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Du's House

Add:266 Zhongshan Rd W., Songjiang


Du’s House, a mansion built by a late 18th century landlord, is a wood-and-brick building famed for its intricate wood carvings on pillars, window frames, doors, staircases and handrails.

After the most recent renovation, the house, located in the western part of the old Songjiang area, is open to the public again. It is a showcase for some of the district’s most venerable cultural heritage, including shadow plays, embroidery, tree root carvings and bamboo dragon dancing.

Best be early to grab a good seat by the window in the tearoom on the second floor. What a perfect place to sip green tea and watch the performances!