Facts about Xu Hui District
The Xu Hui District is a well-known urban zone in Shanghai. It derives its name from the Xuijiahui area. Owned by the Ming Dynasty member Xu Guangqi. It later went to the Roman Catholic Church.
Here are some more interesting facts about the area:
- The Xu Hui District and Luwan District comprise the Catholic Shanghai zone.
- French influences abound throughout the district. Buildings like the Xuijiahui Observatory showcase the same. Other such landmarks include the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai.
- Shanghai’s Government made Xu Hui District a commercial area in the 1990s.
- The famous Xiangyang Crafts and Gifts Market was present here. It shut in 2006.
- Xuijiahui is a prominent shopping hub today. It is home to the Pacific Sogo and Grand Gateway Shanghai malls.
- The area is home to companies like Home Inn and Yoozoo Games.
Weather in Xu Hui District
The summers are quite hot in the Xu Hui District. They are also wet and cloudy. Winters are windy, colder and semi-cloudy. Temperatures usually hover between 35 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The least and largest temperatures are 27 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to visit is mid-September to mid-October.