The Yuanli Pawnshop on Wuting Road

The Yuanli Pawnshop is a three-story, masonry-timber building constructed in 1932. It is surrounded by 15 meter high and 50 centimeter thick walls with a steel vault in the center of the structure.

It's owner Lu Tuanxiao had previously operated several pawnshop in Wuxi, Jiangsu province before expanding to the Shanghai International Settlement. By the 1940s Yuanli had become the largest pawnshop in Shanghai. Today it is a museum and can be visited free of charge on 203 Wuding Lu or in VR on mobile here