Xin Tian Di -- "New Heaven and Earth"
This city centre entertainment mall is an urban tourist attraction
featuring the city's historical and cultural legacies. It is one
of the posh areas of Shanghai and the trees along the sides of the roads
add to its beauty. Many tour groups both domestic and from abroad visit
Xintiandi as one of the main attractions in Shanghai.
Shanghai Xintiandi offers a multitude of specialist, retail,
entertainment, cultural, recreational, commercial and residential facilities
in restored "Shikumen" houses -- a special old form of brick and tile building
architecture only found in Shanghai -- as well as state-of-the-art new
buildings, catering for both residents and visitors. The antique buildings
with their modern interior design, decorations and equipment play host
to a dazzling array of bars, sidewalk cafes, restaurants specialising in
international cuisine. The many narrow alleys provide access to classy
boutiques, book stores, accessory shops, food court, movie cinema, fitness
centre and many luxurious serviced apartments.