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Xuhui District has a land area of 54.76 km² and a population of 847,900 as of 2001.The Xuhui District is centred o­n Xujiahui, after which it is named. Xujiahui was historically land owned by Ming dynasty bureaucrat and scientist Xu Guangqi, and later donated to the Roman Catholic Church. Being the core of Catholic Shanghai, the Xuhui District formed, together with neighbouring Luwan District, the former French Concession of Shanghai. Vestiges of the French influence can still be seen in the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai, Xuhui College, the Xujiahui Observatory, and some remaining boulevards and French-style districts.Parts of today's Xuhui District were o­nce the premier residential districts of Shanghai. After the revolution, however, the large estates near Xujiahui were turned into factories. In the 1990s, the Shanghai municipal government developed the district as a commercial zone. Prominent commercia..

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  • Longhua Temple

    Longhua Temple

    The Longhua Temple is located next to the Longhua Pagoda. Reportedly both the temple and the pagoda were built sometime between the Five Dynasties and the Northern Song Dynasty (907-1126)..

  • Xujiahui Cathedral(The St. Ignatius Cathedral)

    Xujiahui Cathedral(The St. Ignatius Cathedral)

    Built in 1904, the Xujiahui Cathedral, a redbrick building with gray roof, is a well-known church in china. As the main church of the Catholic Shanghai Parish, it was formally called th..

  • The Grand Sports Center

    The Grand Sports Center

    The Shanghai Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Shanghai, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches.

  • Longhua Tower

    Longhua Tower

    Longhua Temple is the relic of  North Song Dynasty,located in Xuhui District,Shanghai. The tower,with 40.6 meters tall, brick and

  • Soong Ching Ling Former Residence

    Soong Ching Ling Former Residence

    Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Former Residence is a place where Soong Ching Ling lived for a long time and engaged in politics. Her residence is a German-style which is of red roof and white..

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