Shanghai Xintiandi – History and Cultural Style

Once part of the French Concession, Shanghai Xintiandi is an area offering historical and cultural style, the integration of Chinese and Western urban tourist attractions, it is the symbol of the modern “Shikumen” construction, a popular building style of the 1800’s Shanghai.



The area is quite affluent, and here you will find restaurants, shopping, performing arts and other functions of the fashion, leisure, and cultural entertainment center. The area is divided into a north and south section by Xingye Lu and in the north you’ll find more historical buildings hosting many international cuisine restaurants and in the south a modern recreation of Shikumen style offering shopping, boutiques and dining. It’s also home to the new Xintiandi Style shopping mall



The area is more than a tourist destination, it’s a lifestyle center of sorts, home to some of China’s elite and home to some of the most expensive real estate in China.

Also, see my map of the French Concession which covers a large area in Shanghai featuring many points of interest.

Getting there


Take Metro line 1 to Huangpi South Road Station, or, Metro line 10 to Xintiandi Station

Address (English and Chinese)

上海新天地_百度百科 Shanghai Xintiandi – the area is very roughly bounded by Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpi South Road and Madang Road, and Fuxing Road.

Xintiandi Map feat. nearby hotels

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Hotels around Xintiandi

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi – Five Star – The pick of the hotels in the area, located within the Xintiandi area and consistently receives high reviews.