Xintiandi and City Center
Xintiandi is Shanghai's showpiece restoration project. Reproduction shikumen (stone gate houses) contain expensive bars, restaurants, and chic boutiques. On warm nights, the restaurants’ outdoor tables are filled with diners watching the world go by.
Another good people-watching spot is the area around People's Square, which has some magnificent examples of historical architecture and a smattering of museums. The adjoining People's Park is a pleasant green space where it's possible to escape the clamor of the city for a while.
POINTS OF INTEREST
With its exposed wood beams, unpolished bricks, and soothing fountains, the Mandara Spa in the JW Marriott resembles a traditional…Learn More >
Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party
The secret meeting on July 31, 1921 that marked the first National Congress was held at the Bo Wen Girls'…Learn More >
Shanghai Urban Planning Center
To understand the true scale of Shanghai and its ongoing building boom, visit the Master Plan Hall of this museum.…Learn More >