Xintiandi From Wikipedia Xintiandi ( pinyin: Xīntiāndì, lit. "New Heaven and Earth") is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Xintiandi(French Concessions) has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China. The area was developed by Shui On Land during the re-development of the surrounding area. Some houses in Xintiandi were then limited , in order to implant an art gallery, cafes, and restaurants. Many tour groups both domestic and from abroad also visit Xintiandi as one of the main attractions in Shanghai.