Old Shanghai has been known for its typical lane house style – the “lilong”. First built in the 1850s with stone gates and later with small gardens, this style was used all over the city. Most of the Shanghainese lived in lilong style houses and for many decades this has been the main building style in Shanghai. Meanwhile most of them are gone – but if you take a close look, you can still find them even deep downtown. It is like walking through an urban jungle if you know your way. Join us on our adventurous tour through the most hidden pathways in Shanghai.
Old Shanghai has been known for its typical lane house style – the “lilong”!