Xintiandi, a very recently-built affluent scenic area free of car traffic, is located on Huangpi South Road and Taicang Road. A distinct feature of Xintiandi is the Shikumen (typical Shanghai gate) constructions contrasted with bars of the European style. In the daytime, there are many visitors from home and abroad who come here for sightseeing, taking pictures, shopping, and dining. At dusk, this place is filled with a strong sense of European glamour and romance. The open-air bars are particularly popular among young people and foreign visitors. Many distinct restaurants are either animatedly ablazed with lights, or ooze with romantic charm using dim light. In addition, there are many fashion stores in the Xintiandi entertainment area. After spending time in Xintiandi, visitors can go to the Tia Ping Bridge green area to experience a calmer environment to relax in.
Xingtiandi is divided into two parts: Nan Li (the southern part) and Bei Li (the northern part). In the southern part, there are more modern buildings than the old Shikumen buildings, but there is much focus being put on their protection. The Shikumen buildings along the street have become a unique part of the city’s cultural landscape full of history and art. There is also a shopping and entertaining center which covers an area of 25,000 square meters (2.5 hectares). The dividing line is the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Address: Xintiandi is surrounded by Taicang Road, Huangpi South Road, and Zizhong Road.
Getting there by subway: Subway Line1 to Huangpi South Road Station. Take Exit 2 and then turn left. Walk along Madang Road for 200 meters, then turn left at the crossing of Taicang Road. There they will see Xintiandi-Shanghai.
Getting there by bus: Bus 146, Bus 781, Bus 911, Bus 926, or Bus 42
Tips: Things in Xintiandi are a little bit expensive, so it is recommended that visitors just enjoy a drink instead of eating food here. As well, shop around and consider a few stores before buying in order to find the best price for your purchases.
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen: The Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen is located at No. 7 of Xiangshan Road, west of Fu Xing Park (the former No. 29 of Moliere Road). It is a quiet European-style house with a garden where Sun Yat-sen and his wife Soong Ching-ling lived from 1918 to 1924.
Zhou Residence: The Zhou Residence is situated on Sinan Road at No. 73 along the east side of Sinan Road (the former No. 107 of Masinan Road). It is a western-style building with three floors and a garden. This is the former office of the Shanghai Delegation to the Communist Party of China.
Address: No. 73 of Sinan Road, Luwan District
Tickets: free of charge
Getting there by bus: Bus 17, Bus 24, Bus 36, Bus 41, Bus 42, Bus 96, Bus 104, Bus 128, Bus 146, Bus 575, Bus 780, Bus 781, Bus 786, Bus 835, Bus 864, Bus 869, Bus 933, Bus 920, Bus 911, Bus 932, Bus 945, Lvyou Bus No. 10, or the free sightseeing bus on Huaihai Road
Hours: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Zhou Residence is closed on Mondays and Thurdays.
Huaihai Road Commerce Street: The Huaihai Road Commerce Street begins from Renmin Road in the east and stretches to Kaixuan Road in the west. It is divided into three parts: the eastern part, the western part, and the middle part totaling more than 5,000 meters long. It is a very famous business street in Shanghai.
Tips: Huahai Road is an elegant cultural street. The well-known Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen, Song Ching Ling Memorial Residence, Zhou Residence, and the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China are all near this road. At the end of 1996, the new Shanghai Library was set up on Huaihai Middle Road.
Yandang Leisure Street: Yandang Leisure Street is also known as the backyard of Huaihai Road. It begins from Huanghai Middle Road in the north, goes through Xing’an Road and Nanchang Road, and ends at Fuxing Park Street. It is a vehicle-free promenade that is open all day long.
Getting there by bus: Bus 96, or Lvyou Bus No. 10
Shanghai Library: The old Shanghai Library is located at the crossing of Nanjing Road and Huangpi Road. In 1996, the new Shanghai Library was built on Huaihai Middle Road.
Temporary library card: 10 RMB (visitors must apply for the temporary library card with their identification card before 5:00 pm).
Hours: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Getting there by bus: Bus 15, us 93, Bus 96, Bus 126, Bus 548, Bus 911, Bus 920, Bus 926, or Bus 945.
Fuxing Park: Fuxing Park is one of the oldest parks in Shanghai.
Tickets: free of charge
Getting there by bus: Bus 02, Bus 17, Bus 17, Bus 24, Bus 36, Bus 42, Bus 146, Bus 575, Bus 780, Bus 831, Bus 864, Bus 869, Bus 932, Bus 933, Bus 911, Bus 920, the free sightseeing bus on Huaihai Road, You 7, You10, Suidao Line 8, Daqiao Line 1, or the Yuanye Special Line
Getting there by subway: Subway Line 1
The Old Site of the Central Committee of the Communist Young League: The Old Site of the Central Committee of the Communist Young League is an old-style Shikumen house made of brick and wood. It used to be the place where the Shanghai Communist Group held their activities.
Address: No. 6 of 567 Lane, Huanghai Middle Road, Luwan District
Getting there by bus: Lvyou Bus No. 10, Bus 02, Bus 42, Bus 146, Bus 911, Bus 926, Bus 920, Bus 945, or the free sightseeing Bus on Huaihai Road
Former Residence of Zou Taofen: The Former Residence of Zou Taofen is a typical western-style building. Zou Taofen, the owner of the building, was originally called Zou Enrun. However, “Taofen” was his pen name when he was the chief editor of “Life” weekly magazine 1926. The Chinese character “Tao” means “hiding capacity and biding time”, and the character “Fen” means “keep fighting”.
Address: No. 54 of 205 Lane, Chongqing South Road
Tickets: 5RMB for individual travelers, 4 RMB for members in a touring party of more than 10 people
Getting there by bus: Bus 17, Bus 24, Bus 36, Bus 146, Bus 575, Bus 780, Bus 781, Bus 786, Bus 864, Bus 869, Bus 933, Bus 932, Suidao Line 8, or Daqiao Line 1
Hours: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm