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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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Packed but surprisingly enjoyable.

The laneways are only about 2 metres wide at best, so be prepared to bump shoulders. The market has lots of personality but is quiet expensive. Lots of souvenirs, food, ice cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

We actually didn't know this place existed but stumbled upon it. It might have been our favorite place in Shanghai. Tianzifang is essentially a dense network of alleyways filled with tons of interesting, trendy, hipster-ish shops, bars, and restaurants. We spent hours browsing all kinds of different stores and grabbing drinks in a few different outdoor beer gardens scattered within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

The laneways are only about 2 metres wide at best, so be prepared to bump shoulders. The market has lots of personality but is quiet expensive. Lots of souvenirs, food, ice cream and a few little bars. Great for half day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

It is good to know the old days of shanghai. They keep their old houses building at there so that we can see shanghai 20 years ago or even more. We also can buy some souvenirs while have a look on the scene. There are so many restaurant also, chinese or western ones, we can choose which one we want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Its hidden in a valley but easy to identify by following the crowds. Tian Zi Fang is a cluster of small shop houses. There are lots of shops selling artsy goods and tourist souvenirs. If you're up for it, there's also a toilet restaurant and a cat cafe hidden within the shops.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

dont find this place particulary interesting. with all the shops it loses its original charm as it did not preseve the original shanghai characters

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great place for window shopping and watching tourist chaos on the weekends in particular. A lot of trinket type shops, so I guess visitors may I do it a handy place for gifts. The cafes and bars are pretty full all the time, I'd recommend eating elsewhere. Even the cafes across the road are busy and slow to serve up.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I think it's a fantastic art area with a mash up of restaurants and little retail boutiques selling quaint goods. Definitely recommended for a spin on weekday nights (too many people during the weekends!:P)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was a very interesting area to visit with lots of little stores and food stalls. There are bars and it's interesting to just venture around the alleys in the area. We went on a weekday and it was very busy with both foreign and local tourists. Good for a wander looking at the old buildings, as well as for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Its actually like a highend night market kinda place which is open during day and night. Placed inside small streets in which if it gets crowdy it might tip you off. You'll see lots of concept food and things that you might wanna buy but really dont need. Be aware though that prices here are a lot more expensive. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Old Shanghai with a fresh new paint. Interesting treasures- old and new- but the best there is the cat restaurant: a very clean bistro where six beautiful cats stroll to keep human guests company!!


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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.