Xintiandi, Shanghai

Xintiandi, Shanghai (must see)

Xintiandi is a popular pedestrian district in Shanghai. East meets west at the location and traditional Shikumen houses and modern western style buildings exist side by side.

There are two parts to Xintiandi. The Southern block has modern buildings with a few preserved Shikumen houses. The Northern block consists solely of preserved Shikumen houses and narrow streets giving the ambiance of Shanghai in the early 20th century. The south block has 25,000 square meters of shopping and entertainment in a modern setting. The large shopping mall was opened in 2002. The preserved exteriors of the Shikumen houses in the north block hide their transformed interiors. They now house high-end boutiques and cafes serving cuisine from all over the world. The two blocks are divided by Xingye Lu, the road on which the memorial of the first congress of the communist party of China is located.

Xintiandi means New Heaven and Earth. It's a very lively zone with many trendy restaurants and bars with live music and seating that spills out into the plaza. There's a small lake behind the neighborhood ringed with trees and very exclusive residential towers. Lots and lots of westerners here enjoying the nightlife.

Why You Should Visit:
Elegant, beautiful and of great ambiance; one of the best places for a chilled out meal any time of day – European style.

Tip:
Eat first and burn off the calories with a long walk around the area to explore the bars, designer boutiques, art galleries, specialty stores, etc.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Xintiandi on Map

Sight Name: Xintiandi
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walking Tour I   Luwan District Walking Tour, Shanghai   City Orientation Walking Tour II  

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