Nearly 300 works are displayed inside, from which we can see the development skeleton of Shanghai arts and crafts. When coming into the Carving room, we can see the head-on ivory carving of “A fierce war at Chibi” with its length of 2 meters. On its side is the Chinese Cabbage, a jade carving with the weight of 75 kilograms. Thereinto, there is a mushroom-style inkstone, which was the last work of Chen Duanyou, a great master of the first generation in the field of inkstone carving of Shanghai school. The most imposing woodcarving surely is the “Storm of May 30”. The composition of this whole work looks as if the onrush is pouring downward with great momentum. Among the braiding and knitting works, the woolen embroideries of Gao Wanyu and the woolen knitting works of Feng Qiuping and Huang Peiyan are rather outstanding. What are displayed in the bottom floor are paper-cuts, dough sculptings, illuminations, blue printed allovers, brushworks of arts and crafts, inkpads and watermark woodcarvings, etc. 
    Built in 1905 , the architecture of the Arts and Crafts Institute was one of the excellent buildings in modern times in Shanghai (the protected cultural treasures of the municipal level).  The buildings could be classified as garden residence with the French Renaissance style, which put emphasis on the horizontal lines and adopt the classical pillars, with their elevation proportion precise and symmetrical and decoration magnificent. The left and right mutual-held outside stone stair leads directly to the hall on the second floor. The decoration of many small parts such as the banister of the balcony shows the style of “new art movement”, which was the fashionable new style in Europe during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
    The compound was originally the residence of director general of Police Consulaire Francaise of the French leased territory in Shanghai. After the triumph of Anti-Japanese War, it had ever been the first official place of the UN World Health Organization in the Asia-Pacific area. In the early days after the liberation of China, the Sino-Soviet Friendship Association Shanghai Branch had been stationed here.
     In 1963, under the concerns of Mr. Chen Yi, the most outstanding civilian industrial artists in Shanghai was working here and teaching on their techniques in succession. At the same time, an artistic products showroom was built. In the early days of the Cultural Revolution, the Arts and Crafts Institute was driven out of the compound. And the building was occupied by Lin Liguo. In 1972, the Arts and Crafts Institute came back to its old haunt.
    Reagan, former president of the US, Heath, former Prime Minister of the UK, Ali, the boxing champion, and Egyptian President’s wife have ever come to visit this place. At present, the Arts and Crafts Institute has developed into a comprehensive cultural location with the functions of collection, exhibition, popularization, communication, tourism and so on. There are three exhibition halls of civilian arts and crafts, sculpture, and brocades respectively, and about ten specialized workrooms in the main building, which bring together about 50 industrial artistic professionals.
 
 
Guilin Park
Guilin Park covers an area of 3.55 hectares. The park was first built in 1929 and completed in 1932 with a total amount of 3.5 million Silver Dollars. Its predecessor was the private villa of Huang Jinrong, the head of secret society of the old Shanghai. And the villa had another name as “Garden of Huang Family”. After the “August 13” Incident of 1937 occurred, the Shanghai City fell into the enemy’s hands. Some architectures of this garden were destroyed by Japanese armies, such as the Guan Yu Temple, Inner Residence and Jingguan Hut, etc. Large quantities of trees were also destroyed at that time. After the War of Resistance Against Japan was wined over, Mr. Huang once made some repairs. But on the eve of liberation, the garden was severely destroyed by the troops of Kuominta, ng again. In 1957the garden was managed and comprehensively repaired by Management Office of Gardens of Shanghai City. Because the osmanthus flower trees are planted everywhere inside the garden, the garden was named Guilin Garden (It means that the garden is full of osmanthus flower trees). In 1958, the garden was opened to the public. In 1981, the grave of Zhang family was expanded into a garden inside another bigger garden. In 1985, it was expanded eastwardly again, and opened to the public in Oct. 1988.

The front door is shaped as a dragon’s head, and the dragon wall wriggles for about 83 meters on both sides of the door. 46 well-decorated windows are made on the walls like those of Liu Garden, which have shown originality. Inside the garden, the water flows under small bridges; the mountains pile up one upon another; the peaks rise one after another; the buildings and terraces set off one another; the pavilions are uneven; the meandering pathways are deep and secluded; the flowers are luxuriant and well-spaced. The style of architectures is very lucid and lively; the overall arrangement is harmonized. The rockery, pavilions, waterfalls and flowing water are well fitted with each other. The six-corner pavilion on the right side of the “Four-Teaching Pavilion” of this garden is engraved four words of “Literary, Capability, Loyalty and Trust” that Jiang Jieshi especially wrote for Mr. Huang. 

