Located in the center of Shanghai City and south of Middle Huaihai Road, Xintiandi is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of old-style Shikumen residences and modern architecture.

It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen residences of old Shanghai while embodies a totally modern world in its interior. Roaming here, you will get the taste of both Shanghai in the 1920s and the modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.

What to Do in Xintiandi?

It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai.
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Admiring Shikumen Residences

Xintiandi is divided into two parts: the South Block and the North Block. The South Block mainly consists of modern architecture while the North Block keeps the old Shikumen architecture style. The typical Shikumen residences of old Shanghai seem to tell people beautiful stories about the history and culture of the city. They originally appeared in the mid of the 19th century as a product of combining Chinese and Western architecture styles, usually having a vaulted stone door frame with Chinese style carvings and a wooden door. Passing through the narrow lanes, you can see various of them as good settings for photographing.

Shopping in Modern Plazas

In the South Block of Xintiandi, there is the Xintiandi Style Shopping Mall, having all conveniences such as automatic elevators, central air-conditioner and broadband network. Its boutiques keep in pace with international fashion. This glass wall building has a very modern atmosphere. Outside, stores selling food, clothes, artistic crafts, handbags, and accessories are dotted here and there.

Eating in Upscale Restaurants

There are upscale restaurants offering cuisine from different countries such as France, Brazil, America, Japan, Germany and Italy, fully revealing the international level of Xintiandi. Famous stars open their restaurants here, which become good places for fans to come across their idols. Except that, the fascinating cabaret and cellar dinning room of the French restaurant, the inspiring rock music played by the Japanese music restaurant and the folk performance of South America in the Brazilian restaurant leave people with great impressions.

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Enjoying Night Life at Bars

Xintiandi is one of the bar clusters in Shanghai, particularly popular among young guys and foreign visitors. The romantic open-air bars with European decoration style give you a chance to immerse in the loud music, cheerful atmosphere, and splendid lights.

Note: Two kilometers away, there is a welcoming art street also with Shikumen residences, called Tianzifang. Time permitting, you can go and have a visit.

How to get to Xintiandi Shanghai

Take Metro Line 10/ Line 13 to Xintiandi Station. Get out from Exit 6 to Madang Road, then walk a bit to the north.
2. Take Metro Line 1 and get off at South Huangpi Rd. Station. Get out from Exit 3 and walk southwards along South Huangpi Road.
3. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 1 to Yida Huizhi Xintiandi.
4. Take bus 146 or 805 to Madang Rd, Xingye Rd.
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- Last modified on Nov. 01, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xintiandi
Asked by Henri from USA | Jun. 02, 2018 06:07Reply
Directions to walk from Intercontinental Ruijin Hotel to Xintiandi
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Answered by Jennifer from ITALY | Jun. 04, 2018 03:24

Don't worry. Walk east along Middle Fuxing Road around 1.1km, you will find Xintiandi directly.
Asked by Ngo from VIETNAM | Apr. 11, 2018 23:13Reply
My family stay at the New Harbour Service Apartment at No.88, Yongshou Road, Shanghai.
Please, advise what is the best way or the most convenience to get to Xin Tian Di and also what is the most interesting time to be here?

Thank you so much for suggestion and regards
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Answered by Eglise from SWEDEN | Apr. 12, 2018 21:44

It’s not far, and you can take a taxi there within 5mins.
I think afternoon and night may be the most interesting time to wander around there.
Asked by Gift from THAILAND | Aug. 13, 2017 10:20Reply
Around what time would be the best to visit Xintiandi in Monday?
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Answered by Dick from GERMANY | Aug. 14, 2017 03:18

Well, you are advised to visit there in the late afternoon and if possible, you may leave till the midnight because there are many bars where you may wanna have fun.
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