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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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Artsy and a bit sifferent

This was different to the other touristy things in Shanghai as it is a bit more Western and is like walking through the laneways of Melbourne but even more squishier. The shops... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area was scheduled for demolition as so many of the rundown residential and working areas of China's major cities. It took an artist to move into an abandoned warehouse (around 2000) to start the move back into this decaying area. Now only the facades, which have been restored, cleaned and repaired tell of the old area. Behind the brick... More 

Thank WorldTraveler1st
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Tian Zi Fang is just about 8 minutes walk from Pullman Skyway Hotel, the hotel I stayed during my visit, I paid three visits there. During each visit, I discovered something new and interesting. A place where you don't only find local designers and artists but those from other places such as Taiwan too. From my experiences, they are... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great maze of small streets with many shops and food options. Shops are geared towards tourists but not over the top. Go early before 12 as it gets very crowded in the afternoon (at least on Sunday, when I was there). There's a mall nearby, but terrible layout. Would not go there

Thank Jaja000
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of places for eating/coffee. Not much in the way of shopping really. What I saw was quite Western, not cheap (and not that interesting really). Sorry : (

Thank Rose+Doris
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an ok place to visit but I did not find anything that I wanted to purchase. The shops were nicer than some other places for small shops.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was different to the other touristy things in Shanghai as it is a bit more Western and is like walking through the laneways of Melbourne but even more squishier. The shops had lots of funky things. Worth coming here for a couple of hours if you have time in your schedule!

Thank dulicieux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love getting my ears cleaned here. Some traditional skills available like paper cutting for tourists as well as food such as bubble waffles, dumplings, ice cream, pizza and a fantastic Indian called Lotus. The best Indian I have had in Shanghai since I moved 7 months ago!

Thank Arpana C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many criss-crossing short alleys filled with tiny shops in what used to be tiny residential flats, this place is an interesting tourist attraction to see how living areas have been repurposd for retail. There are a some residents still living in this area so you'll catch glimpses of washing hanging outside windows and motorcycles locked up outside doorways. The shops... More 

Thank Angelica L
Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area for walking, browsing, and eating. Too commercial though, takes away some of the old town feel for me.

Thank Kimberly C
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great insight to Shanghai's old China with the redevelopment of an antique Chinese housing estate, now shop fronts, bars and restaurants.

Thank TheCosmopolite

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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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