Its gardening art adopts the classic traditional skills of scene setting. The overall arrangement is delicate and unconventional; the dragon wall wriggles inside; the walls of flowers are zigzagging; the water flows under small bridges; the mountains pile up one upon another; the peaks rise one after another; the buildings and terraces set off one another; the pavilions are uneven; the meandering pathways are deep and secluded; the flowers and trees are luxuriant and thriving; the overall arrangement is harmonized; the style of architectures is very lucid and lively. A uniform group of artistic architectures is composed of the architectures such as Haha Pavilion, Lingyun Pavilion, Songyue Pavilion, Yi Pavilion, Eight-Immortal Pavilion, Kwan-yin Pavilion, Four-Teaching Pavilion, Guest Pavilion, Osmanthus Pavilion, Feixiang Pavilion, Long Zigzagging Corridor, Banruo Boat, “Double rainbows lying upon the water waves”, arch bridges, etc. and the scenes of craggy grotesque rocks, clear ponds, small rooms, green pines and verdant cypresses. 
There are more than 1,000 osmanthus plants of 23 species all over the garden, such as the golden osmanthus, silver osmanthus, orange osmanthus, four-season osmanthus, and rock mountain osmanthus, etc. Whenever on the Mid-Autumn Festival, the flowers of osmanthus come to bloom and the fragrant flavor waves all over the garden, gladdening the heart and refreshing the mind. What have been set up inside this garden are the tearooms, dining rooms and shops. The appearance of this garden is very neat, the environment is elegant, and the scenes are delightful.
 
 
 
Botanical Garden of Shanghai City
The Botanical Garden of Shanghai City covers an area of 81.86 hectares, whose predecessor was Longhua Nursery established in 1954. In Apr. 1978, it was opened to the public, and has hosted 10 million tourists since its foundation. In 1996, it was appraised as one of the fondest tourist attractions by overseas people. In 2000, it was also appraised as the good tourist attraction of “Jun. 1” holidays in the new millennium. 
   
Botanical Garden of Shanghai City is a specialized garden, which gathers the functions of science research, education of science popularization, tour and production as an integral whole. What are established in this garden are a dozen specialized gardens such as the miniascape garden, peony garden, sweet osmanthus garden, rose garden, alder garden, pine garden, herbal medicine garden, bamboo garden and orchid room, etc. The miniascape garden covers an area of 4 hectares, gathers more than 2,000 treasures of miniascapes that represent the Shanghai style, and is one of the biggest miniascape gardens in the world. 
   
Covering an area of 11,150 square meters, the newly-rebuilt orchid room is a large-sized place of enjoying and breeding the orchid with the style of Chinese classic gardens. The horizontal hanging placard “Orchid Room” that was written by Zhu De himself is highly suspended above the gate lintel. The “Orchid Room” has already collected a large quantity of famous orchids given by the Chairman of the Committee Zhu De, the famous patriotic general Zhang Xueliang and the Japanese friends. And the orchids are close to 300 species. The expanded orchid room is divided into three areas: the potted-style demonstration area, natural-style demonstration area, and courtyard-style demonstration area. All of them construct an original ecosystem environment of orchids. 
   
 *A* In 2001, the exhibition glasshouse has been completed. It covers an area of 4,900 square meters, and has its height of 29.4 meters. The internal sight arrangement of glasshouse focuses on two big topics of the tropical rain forest and the garden of four seasons, and it displays more than 3,500 species plants from all parts of the world. 
   
 In order to meet the social requirements and market demands, the Botanical Garden of Shanghai City develops comprehensively from the aspects of science research and garden greening, etc. The subordinate economic entities, making use of their own advantages, apply themselves to the greening cause of Shanghai City, such as the Green Engineering Company of Botanical Garden of Shanghai, Miniascape Greening Management Company of Botanical Garden of Shanghai, Green Decoration Company of Botanical Garden of Shanghai and Green Maintenance Company of Botanical Garden of Shanghai. 


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