Fulfills a dream of the Orient
What does Orientalism mean aesthetically? The answer may range from the classic to the erotic, depending on who's looking. Duge offers it all, and its riotous jumble of cultural symbols, from peonies to poster girls, only serves to enhance a sense of the surreal, as visitors easily move between imperial China and 1930s swinging Shanghai. A few Western touches come in the form of Paisley-patterned wallpapers, or huge chandeliers. Call it "pampering" and "debauched" if you like, but Duge offers escape to escapists.
Address: 26 Yuan'ensi Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng district