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Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

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tylerd's pictureby tylerd Shopping travel tip
added on the 15th of October, 2010
Shikumen, or stone gate houses, used to be the norm in the past in Shanghai, but most of them were razed to the ground to make way for modern buildings. One of the only places in Shanghai where you can still see them in Xintiandi, were the shikumen were converted into cafes, restaurants and countless shops.

Xintiandi shopping district is a shopper's paradise. It is blessedly car free, so you can wander on the narrow streets without worrying about traffic. Many of the cafes and restaurants have tables on the street, and you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the bustle of morning shoppers.

181 Taicang Lu, Luwan, Shanghai, 200021

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