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    Xin Tian Di: South Block

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 25, 2014

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    walking through Shanghai's newest luxury shopping and dining center. The South Block is bigger than the North Block of Xin Tian Di and it has an area of 25,000 Square meters and the design here is old shikumen blended into some modern designs. The Shops here are mostly restaurants from all over the world, boutiques, fashionable ornament shops, food courts, cinemas and a one-stop fitness center.

    Nanjing Road may be the main shopping area of Shanghai but the Xin Tiand Di is the Main luxury Shopping Area of the largest City of China. This new shopping and dining Center was made from a renovated Stone Gate and various Shanghai Hutongs which were restored and new buidlings added up. It was built in 1997 and It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. On the other hand, its interior embodies a totally different world of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. Xin Tian Di is divided into two parts: the South Block and the North Block. The South Block mainly consists of modern architecture with Shikumen architecture as an accompaniment. Its North Block kept the old Shikumen architecture style. The North Block Contains the more expensive restaurants and the International Luxe Brands where you can shop to your heart's delight.

    most shops Opens from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday

    entrance restos pose lots of choices
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    Xin Tiand Di: The North Block

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 25, 2014

    part of the huge xin tian di shopping complex and the North and South Blocks are separated by Xingye Lu Street. The North Block Area of Xin Tian Di is smaller than the South Block and has an area of 18,000 Square Meters and mostly has upscale stores and restaurants with cuisine from different countries such as France, Brazil, America, Japan, Germany and Italy. The Design of the Shikumen Here is old Shikumen architecture style.

    Nanjing Road may be the main shopping area of Shanghai but the Xin Tiand Di is the Main luxury Shopping Area of the largest City of China. This new shopping and dining Center was made from a renovated Stone Gate and various Shanghai Hutongs which were restored and new buidlings added up. It was built in 1997 and It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. On the other hand, its interior embodies a totally different world of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. Xin Tian Di is divided into two parts: the South Block and the North Block. The South Block mainly consists of modern architecture with Shikumen architecture as an accompaniment. Its North Block kept the old Shikumen architecture style. The North Block Contains the more expensive restaurants and the International Luxe Brands where you can shop to your heart's delight.

    most shops Opens from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday

    the square pose shoppers restos
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    Heavy austerity

    by solopes Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    The former french quarter was renovated respecting its old characteristics, and became a trendy (and expensive... it seems) touristy area.

    It's different, but the contrast with the shiny forms and colours of the old town (if it happens to you moving from one to the other, as we did), becomes somewhat depressive.

    It is a good preservation of the cultural diversity in Shanghai's history and maybe an attraction to locals for its high standards, but nothing very special for who is just passing by.

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    Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

    by cal6060 Written Jun 16, 2012

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    Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum is located at 79 Fenyang Road, in French Concession of Luwan district. It is also known as "Garden Building" and some even call it "The Small White House" because it looks similar to the White House in D.C.

    It was constructed in 1905. This building has a model of the architectural style of the late period of French Renaissance. Initially, this was the residence of the director of the Chamber of Industry in French settlement. After the victory of the anti-Japanese war, it was used as the office of United Nation World Health Organization. Then in 1954, it was the office of Sino-USSR Friendship Organization. Since 1960, it has been used as the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Research Institute and Museum.

    This building has been well maintained, especially the interior. You can see the wooded flooring, and traditional wooded roof with renaissance style's lighting. The curve marble staircase with red carpet really highlight the traditional renaissance style house. On the second floor, you can meet up with specialized workshop staffs and professional artists to understand the Chinese arts and crafts including Chinese paper-cutting, embroidery, and lacquer work.

    Admission: Y8 per adult

    Opening Hour: 9:00 -16:00

    In Chinese: 上海工艺美术博物馆, shang hai gong yi mei shu bo wu guan.

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    The First Congress Hall Of The Communist Party

    by cal6060 Written Jun 14, 2012

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    The First Congress Hall of the Communist Party Museum is located in one of those grey stone-framed-door buildings or shikumen. You could easily miss it if you do not know this museum located in Xintiandi, nearby those branded shops and restaurants in the neighborhood.

    This Hall consists of four of the two-stories of shikumen houses that attached together. It was built in summer of 1920. one of the houses was the residence of two pioneers of Communist Party, Lee Han Jun and his brother Lee Shu Cheng. The first Chinese national communist party meeting was held here on 23rd July 1921. Chairman Mao was one of the attendants too. On 30th July 1920, they changed their meeting venue to a boat at Jiaxing South Lake, Zhejiang due to the crackdown of the national government.

    On 27th May 1999, the City of Shanghai recognized this site as the treasure of the national historical building, opened to the public as museum to celebrate 50 years China as Communist Nation.

    Photo is not allowed inside the museum.

    Opening Hours: 9:00 - 16:00

    Admission: Free

    In Chinese: 中共一大会址, zhong gong yi da hui zhi

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    The French-Quarter of Xintiandi.

    by JamieM_71 Written Mar 11, 2012

    Xintiandi is the old French-quarter and has many good upscale resturants and shops. It's worth a good walk in this part of Shanghai, especially if you like high-end shopping or dining in a quieter setting, whereas many Shanghaiese don't hang-out here. Many of the better bars are near here as well.

