Shanghai Xin Tian Di
Xin Tian Di (Xintiandi) is a sleekly restored area of Shanghai, where the more successful of the city's young come to play. It's also a popular strolling area for tourists, who like to check out the 19th century architecture.
The district abounds in shikumen, stone houses that were a popular residential form in the late 19th century and early 20th century city. When the districts that contained these houses were being razed, developers stepped in to save and restore this area.
Today the shikumen house galleries, bookshops, antique stores, upmarket boutiques, bars and restaurants. It's particularly ironic that this Westernized playground should be cheek-by-jowl with the Site of the First Conference of the Communist Party of China.
Xin Tian Di is a pedestrianized area in the center of the city. You can reach it by taking Line 1 of the Subway to South Huangpu station.
Tours & Tickets
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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Duration: 3.5-4 hrs
Journey back in time to French colonial China on this interesting small-group walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession. Learn from your expert local ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)