Xin Tian Di is located in the centre of the Shanghai City. It has the urban attraction as well as the cultural and historic legacies. This city has the fashionable pedestrian street which is full of shikumen and modern architectural style.
The uniqueness of Xin Tian di lies in its concept of construction. It has remains of the antique tiles, walls and exterior of the old Shanghai’s Shikumen housing. However its interior comprise of totally different world having bars, gallery, café, theme restaurants and boutiques. You can get the taste of both modern lifestyle of 21st century as well as the 1920’s shanghai.
The main attraction is the Shikumen Building which is a mixture of architecture style of Chinese and western. In the early of 19th century, it was local citizen’s residence. This building depicts the modern history and culture of Shanghai. But, with the development of Shanghai, this building has become a historical building and it was rebuilt in the year 1997.
Metropolises and big cities of the world have representative building reflecting local culture and history and thus become faces tourist attractions. The establishment of Xian Tian Di was made keeping this phenomenon in mind. Therefore, the Shikumen building was given the new commercial value and changed its function of the residence and changing its old bloc to a new world which is full of life. With the Shikumen typical architecture, the block of a new commercial area was also developed.
Xian Tian Di has been divided into North block and south block which consist the modern architecture of Shikumen. The north bloc has the architecture style of old Shikumen which formed tin contrast to the new and modern south block.
South block has the complex of entertainment, shopping and leisure. It has area over 6.2 acres and was opened in the year 2003. The glass wall building has been built with modern atmosphere. You can find several restaurants, fashionable ornament shops, boutiques, cinemas, food courts and fitness centers for the entertainment as well as leisure.
North block is comprised of antique buildings of Shikumen having inner modern decoration, design and equipment. It also features upscale restaurants and stores with various cuisines from different countries like Brazil, France, Japan, America, Italy and Germany.
Xin Tian Di attracts the tourist from all over the world. It has famous restaurants and shops apart from the historical architecture and buildings. It is full of history as well as modern life of Shanghai.