Do you know the name Xin Tian Di in Chinese is made up for three word “new, heaven, earth” which means “The New World”? At the heart of Shanghai is a fashionable pedestrian street covered the Shikumen and modern architecture style, known as Shanghai Xintiandi. By preserving the charming century-old style of the buildings on the area, Shanghai Xintiandi has become an urban attraction for the locals and tourists.
The unique feature of Xintiandi is in its constructional concept. While the antique walls, tiles and exterior of Shikumen housing embody old Shanghai, its interior stands for a modern world with international gallery, bars and cafes, boutique and restaurants. It is said that walk into Shanghai Xin Tian Di, you will get the bits and bites of both Shanghai in the 1920s and the lively modern life of the 21st century.
Xin Tian Di can be divided into two parts: the South Block and the North Block. The South Block is the complex of modern architecture with Shikumen architecture covering 25,000 square meters. Here, tourists can find any services such as restaurants, boutiques, fashionable ornament shops, food courts, cinemas and one-stop fitness center. On the other hand, its North Block is the composer of antique Shikumen buildings, forming a contrast to the modern South Block. This is absolutely the must-visit site for foodies and gourmets to savor the gastronomic delights all over the world.
Other attractions in Xin Tian Di are restaurants, shops of famous stars opened here and the vibrant, colorful lifestyle which leave people with great impression.