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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 1 week ago
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unforgettable experience! Walking through a labyrinth of narrow streets full of small shops, bars and restaurants. Feels cozy and unique. I think it is a "must visit" place in Shanghai.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some new buildings built in the old style (or older buildings renovated with a modern look). Many restaurants and bars to cater for the tourists but I would say it does not now represent the "ancient" and "cultural" found in the description of the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tian Zi Fang is part of Old Shanghai. Instead of being knocked down, these old alley ways of residential buildings (not ancient, but old) have been repurposed to shops selling arts and crafts, restaurants and bars. Unlike the shops in Wuzhen scenic area (see my review there), these products sold here are more modern adaptations of traditional arts, along with... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While being in the crowded from Yuyuan, Nanjing Road, Qibao and pretty much most of the top tourist attractions, Tian Zi Fang turned out to be the nice one. It's more for younger people with many creative stores to visit. I really had a calm time here after the busy day around central Shanghai. So if you want to chill... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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