Inside Historic Shanghai

  • Shikumen houses highlight traditional Shanghainese architectural styles, combining Western and Chinese elements

Tour the Zhang Garden and the area’s vanishing shikumen-style mansions with local photographer Gang Feng Wang, who shares photo tips and an oral history of the neighbourhood. 


There’s no better way to discover a city’s hidden charms than with a local as your guide. With that in mind, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai has partnered exclusively with renowned local photographer and historian Gang Feng Wang to create the ultimate insider’s tour of old Shanghai. During this half-day excursion, you’ll visit Zhang Garden, where Wang will share an oral history of the neighbourhood where he was born and raised, and where he now owns a studio in one of the few remaining shikumen mansions. As Wang details his intimate knowledge of the area’s vanishing architecture, step inside a traditional shikumen-style house to discover the authentic Shanghainese way of life. During the tour, you will get professional photo tips from Wang and create your own wonderful mementos of the exclusive experience.

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