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Tian Zi Fang

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Address: No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-54657531
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The hutong alley with surprises!!

I love this place when there are not so many tourists. Thus, I liked to walk around this place in the early morning and late night where you can really look all the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Character area, but the retail is pretty touristy, food and drink options ok but not amazing, worth a visit but don't plan to stay too long

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love this place when there are not so many tourists. Thus, I liked to walk around this place in the early morning and late night where you can really look all the building carefully and saw the beauty from the details. There are so many small shops with souvenirs, paintings, art crafts and so on around the place. Meanwhile,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Small gangs and you get surprise of what you can see and buy. Lot of cheap and delicious snack. Get lost there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Spent an afternoon in Tian Zi Fang get lost. Don't get me wrong, getting lost was the fun of it! That's when you discover the little nooks and crannies of this maze and find the sweetest deals. Some of the more memorable shops are those you seem to see at every turn. (You can't miss it so you remember them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Old city inside the new city.Beautiful place to walk at night, plenty of speciality shops and foods. Several bars serve tap Hoegaarden beer. Definitely worth to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Built in the Shukimen style typical of the 1930s, this is a great place to see architecture that has mostly been destroyed during the "beautification" campaigns of the 21st century, where many similar neighborhoods were destroyed. This neighborhood was saved due to a grassroots protest as architects and artists joined with residents to keep the area alive. Nowadays, the bottom... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Tianzifang is not a big area, but so many shops and workshops could be experienced and explored. You can probably spend half day there for shopping, eating and taking photos. Many foreigners love this place! Besides, Shikumen buildings are really worth to visit in Tianzifang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoy choosing small souvenir shops that you like. Lovely postcards, key rings, cartoon maps, decorating items and many things. At about the second or the third lane, there is a small cafe decorated in a theme of a bathroom ! Should visit there a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm a fan of dated alleys where you can't see around the corner, and I especially enjoyed this one. I didn't eat here, and I wouldn't recommend that you do so either. Rather, there's a nice Taiwanese food court in the mall adjacent. But it's certainly worth a nice daytime stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you want to get some real Chinese souvenirs, then Tian Zi Fang is the right place to go! You can get almost anything there and the best thing is, as everywhere in China, you can always negotiate with the vendors :D

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Address: No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-54657531
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession

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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.