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“An older n compact version on xintiandi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tian Zi Fang

Tian Zi Fang
No.210 Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
021-54657531
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Ranked #18 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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“An older n compact version on xintiandi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, but expect to buy nothing. What this place has to offer is an old narrow street neighbourhood transformed into a tourist targeted commercial area. That means: unique experience, good architecture, cute local stores selling tid bits that you don't actually needs, small cafes / restaurants and not so cheap prices.

It's better to visit this place late in the afternoon, so you can see the area transform from daylight into moonlight. I found this place looks more attractive at night.

It's quite interesting actually to see how they smartly transform a small studio appartment sized housing into a store or cafes. How they decorate and squeeze all that things in there. Lots of the cafes has only 4 - 5 tables which is quite a unique sight of you're into architecture and interior design.

If you have a spare time to kill, you should pay a visit. But if you're looking for a shopping experience, international brands and more luxury cafes - you should visit xintiandi instead.

Visited May 2013
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“Quirky & delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A artsy place to view the local craft work & quirky find. A line of alfresco eatery soak within old Shanghai, its really a love mix new & old. I will certainly revisit this place again!

Visited April 2013
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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“Have Fun Exploring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Loved the wandering little maze of streets with cool shops, funky resturants and bars, its a comforting scale compared to the rest of the city.

Visited May 2013
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“Facinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great and interesting place to visit - although it's bustling and packed even "off-peak" so keep your wits about you and expect all your senses to be bombarded!

Visited April 2013
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“Great place to shop - get a real taste of Shanghai, this is a must do.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

You my be paying a little extra here but what a great place to spend an hour or so to shop or take a drink. This place is a maze of small alleyways with a thousand tiny shops selling almost anything. It is worth a visit just for the atmosphere, soak up a peice of real China in an otherwise modern city. If you take some soverneirs home form here , the memory of the place will last for ever.
This is a must do in Shanghai.

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