"Old Shanghai Boathouse" Old Town Tip by JohanIsWeg

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  Old Shanghai Boathouse
by JohanIsWeg

One of the lesser known historic buildings that brilliantly stud the banks of the Huangpu and Suzhou Rivers is what remains of the old and venerable Shanghai Rowing Club and boathouse.

Formed by the British and Americans in 1863, the building itself dates from 1905 and comprised a large ballroom, dressing rooms, and a large roof garden over the neighboring boathouse. Unfortunately, developers bulldozed much of the building in 2009 and this structure is all that remains of what was one of the earliest sports facilities in modern China.

Visiting this building can form part of any walking tour of the historic Bund.

Address: 76 Nansuzhou Road
Directions: Reached from either East Nanjing Road or Tiantong Station.
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/shasy-renaissance-shanghai-yuyuan-hotel/

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2011
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