Duolun Road in Shanghai

Why is Duolun Road so Special?

Although Duolun Road Cultural Street is hard to find a place to stand on the map, it is an important piece in modern Chinese cultural history. The road surface of Duolun Road is paved with stones. All kinds of foreign buildings on both sides of the road are newly painted and the front faces are open. They are all elegant merchants, calligraphy and paintings, antiques and mahogany utensils. They are all listed in the past, which is very elegant. The most interesting thing is that there is a Wen Jian Fang where people can play weiqi for 10 yuan a day and serve tea.

Where is Duolun Road?

Located at 146 dongjiangwan road, Hongkou district, the road is 550 meters long but meanders along a winding path. After renovation over the past few years, it has reproduced the cultural customs of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s.

Main Attraction of Duolun Road

League of Left-Wing Writers Memorial Hall

Among the exquisite buildings, the leftist writers union memorial hall is worth mentioning. Located at 145 Duolun Road, covering 818 square yards (684 square meters). The League of Left-wing Writers was active in the 1930s. Lu Xun was a great writer and his works still have far-reaching influence in China. Many outstanding writers have joined this alliance and spread Marxism throughout the country through their works. This memorial hall is a brick and wood structure three-story garden residence. Many precious cultural relics are displayed here, so tourists can know more about the alliance and its members.

Admission Fee Free
Opening Hours 09:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Monday)

Xi Shi Bell Tower

Starting from the memorial hall, you will be attracted by a 59-foot (18-meter) high bell tower at the corner, the ——Xi stone bell tower. It is named after Lu Xun’s famous essay Commelina (Zhao Hua Xi poem). An old bronze clock is embedded in the marble tower. At the top of the tower, a robot device is ringing and telling the history of this cultural celebrity street.

Hong De Tang Church

Passing by the bell tower, the famous Christian church, Hong De Tang is right in front of you. Different from other churches in China that follow Western architectural style, Hong De Tang is of Chinese features, which is seldom seen in China.

Admission Fee Free
Opening Hours Open to public during 9:00 ~ 18:00
Worship Service Time: 07:00, 09:30, 19:00

Best Time to Travel Duolun Road

The best travel time is spring and autumn, usually March-may and September-November.

Catkin, peach blossom and flying warbler are most suitable for outing in the suburbs in spring. Peach Blossoms in Nanhui, Cherry Blossoms in Gu Village Park and Tulips in Shanghai’s Fresh Flower Port are in full bloom. They are the best time to enjoy flowers. Autumn with red leaves all over the sky is the best time to taste hairy crabs. The so-called “autumn wind is ringing and crab legs itch”. At this time, hairy crabs have yellow legs, thick crab fat and beautiful crab meat, which make people drool.

How to Get There

  • By metro
    Take line 3, and get off at East Baoxing Road Station. Get out from Exit 1 and walk along West Hailun Road for two minutes. Turn north to East Hengbang Road to find Duolun Road on the east side.
    Take line 4 or line 10 to Hailun Road Station, and leave from Exit 5 to follow West Hailun Road to the west for five minutes. Turn north into North Sichuan Road to find the eastern end of the Duolun Road.
    Take line 3 or line 8 and get off at Hongkou Football Stadium Station. Use Exit 1 to go down Dongjiangwan Road to get to the northern end of the Duolun Road.
  • By bus
    Take bus 18, 21, 52, 167, 318, 854, or 939, and get off at Sichuanbeilu Hengbangqiao Station.
    Take bus 70 or 97, and get off at Sichuanbeilu Duolunlu Station.
    Take bus 18, 21, 47, 52, 167, 318, 597, 854, 939, or 962, and get off at Sichuanbeilu Shanyinlu Station.
    Take bus 47, 167, 597, 854, 863, 939, or 962, and get off at Tian’ailu Sichuanbeilu Station.
    Take bus 18, 21, 47, 52, 167, 318, 597, 854, 863, or 939, and get off at Luxun Gongyuan (Luxun Park) Station.

Useful Travel Tips

  • The rainy season is from mid-June to early July, with continuous rain.  From the end of August to the first half of September is the typhoon season, often with sudden storms, these two periods of travel to Shanghai must take umbrellas.
  • The entertainment life in Shanghai is quite rich. The modern facilities and natural scenery in major theme parks and parks make people feel relieved and happy.  Shanghai, as the birthplace of Chinese movies and the host of one of the world’s nine major film festivals, has many cinemas with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, which can experience incomparable viewing effects.  If you are a fan and fan, then in Shanghai, a series of world-class art venues and theatres will definitely make you feel full of happiness.
  • You can buy a wide range of Shanghai specialties, snacks and handicrafts in Shanghai, such as spiced beans and pear paste candy from the Old City God Temple, which are generally available in local specialty stores and supermarkets.

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Edited by Doreen/张洋