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Taikang Road

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Former French Concession
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Great morning of shopping

We spent a wonderful morning walking through the old restored residential area of Tranzifang in the French Concession area. The lanes are filled with arts and craft shops as well... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning walking through the old restored residential area of Tranzifang in the French Concession area. The lanes are filled with arts and craft shops as well as restaurants. Recommend Commune cafe which is in a slightly quieter area and lovely sitting under the tree to enjoy lunch. Expect crowds if it is a weekend & ensure... More 

Thank MaisyB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite small area full of shops, art and restaurants. Can spend hours on nice day. If it is rainy, I would not go. Easy to get since metro stop is just cross the street. Close by are some museums and very popular tee house. Locals har over 100 meters line all day long to this tee place.

Thank Jarmo T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience - weaving through a very cute and historic part of Shanghai. Would highly recommend going early to beat the crowds. The food stalls smelt amazing and I am sure the nightlife quite interesting. We visited at 10.30 and just missed the mass tours that appeared to arrive en-mass at 11:30am. Of course lots of trinkets... More 

Thank Rachael M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Spent 3 hours here around noon time. The atmosphere was vibrant. Very talented artists displaying their work in shops or on the streets. Some nice cafes and bars to enjoy the atmosphere. I'd recommend this!

Thank Sachin V
Axel, The Netherlands
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486 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went to this maze of small streets with smaller shops full of touristy, sometimes cheap, sometimes classy, lots of food choices, some beer gardens etc. Absolutely a fun place when the weather is nice. I had good fun for a few hours to just look around and check out some things. I could not walk away without buying something. The... More 

Thank DdeKerf
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I walked here through some fascinating side streets and I wasn't disappointed - I love the vibe of the tiny maze like streets - lots of local artists, photographers, food spots etc. It's super crowded and can move rather slowly at times. I would recommend it as a fun spot to adventure through.

Thank Selin L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place, this actually one of my favourite spot of shanghai. There a square market which one of entrance come from this road. The square is originally an old apartment and now it turn as market sells food, souveniers to art stuff. Very interesting, very rich, colorfull and excited. Prepare to get lost in its smalls alleys. Very... More 

Thank tresnatresna
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Small lanes with shops on both sides or restaurants ! Flourish and handicraft shops to get lost in thoughts and imaginations . You can take the metro to there and stop at Dapuqiao station

Thank Shiny V
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is reality not modern buildings but traditional old buildings variety of shops and with a visit if you are in Shanghai

Thank Martino B
Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a couple of hours to spare and Peter, our very articulate and well informed Guide from top view holidays" suggested this. We never regretted it. It soo old town but yet very cosmopolitan. All kinds of things to buy, lots of places to eat and drink. It would not a bad idea to just walk around taking in the... More 

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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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