    Ark resturant. Xintiandi The French-quarter of Xintiandi.
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    Xin Tian Di (Street)

    by cal6060 Written Aug 14, 2011

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    The small alley streets between buildings are beautiful. You could see different classical art sculptures against those walls. If you look up the sky, you could see the combination of old Shanghai classical building with those modern high rise buildings in Shanghai. I really like the picture of Shanghai Museum Shop with a giant high rise building next to it.

    In Chinese: 新天地 (Xin Tian Di)

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    Xin Tian Di (Shops)

    by cal6060 Written Aug 14, 2011

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    Whether you are a shopping addict or a museum lover, you will love Xintiandi. This is an area where the old traditional shikumen houses, low-rise tenement buildings converted to classical modern clothing shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries of international brands. Both locals and international tourists love to come here to have high tea, drink, and shopping.

    Don't miss this place...

    In Chinese: 新天地 (Xin Tian Di)

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    Shanghai Xintiandi

    by karen75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Xintiandi is a popular shopping/entertainment in Shanghai's city center.

    This area was once known as the Shikumen lanes which housed Shikumen styled buildings, some of which can be traced back to the 1860's. A lot of these buildings have been demolished leading people to realize that some should be left standing for historic purposes.

    In the Shanghai dialect, wrapping or bundling is called hooping, giving rise to phrases such as hooping a bucket, so doors hooped by stone bars were called stone-hooped doors, and later the name changed to Shikumen. Most of these Shikumen styled buildings have long bars of stones as doorframes and burly wooden planks as doors.

    This area now houses trendy boutiques / stores, cafes, art galleries, bars, and restaurants.

    I checked out the Shanghai Tang store here and bought a silk card holder then walked over to Starbucks for a Green Tea Frappacino and then La Maison Bakery for a chocolate banana tart. It was a treat to myself for enduring a long trek through old China.

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    Shanghai's Hot New District

    by sweetie_inc Written Mar 29, 2010

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    Xin Tian Di is the hottest new entertainment district in Shanghai.

    Design is what makes Xin Tian Di so attractive, inside and out. Each of the two to three-story Shikumen looks unique, reflecting the exquisitely-preserved twists and turns of an evolving neighborhood, over the decades. It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai.

    On the other hand, its interior embodies a totally different world of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. When you walk into Xin Tian Di, you will get the taste both of Shanghai in the 1920's and the sonic modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.

    Shanghai Xin Tian Di has become the best place for tourists to appreciate the history and modern life of the city, and is also a meeting place for local citizens and foreign visitors.

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    Great place to explore!

    by rabbit06 Written Dec 19, 2009

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    Xin Tian Di, the old and refurbished transformed into a modern area near Puxi buisiness district. There are plenty of shops, restsuarants and bars ( both Chinese & Western ) to check out along with the local park. And i see i am not the first VT member to explore this area...lol

    Old & modern! Famous! Dancing water!
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    Xin Tian Di - North Part

    by simcard Updated Aug 1, 2009

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    Old/traditional houses are at the north part of Xin Tian Di. Compared to the south modern part, I like here much better. All the houses here are mostly renovated into pubs, restaurants and gift shops. Most of them have outdoor seating area.

    My favorite restaurant here is TMSK. The whole place is decorated by color glasses. Don't forget to visit their restroom as well. The sink over there, to me, is a stunning piece of art work!!

    However, it is a pricey area tho!

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    Xintiandi

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 23, 2009

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    Xintiandi is a shopping, eating and entertainment area of the former French Concession area of Shanghai. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places.

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    Shikumen Open House Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 23, 2009

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    This excellent museum recreates what traditional life would've been like in a 10-room Shanghai Shikumen townhouse. The rooms have been well furnished with furniture that would've been used in such a house in the 1920s and 30s.

    Open: 10.30am-10.30pm Sun-Thur, 11am-11pm Fri & Sat. Admission: Y20.
    No. 25, Lane 181, Taicang Rd

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    Xintiandi

    by traveloturc Updated Feb 7, 2009

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    Located in central Shanghai just south of Huaihai Zhong Road, Xintiandi is a redevelopment of a once rundown part of town based on the layout of an old Shanghainese neighbourhood...
    Now it is a state-of-the-art warren of upscale shops, bars and restaurants based on the theme of "where old meets new". Here you find the oddly complimentary combination of the traditional houses of old Shanghai (the 'Shikumen') hosting ultra modern restaurants, bars and shops. The exterior of these shikumen style houses of 1920's Shanghai have been tastefully restored, whilst inside they have been fully renovated to accommodate the tastes of the modern Westerner. From Starbucks to T8, to international chains of Chinese restaurants you will find plenty to soothe a homesick expat, and with a price tag to match.I can tell you easily that its not so interesting for the people who comes from west...

    Xintiandi

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