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Tian Zi Fang

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Former French Concession
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Address: NO. 210 Taikang Road, Shanghai 200025, China
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Cozy Wandering Neighborhood

This is a fun place to wander, particularly in the evening when it is cooler. There are many little souvenir places to check out, some with typical fare, and other with detailed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has various alleys inside to explore. Take your time to walk and enjoy it. There is a cafe i discovered, secretly hidden in one of the alley. I went to a shop name Fancy Woo, head to the 2nd floor and you can do some really cool handcraft work. There is an old man selling SH traditional ice-cream, am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes bit touristy but also full of little shops worth a look. Nice scarves and print shops with tea shops and plenty of places to grab snack, drink or ice cream. Opposite Dapuqiao metro so very handy. Gets hot in heat of day obviously so pick morning or early evening to wander if you can. Great mix of people and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tian zi fang is very easy to get to with the metro. It's massive in here but I was able to see everything within an hour. There's lots and lots of shops full of souvenirs and lots of unique trinkets to buy and take back home. Lots of food and drinks available here too. It's a must visit!

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Thank Sheniz M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

TZF is a place with a very strong culture feel of Shang Hai, and I love every corner of this place. You can just walk and take a rest anytime you want at a cafe or a bar. Souvenirs shop here are worth of visit n the price is reasonable too.

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Thank Lovecharji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tightly packed district of walking streets, lots of local artisan goods, foods and masses of people. Really memorable and fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to wander, particularly in the evening when it is cooler. There are many little souvenir places to check out, some with typical fare, and other with detailed more art-crafted specialty shops. There is a moderate bar scene, a small farmer's market and quite a few options for eating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to see how local house used to be. Unfortunately it now only has stores, no more residents. I still like it better than XingTianDi, which only has expensive shops and restaurants.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely area with the best shops to buy typical Chinese souvenirs. Between the shops there are also some cozy restaurants and even it is a bit crowded and some shops repeat them self it is still a nice and cozy experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To buy little presents definitly the best place in Shanghai, better then the fale markets. It can be really warm and crowded but aside that, its a nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to walk about and take photos of small alleys and old buildings. Though many things are expensive, including the food n drinks in the cafes. Entrance 1 is less crowded than 2 n 3. I reckon because 2 n 3 are closest to the metro exit.

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Staying in 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.