In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Shikumen Houses came into being in the foreign concessions of Shanghai. In the European architectural style of closely connected townhouses and with the advantage of occupying less and low costs, the Shikumen Houses were massively built.
Category: Local Guides
February 7, 2012
A city is much the same as a living organism. When overlooking the city from high above, one finds that it is closely linked by crisscrossed roads like numerous blood vessels. Those roads are variously addressed in different times and areas. In Shanghai, these back-alley ways are called “Longtang”.
February 6, 2012
The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th of January on the lunar calendar (February 6th on the Western calendar).