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Tian Zi Fang

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Former French Concession
As featured in 3 Days in Shanghai and 1 other guide
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Address: No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Fun to wander and some great restaurants

We went to Tian Zi Fang to go to our favourite Shanghai burger joint- New York Ribs and Burgers. Afterwards we wandered around the side streets where there are heaps of shops... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sandra J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Tian Zi Fang to go to our favourite Shanghai burger joint- New York Ribs and Burgers. Afterwards we wandered around the side streets where there are heaps of shops selling souvenirs, trinkets, jewellery, clothes etc. At most places you need to bargain- a lot! As this area is quite touristy. There's some fun stuff here though and... More 

Thank Sandra J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tian Zi Fang is a tourist trap full of revamped cute alleyways lined with boutique shops, filled with nothing but tourists.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel concierge told me to go here to shop. there are different types of shops. There is also the Liuli Glass museum here. i also saw a Kashmir Shawl shop with some unique shawls. There was a metro station on the street as well.

Thank willowbrooksam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place after Nanjing Lu and Yu Garden but this place is far better in that the whole area is more traditional and the goods sold there were of better value and one will be able to look for more genuine boutique products like hand bags, clothing and handicraft items. It is well worth the trouble travelling there and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting shopping area, nice and clean with lots of small bargains, do not stop at first shop walk around. Take your time top explore and pop in to different shops.Food stalls nearby traditional food available.

Thank ColmV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVED Tianzifang. The winding maze of shops provides endless opportunities to shop and shop and shop some more. Oh and maybe throughout all this shopping you might get a little famished....holding all those bags....arguing all the prices? Well look no further because there's TONS of street food to try and sample within the streets as well. I shopped and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to spend a day. It's a large complex of old buildings that have been restored and converted for entertainment and shopping. Has some nice quirky shops, handicrafts, art, clothes, home furnishings, and more. Also loads of restaurants and bars so can stop and rest. Seems popular with locals too so its not just for tourists. It is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's so much bigger than it looks like from the exit. There are alll kind of small shops inside and they all have their unique selling points. It was so much fun browsing all kind of small and fun things!! Definitely worth visiting

Thank Angel N
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to hangout in shanghai Many quirky bar,shop and restaurants here.Very different from regular shanghai places. Definitely worth a visit

Thank goel1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to shops with lots of variety. A part of the city that still seems like old Shanghai. A great place to people watch for sure!

Thank Saint07

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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