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.