Huxinting Teahouse

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Photographs: courtesy @andrewrowat and @habibi.pat via Instagram 
Photographs: courtesy @andrewrowat and @habibi.pat via Instagram 
257 Yuyuan Lu
Also known as the Mid-Lake Pavillion Teahouse, this Chinese architectural delight is Shanghai's oldest teahouse, originally built during the Ming dynasty and converted to a teahouse in 1855. Situated on stilts in the middle of a lake in Yu Garden, a zigzag bridge, believed to deter evil spirits, leads patrons to this large pavilion that seats 200 guests. Huxinting is both a feast for the eyes and the mouth, with a range of tea as well as traditional Chinese snacks available, such as glutinous rice dumplings and preserved plums.
Venue name: Huxinting Teahouse
Metro: Yuyuan Garden
English address: 257 Yuyuan Lu, near Fuyou Lu Huangpu District
Chinese address: 黄浦区豫园路257号豫园内, 福佑路