Shanghai Xujiahui Shopping Area

Shanghai Xujiahui shopping district, a famous name that I have always knew, has always been a mystery to me. I was always under the impression that it is an area offering unique shopping experience.

Shanghai Xujiahui Shopping District

An opportunity finally came in my recent Shanghai visit. I went to explore Xujiahui. Based on my experience, Xujiahui shopping district is only an area offering internationalism.

You can find shopping malls after shopping malls at Xujiahui. In these malls, you can find shops after shops offering items from familiar international brands. My disappointment was a result of misconception and my unrealistic expectation. I somehow have the picture in my mind that Xujiahui would be similar to Chengdu's Jinli Ancient Shopping Street! It was a shock for me to find shopping malls after shopping malls at Xujiahui.

Catholic Church at Xujiahui of Shanghai, China

Nonetheless there was something non-commercial and unique at Xujiahui, a Catholic Church. Not only that it is a Catholic Church, it is a historical church. Given the opportunity, I will re-visit this church during daylight.

Guess whom I found at Xujiahui Shanghai?