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“Cute, but super touristy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Taikang Road

Taikang Road
Shanghai, China
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Ranked #40 of 840 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Neighborhoods
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cute, but super touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Some cute original shops, and more art studios than a normal curio type, but prices are well over iced. Nice to browse, can be done in 30-45 minutes, unless a woman is in ow. Add 1 hr for the jewelry shops! Overall worth a stop, but not for buying anything candidly.
Oh, a few overpriced places to eat too. Clean, safe, menus in several languages.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“get lost and find a lot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

this area of small streets, tourist trap shops and not-so-clean restaurants is excellent because you just step into another world where every few meters a new surprise is waiting for you. Be it the small shop where a local photographer sells is over-photoshopped impressions of old-vs-new Shanghai or the local fashion designer who sells simple but almost avant-garde silk garments, many of the shops as well as cozy indian-, thai- or whatever-restaurants and bars continuously awake your curiosity and invite you to get lost, to change your plans or at least to come back again another time...

Visited April 2013
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Beijing, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very touristy but welcoming and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

You will forget that you are in China in this small collection of lane ways. There are many cute shops selling souvenirs and some also selling art and more interesting products. There are innumerable restaurants to chose from. It is a nice place for a day trip but not going to give you an experience of the 'real china'....but sometimes that's a welcome break!

Visited April 2013
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Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So far my favorite place in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We went to a little Fondue restaurant buried amongst the shops and art studios of Taikang Road. We love the whole feeling of the area, artist bohemian, intimate. Just lovely!

Visited April 2013
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Suzhou, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“wonderful art street in shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

fantastic area to wander about on a sunny summer day.
lots of unique little art shops. you can buy some souvenirs as well as pictures or designer clothes. you can also find plenty of different food places there as well.
it can be busy but it isnt always!
absolutely worth the visit while you stay in shanghai!

Visited September 2012
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