Built in the first year of Qing Xuantong year (1909) by fruit industry businessmen, Sanshan Guild Hall was the place for businessmen of the same trade to discuss business and offer sacrifice to goddess Matsu. "Sanshan" was named after three mountains "Yuewang Mountain, Jiuxian Mountain and Min Mountain" in Fuzhou city in old times.
Sanshan Guild Hall, the only opening-up and well preserved guild hall building in late Qing Dynasty, is also the only historical site of the third armed uprisings launched by Shanghai workers.
The main-body of the Guild Hall covers 1000 square meters, in which carved beam and painted pillar are full of artistic value. The Guild Hall was used as the school building round about 1949 and it was rebuilt and moved southward by 30 meters for the urban construction in 1986. Since the foundation of Guild Hall for 100 years, the special funds have been allocated by the government for the largest-scale cultural relics reparation project in 2008. The repairing of the gatehouse and the rebuilding of the status of Matsu, which retrieved its elegant glamour of old days.
Guild Halls witness the social development. On the occasion of Shanghai Expo, the History Exhibition Hall of Shanghai Guilds is built by the former site of Sanshan Guild Hall, which presents how Guilds influenced the development of Shanghai economy and the formation of the city of immigrants.
Sanshan Guild Hall was ranked as the Municipality Protected Historic Site in 1959 and opened to the public after the completion in September 26, 1989. Now it is Shanghai Patriotic Education Base and Historic Cultural Landscape.
For more information, you could visit: http://www.sanshanhuiguan.cn/en/bggk.html
The coordinates takes you to the gate of the Sanshan Guild Hall. But don't worry, the cache is near. Search for a statue. The figure was born on 1896. Find a plack to sit down where you can sit just infront of him. Find the cahe at your left side. A small mirror will be helpful. There is a small museum inside.
The open time is 9:00-12:00 13:00-16:00 Closed on Monday.
三山会馆东邻南浦大桥，西近南车站路，占地面积3897平方米。老馆建筑始建于清宣统元年（1909），占地面积1000 平方米，建筑面积600 平方米，由旅沪福建水果商人集资兴建；新馆始建于2010年，是为迎世博会而建，占地面积711 平方米，地下一层，地上二层，建筑面积1956 平方米。老馆与新馆建筑彼此融为一体，相映生辉。