Xintiandi is located on Huangpu South Road and Taicang Road,Shanghai City. Xintiandi is a very recently-built affluent scenic area free of car traffic. A distinct feature of Xintiandi is the Shikumen (typical Shanghai gate) constructions contrasted with bars of the European style.
Xingtiandi is divided into two parts: Nan Li (the southern part) and Bei Li (the northern part). In the southern part, there are more modern buildings than the old Shikumen buildings, but there is much focus being put on their protection. The Shikumen buildings along the street have become a unique part of the city’s cultural landscape full of history and art. There is also a shopping and entertaining center which covers an area of 25,000 square meters (2.5 hectares). The dividing line is the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
In the daytime, there are many visitors from home and abroad to come here for sightseeing, taking pictures, shopping, and dining. At dusk, this place is filled with a strong sense of European glamour and romance. The open-air bars are particularly popular among young people and foreign visitors. Many distinct restaurants are either animatedly ablazed with lights, or ooze with romantic charm using dim light. In addition, there are many fashion stores in the Xintiandi entertainment area. After spending time in Xintiandi, visitors can go to the Tia Ping Bridge green area to experience a calmer environment to relax in.
Address: Xintiandi is surrounded by Taicang Road, Huangpi South Road, and Zizhong Road.
Transport: Subway Line1 to Huangpi South Road Station. Take Exit 2 and then turn left. Walk along Madang Road for 200 meters, then turn left at the crossing of Taicang Road. There they will see Xintiandi-Shanghai. by bus: Bus 146, Bus 781, Bus 911, Bus 926, or Bus 42
Tips: Things in Xintiandi are a little bit expensive, so it is recommended that visitors just enjoy a drink instead of eating food here. As well, shop around and consider a few stores before buying in order to find the best price for your purchases.
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen:
The Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen is located at No. 7 of Xiangshan Road, west of Fu Xing Park (the former No. 29 of Moliere Road). It is a quiet European-style house with a garden where Sun Yat-sen and his wife Soong Ching-ling lived from 1918 to 1924.
The Zhou Residence is situated on Sinan Road at No. 73 along the east side of Sinan Road (the former No. 107 of Masinan Road). It is a western-style building with three floors and a garden. This is the former office of the Shanghai Delegation to the Communist Party of China.
Address: No. 73 of Sinan Road, Luwan District
Yandang Leisure Street:
Yandang Leisure Street is also known as the backyard of Huaihai Road. It begins from Huanghai Middle Road in the north, goes through Xing’an Road and Nanchang Road, and ends at Fuxing Park Street. It is a vehicle-free promenade that is open all day long. Getting there by bus: Bus 96, or Lvyou Bus No. 10
Shanghai Library: The old Shanghai Library is located at the crossing of Nanjing Road and Huangpi Road. In 1996, the new Shanghai Library was built on Huaihai Middle Road.
The Old Site of the Central Committee of the Communist Young League:
The Old Site of the Central Committee of the Communist Young League is an old-style Shikumen house made of brick and wood. It used to be the place where the Shanghai Communist Group held their activities.
Address: No. 6 of 567 Lane, Huanghai Middle Road, Luwan District
Former Residence of Zou Taofen:
The Former Residence of Zou Taofen is a typical western-style building. Zou Taofen, the owner of the building, was originally called Zou Enrun. However, “Taofen” was his pen name when he was the chief editor of “Life” weekly magazine 1926. The Chinese character “Tao” means “hiding capacity and biding time”, and the character “Fen” means “keep fighting”.
Address: No. 54 of 205 Lane, Chongqing South Road