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Former French Concession

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Xintiandi
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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French...

A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.

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This trendy area is always in vogue, full of energy, could be eclectic in parts of the area. Xin Tian Di is a good example of the area, remodeled Shi-ku-mon houses and... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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This trendy area is always in vogue, full of energy, could be eclectic in parts of the area. Xin Tian Di is a good example of the area, remodeled Shi-ku-mon houses and well-preserved neighborhood.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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You'll find a lot of foreigners patronising this place. It's old traditional buildings housed with cafe's and restaurants is indeed unique and nostalgic. Nice to visit especially during the evenings.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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This is one of the most interesting historical parts of Shanghai. For history buffs or for those who like high-end shopping you will want to visit the French Concession and walk the streets. This area has tremendous history over the last 125yrs or so and was once, as the name suggests, run by the French and was an enclave for... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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This is a wonderful part of visiting Shanghai. It brings in a very attractive part/balance to this huge city. There are a very good selection of restaurants and boutiques. The streets are lined with trees and it has a special feeling. There also large shopping streets and a stunning high end mall, with a truly beautiful interior. The parks are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very cozy place to unwind ourself. Simply walk in their art street and eat the local foods. Simply amazing

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Bozeman, Montana
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Wow wow wow one of he best places in Shanghai! There you will find many things to do (restaurants, parks, bar, etc) I enjoyed a beautiful night there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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Was part of our day tour and very interesting place to visit, lots of history. Old Buildings have been restored, plenty of restaurants and bars, plus shopping.

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You will be tidy to get very bad and oiled food every where so take yourself to this wonderful part of the city. You can have lunch or dinner and then go to the pub. You also have all kind of restaurants to choose. You can also go shopping to its modern shops.

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Nice place to visit and have a meal here. Normally quite packed over the weekends. Most multinationals with visitors would bring them to have a meal here. There are some high end shops and a small mall with nice dumplings at Din Tai Fung.

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If you want to shop or eat good you can here but prices on cloths are even higher then in europe however it is a nice district

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Xintiandi
The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.
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