In the heart of the Shanghai city, there runs a street that perfectly reflects the beautiful yesteryears of Shanghai. Artistically designed, this location has been a crowd puller from the moment it was set up. It nestles the rich cultural and historical legacies of China and makes a one stop destination to savor an un-matched sightseeing experience of unique Chinese architecture.
The history and old time feel exhibited on the Xintiandi is only part of its glory. What is even more interesting is that within these historically styled buildings a whole new vibe emerges. Modern interiors adorn the insides giving you the best equipped and up town galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants. The unique merge of old and new is certainly the most remarkable feature of the Xintiandi. A tourist visiting this place is sure to get a wholesome 1920’s plus 21st century 2 in 1 experience in this exciting street in China.
Xintiandi is named after the famous developer who first began artistically designing this street. It all started in 1977 when he envisioned reconstructing the Shikumen buildings that had fast been fading. It was built with an idea to promote these historical highlights of the city and today attracts hundreds of tourists proving that it lives up to its purpose to the fullest. The area is divided into 2 different sections; the North Block and the South Block. The North Block highlights historical Shikumen building with modern interiors. It features a number of fancy retail outlets and restaurants specialized in varying themes and cuisines giving it an artistic international touch. The South block consists of an entertainment, leisure and shopping complex. It is more modern with subtle Shikuman ornamentation here and there. It makes the fun side of Shikumen and has everything from restaurants to fitness centers all within its borders.
The Xintiandi in Shanghai is truly an intriguing place to explore. For a wholesome experience of the city of Shanghai, stay at the Citadines Biyun Shanghai which offers some of the best hotel apartment Shanghai. This service apartment Shanghai is one of the most famous in the city that is well for its most fantastic accommodation.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.