250: Huxinting Teahouse
Huxinting means “the pavilion in the middle of the lake”. This teahouse sits on stilts in the centre of Yu Garden Hub #179, which was the centre of the old Chinese city in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the teahouse was used by the British army as a base for operations during the First Opium War in 1842. This is an excellent place to experience some local history and culture. It serves a wide selection of Chinese teas and traditional Chinese snacks while elderly musicians play traditional Chinese music. Queen Elizabeth II drank tea here when she visited Shanghai in 1986. Nearby is Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant #180 and Yu Garden #177.
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