Situated at the center of Shanghai south of mid-Huaihai Road, Xintiandi is a distinctive attraction to experience the culture and history of Shanghai. Occupying an area of 7.4 acres (30,000 square meters), Xintiandi is an enormous shopping, entertainment and eating district in Shanghai. Xintiandi is a perfect combination of traditional Shikumen houses and modern buildings which serve as cafes, bookstores, bars, shopping malls and restaurants.
Xitiandi is divided into two parts: North Block and South Block. South Block features modern buildings contrasted with Shikumen-style houses. In 2002, a glass-walled high-rise building with total area of 25,000 square meters was completed. This building contains restaurants from all over the world, fashionable boutiques, food plazas, movie houses, gyms, and more. The North Block retains most of the Shikumen houses, but the interior of these old houses features modern decoration and furnishings, which embodies an extremely different world of restaurant, gallery and upscale shopping.
On Xingye Road, the dividing line between North Block and South Block, stands The Site of the First National Congress of the CPC. The Shikumen buildings along the street has become a splendid scene which beautifully reflects the history and culture of Shanghai.
Xintiandi has dynamic nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, which attracts many people, though it can be crowded and loud.
Chinese Pinyin: xin tian di
Opening Time: Xintiandi opens all day long.
Location: In the center of Shanghai, south of mid-Huaihai Road.
How to get there: Take buses of No.146, No.781, No.911, No.926, No.146