Covering an area of 30,000 square meters, Xintiandi is conveniently located at the city center of Shanghai, close to the south of Huai Hai Middle Road and Tai Cang Road, with Huang Pi South Road, Ma Dang Road and Zi Zhong Road forming its boundaries. Xintiandi means New Heaven and Earth, and is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China. It is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city’s historical and cultural legacies. Xintiandi features a multitude of retail, entertainment, cultural, recreational, commercial and residential facilities in restored Shikumen houses.Shikumen house is a special old style of building architecture only found in Shanghai as well as traditional Chinese buildings, where one can find many things of Chinese and Western styles combined, and of modern and traditional mixture. Shikumen attraction was created by converting residential block into a multifunction dining, retail and entertainment center overflowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and bars of an international standard. Now, one will find Starbucks Coffee, Corner Restaurant, Haagen-daze, Sassoon Shanghai beauty center and Star East Entertainment Complex etc.Walk into Xintiandi, visitors may feel like traveling between the past and the present. Located on the south side of Xintiandi are many accessory stands and a grand shopping mall. Xintiandi is near the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party of China. The marketing of Xintiandi is mainly targeted towards overseas visitors, who seek to experience the romanticized atmosphere of old Shanghai. Eating or shopping in this area is seen as a status symbol by affluent local residents. Many tours groups both domestic and from abroad also visit Xintiandi as one of the main attractions in Shanghai.Xintiandi is a popular spot for young people, particularly well-heeled yuppies and many of Shanghai's hippest. It is a place where you can find a lot of restaurants especially international food and clubs. Besides these pubs you can also see some traditional Shanghai-style lodgings which are a unique blend of European and Chinese design. There is a nice miniature museum, showing the configuration and interior of a recreated 1930s house.As a whole, Xintiandi is a must-go Shanghai shopping area for an enriched Shanghai travel experience. It presents international cuisines, fashion shops, luxury goods and various night clubs. To attract more and more visitors, there are a variety of activities and performances being held in this area, as the fashion guide in Shanghai City. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places.For the convenience of your Shanghai travel in China, below is a selection of nearby Shanghai hotels. For more sightseeing attractions in Shanghai, please visit our Shanghai Tourism website for a map to guide your China tour and to find your ideal China hotel.
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Subway No.1 line
Route 146 (Xing Ye Lu)
Route 8 (Chongqingnan Lu and walk forward for about 100 meters)
Route 781 (Huaihai Lu and walk along Huangpinan Lu, turn left and walk for 300 meters.
Daqiao Line 1 , Route 146 (Tai Cang Lu and walk along Ma Dang Lu station for about 200 meters to Tai Cang Lu)